Things Like This Give Me A Real Headache
By Number Six
Thursday, March 01, 2007 at 02:14 PM
I kid you not. To paraphrase the late Rod Serling, "submitted for your approval", a bit from The Guardian where some military officials STILL ain't got it yet!....Check it out:
An elite team of officers advising the US commander, General David Petraeus, in Baghdad has concluded that they have six months to win the war in Iraq - or face a Vietnam-style collapse in political and public support that could force the military into a hasty retreat.Whoa, hold it right there!! "Vietnam-style collapse"? "In political and public support"???
HELLO! YOO-HOO! EARTH CALLING!!!!
The officers - combat veterans who are experts in counter-insurgency - are charged with implementing the "new way forward" strategy announced by George Bush on January 10. The plan includes a controversial "surge" of 21,500 additional American troops to establish security in the Iraqi capital and Anbar province.
But the team, known as the "Baghdad brains trust" and ensconced in the heavily fortified Green Zone, is struggling to overcome a range of entrenched problems in what has become a race against time, according to a former senior administration official familiar with their deliberations.
"They know they are operating under a clock. They know they are going to hear a lot more talk in Washington about 'Plan B' by the autumn - meaning withdrawal. They know the next six-month period is their opportunity. And they say it's getting harder every day," he said.
God, don't you just love those who still hold out, despite the tide being tsunami strength?
Hello? Washington? Pentagon? DOD? American voters here, also bloggers, and those who know better and knew better:
It's over, got it? What part of "WE LOST" isn't getting into the skull, thank you?
We Carolinians have many sayings, one, of which I will share: "Don't go round barefoot into no fireant mound!" And we have, sadly, Iraq is a lost cause, and was such before we went.
I love optimism, but who are these leaders attempting to appease? The drunk? The Reich Wing? The Little Green Snotballs crowd?
It's a bad joke, really. This story may play on Faux news, others, but to a tired public and angry electorate, sorry, this is as useless as the proverbial screen door on a submarine.
Yet, more expensive, of course.
DOD? Give it up. Send our kids home. Now.