November 21, 2005

See, It's Not Just Us Crazy Dems Part II

Iraqi leaders call for a withdrawal plan.
In a final statement, read by Arab League chief Amre Moussa, host of the three-day summit, they called for ``the withdrawal of foreign troops according to a timetable, through putting in place an immediate national program to rebuild the armed forces."
Even Rumsfeld is dragging his feet about his support for the war, saying "I didn't advocate invasion...I wasn't asked." Well, it's a little troubling that nobody thought to ask the Secretary of Defense his opinion of invading another country, but that claim is also totally false, as you can see by reading the article I linked. Nevertheless, that Rumsfeld feels the need to distance himself from the decision to go to war is telling.

Also, Cenk Uygur of The Huffington Post rubbishes the idea that we can prevent the insurgents from "out-waiting" our departure. His reason: they live there.

Yes, there are foreign terrorists operating within Iraq, but there are many more hostile Iraqis in Iraq, and short of mass deportation (to where?) or total extermination (which would be both impossible and immoral), we're not going to be able to clear Iraq of possible insurgents no matter when we leave. That is, as long as we do plan on leaving eventually.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm...seems like the White House has a serious problem with communication-they tell things to people they shouldn't (Scooter Libby or whoever the heck leaked Val Plame's name), but hold back info from the people who need it most (Rumsfeld-at least if we can trust his own account). Could someone remind me why pundits thought Bush connected with people so well?

    On a side note, I've added you to my blogroll-sorry for the delay in responding to your comment; I'm kinda slow that way.

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