If we had 3 or 4 years and the political will to maintain troop levels where they are now, then we would have a real chance to make the difference.
Warbloggers like to make assumptions like that one. When theyâ€™re predicting the future things are very clear. But when those predictions donâ€™t come true and things turn out the opposite of what they predicted itâ€™s a â€œperfect stormâ€.
A perfect storm of almost non-existent public support for our war aims coupled with US pressure on the Iraqis to shoehorn radical changes in their society, their constitution, and their politics into an unrealistic and inevitably, an impossible time frame will ultimately doom our efforts to take any military success achieved via the surge and turn it into progress on the political front.
Who could possibly have known? Oh well, won a few elections and got those tax cuts passed. Heh indeedComment Posted By antiphone On 29.04.2007 @ 17:35
Letâ€™s get this straight. You donâ€™t like the Bush administrationâ€™s policy. You donâ€™t want a surge. You want a permanent occupation.
In a sane world with a functioning political class weâ€™d stay in Iraq for decades. At least as long as South Korea, Japan, and Germany. Manage the killing to an acceptable level. Deter Iran from adventures, and defeat Al Qaeda which has proclaimed themselves on the cusp of victory over the US.
But you canâ€™t admit itâ€™s Bush policy you disagree with so who gets the blame?
But instead Dems wish partisan advantage over patriotism. And preach appeasement lunacy against an enemy who cannot be appeased or negotiated with.
You donâ€™t have a logically consistent understanding of the situation in your own country. Why on earth would you be credible authority on international issues?Comment Posted By antiphone On 29.04.2007 @ 16:53
I just pray the dems can handle what they have done here.
You better pray as hard as you can because youâ€™re not much of a thinker are you?. Six years of a Republican administration backed up by a Republican dominated congress that gave the Republican President literally everything he wanted and yet the mess weâ€™re in is the fault of the Democrats.
Thatâ€™s a profound success story, an incredible triumph of spin over substance. Obviously thereâ€™s a significant constituency in this country willing to bypass reason completely and rely on a single emotional response to every problem, blame the enemy (Democrats). The enemy abroad the enemy at home, anyone who dares to question their leadership is the enemy. How patriotic, a deformed and perverted caricature of patriotism turned against fellow citizens for political advantage.
Wars are a great way to consolidate power, the best possible excuse to cast aside any pretense of sharing leadership, any pretense of accountability, and every annoying little vestige of democracy. The Republican leadership started an unnecessary war and they have no idea how to end it. They only have one strategy. Blame Democrats.Comment Posted By antiphone On 29.04.2007 @ 15:11
Many of the comments on this blog and others like it are the clearest evidence to date of the long-term effects of fluoride in our national water supplyâ€¦Comment Posted By antiphone On 28.04.2007 @ 14:20
You're so predictable. This is going to be fun.Comment Posted By antiphone On 3.04.2007 @ 17:02
What the tapes donâ€™t show and therefore we are not privy to, is whether Ware, as most reporters are apt to do at pressers like this, made sotto voc comments to his collegues trying to get a laugh out of them. This would be in keeping with Wareâ€™s world weary, cynical personae â€“ one he cultivates to the nth degree if you bother watching his appearances on CNN.
This is truly fascinating stuff and I have to hand it to you, because when you connect the dots this way there really is a certain truthiness to Drudgeâ€™s reporting, isnâ€™t there. Itâ€™s as though Drudge could actually read Wareâ€™s mind, a mind that was silently heckling Senator McCain. Drudgeâ€™s impulse to manipulate the facts is totally understandable given that the average reader would undoubtedly have a hard time accepting his telepathic abilities. The important thing is that he got the word out that Michael Ware has an attitude problem. He needs help. This is what I didnâ€™t get before; Drudgeâ€™s truthiness, itâ€™s all about helping people.Comment Posted By antiphone On 3.04.2007 @ 09:01
â€¦I still think heâ€™s been there too long and that his cynicism is interfering with his reportingâ€¦
So you people spread lies all over the internet and when you eventually get caught red handed you continue to insist heâ€™s the one with a problem. Thatâ€™s very interesting.Comment Posted By antiphone On 2.04.2007 @ 22:42
So the right wing noise machine is really nothing more than the effort to recover the truthâ€™s missing shoes. Thanks, this really clears things up.Comment Posted By antiphone On 7.03.2007 @ 13:09
Face it, for a significant number of Republicans the most important political subject in the world today is the sex lives of other people. Period.
These people are so excited by the image of a thin blonde woman insulting the sexuality of another man and â€œtalking dirtyâ€ that all other considerations are eclipsed. Personally, I feel sorry for these people but I have no idea what kind of treatment would help them progress beyond the their state of arrested adolescence.Comment Posted By antiphone On 5.03.2007 @ 00:59
Maher is a self proclaimed Libertarian who endorsed Bob Dole in 96. You may not think heâ€™s a proper Libertarian but thatâ€™s a different issue. To claim heâ€™s a liberal demonstrates a childish simplification of terminology that categorizes everyone who disagrees with the Bush administration as â€œliberalâ€. Itâ€™s the political philosophy of Animal Farm.Comment Posted By antiphone On 4.03.2007 @ 22:04
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