Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Iraq Mess

For literally years, Bushie has been saying we need to "Stay the Course" in Iraq. Then on Sunday he claimed he never said that.

Yesterday at a news conference, General Casey, our top general in Iraq, and Zalmay Khalilzad said Iraqi forces should be able to take control of security in the next 12 to 18 months with minimal American support. It was a purely political gesture - I mean really, how many times have we heard this same B.S.?

There are some signs that we are going to be withdrawing troops - with the timetable discussed by Casey and Khalilizad. If that happens it will have to wait until after the election. But, then we hear that we may be sending more troops.

To complicate matters, Iraq's prime minister complained that radical anti-American cleric Muqtada al Sadr's stronghold was raided without his approval. He also disavowed any knowledge of Casey's comments and slammed the top U.S. military and diplomatic representatives in Iraq for saying Iraq needed to set a timetable to curb violence ravaging the country.

What the f**k is going on? Does Bushie have any clue? It certainly does not look like it.


Vigilante said...

What the f**k is going on?

The key is to pound on the point that we are not engaged in a war any more, but upon an occupation. Wars are won (maybe) or lost, but not occupations. Occupations are just ended. We should end this occupation. We should leave.

Rob said...

The sad part is that our Commander-in-Chief has sent soldiers off to die and has no clue what is going on.

It is a disservice to our military to have such confusion and outright incompetence in the leadership.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if we just vote for Democrats this election and build up the Senate and then vote Democrat the next presidential election they can pull all our troops out of Iraq!!! Iraq will then be in civil war and all of the good America has done for Iraq will be turned to crap. All the soldiers who faught over there and were killed or injured would have fought for NOTHING! I am sure that would make them feel really good now wouldn't it?!?!

Rob said...

Too late. Iraq is in civil war.

On top of that, the new Iraqi government is beholden to the Shiite theocracy. Our soldiers have died and because of Bush's incompetence, Iraq is now a pro-Iran state.

Anonymous said...

I come from a military family. My husband was in Iraq, my cousin is presently in Iraq, my other cousin is in OCS and will be going to Iraq next year. They tell a whole different story than the media portrays. They were glad they went and they did their job. Yes, some of their friends died but they died trying to do good for the people of Iraq. They knew it was a risk when they joined. The media is VERY liberal so of course they only want us to see the bad and not the good we are doing for those people. If Saddam was still in power he would continue to kill Kurds and other Iraqis. Iraq would still be a s*** hole. We have done a lot to help that country. Bush is not incompetent. He is a very smart man and he knew what he had to do whether you and I liked it or not. He is our Prseident. If things were SO bad why was he re-elected??

Rob said...

I am happy for you. I had a cousin who served as a sniper for two tours and a brother-in-law who is in the Marines over there right now. So what?

They both love the Marines and the men they serve with, but that doesn't change the fact that the mission is now nothing more than holding back an all out civil war. It is not about 9/11, WMDs, or building a democracy. We already got Saddam and his sons, so that is not the reason. It is all about preventing the civil war from escalating further.

More civilians have died in the three plus years after our invasion than the three years prior to our invasion. It is worsening and they are now dying at a record pace. You can believe that or not, but it is a fact.

Also, Saddam was SECULAR. Unlike bin Laden, Hamas, Hezbollah, and the radical clerics in Iran he did not believe in radical Islam. He was a threat to Iran - we removed him and thus unleashed Iran.