Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Less Of A Surge, More Of A Tidal Shift

Hey, everyone, good news! According to General Petraeus, if the surge doesn't work... we'll just stay in Iraq anyway!

Claiming steady, albeit slow, military and political progress, Petraeus said the "many, many challenges" would not be resolved "in a year or even two years." Similar counterinsurgency operations, he said, citing Britain's experience in Northern Ireland, "have gone at least nine or 10 years." He said he and Crocker would be making "some recommendations on the way ahead" to Congress, and that it was realistic to assume "some form of long-term security arrangement" with Iraq.

So, we've spent four years fucking up Iraq to the point where it makes the dictator's reign look good, and now we're being asked to keep feeding our already overtaxed troops into a ten-year plan to pull it out of the cesspit we could have avoided digging in the first place if someone had stopped to think for a minute. Why do I have the feeling that the American people won't go for this?

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