Monday, November 21, 2005

a stunning admission

Maybe Dick Cheney was telling the truth here. That would certainly be frightening. His words:

Those who advocate a sudden withdraw from Iraq should answer a couple simple questions. Would the United States and other free nations be better off or worse off with Zarqawi, Bin Laden and Zawahiri in control Iraq?

The Vice-President is actually using the utter incompetance of this administration as the reason American forces cannot withdraw from Iraq. Assuming what he says is true, the situation is so horrendously bad in Iraq, that any Iraq forces we left in power would be immediately overwhelmed (or welcomed?) by Osama, Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda, et al.

This is their defense of the Iraqi War. "We can't pull-out because we've botched things up so badly."

Can we honestly expect this same group to turn things around? No. I wasn't on board until recently, but I honestly think America needs to begin withdrawing from Iraq. I don't think it is possible to fix this broken pot. Sorry Pottery Barn, but you will be better off if we leave the store. You already knew it, and now I do too.

**CONFIRMED** Pottery Barn (Iraqi Leaders) want us to leave the store (Iraq).


At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the recent edition of the American Conservative, two articles assess Bush strategy and find it deeply flawed. An article by Eric Margolis on the nature of the Iraqi resistance is especially interesting. He claims, with good reason, that the Iraqi government planned a ten year insurgency campaign before the bombs ever started dropping. The Zarqawi group grabs the headlines, in line with the demonization propaganda frame that is generally employed, but the bulk of the resistance fighters are elements of the old Iraqi army, executing the plan, and others now joining simply to force the occupiers out.


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