01-09-2006, 05:35 AM
In the Starting Line-up
Join Date: Jan 2005
Winter of Discontent
The only good thing that could have emerged from this election was a graceful American exit. Saddam is gone. There are no WMDs. A successful democratic election was held.
Any sane American government would take that as a cue to declare victory and head for the exits (although one could certainly argue that a sane government would never have gone to Iraq in the first placeâ€¦but that is another issue entirely).
Unfortunately, no one ever accused the Bush administration of sanity. They seem to believe that this election was a success and that things are better than ever. And since their original intentions included permanent American military bases, they have no real desire to leave Iraq anyway.
So whether by delusion or design, American forces donâ€™t appear to be leaving anytime soonâ€¦which will place our soldiers in a ring-side seat at a nasty, three-way civil war.
Isn't insanity defined as repeating the same process and expecting a different result?? I think this is a good description of the neo-con cabal, don't you??
But I disagree with his thinking here. We may very well be "cutting and running", and leaving the bulk of the counter-insurgency to airstrikes.
How that will work out is anyones guess. Word is that the Shiites will be trained to call these in. Oh...yes Rumsfeld, that sounds like a terrific idea!
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