I see that the Wall Street Journal has now become a safe-haven for international war criminals who have a desire to spread their vile propaganda. The question I have is whether the U.S. has an extradition treaty with Wyoming or whether a special-op will be needed to bring in the evil-doers. Also, can Murdoch's WSJ also be charged for aiding and abetting and granting safe haven to known war criminals?
But enough about the Cheneys.
Let's relitigate the Iraqi "surge" shall we? All the coolest effers in the Village think NOW is the time to dust off the only topic that still arouses the impotent John McCain....the "surge" in Iraq circa 2006-2007.
The U.S. attacked Iraq in 2003 after the Bushies knowingly misled Congress and the American people about Iraq posing an imminent threat to the "Homeland." It was all horseshite then.....and it still is. Iraq posed no imminent threat to our nation. Those who opposed the act of aggression warned that regime-changing Saddam would lead to a total meltdown of sectarian strife....which it did.
To try to save The Decider's presidential legacy ass and keep hopes for future pre-emptive war crimes alive, neo-conservatives. like John McCain, called for a "surge" of 20,000 to 30,000 U.S. combat troops to, you know, re-Accomplish the same Mission that Georgie, in full Codpiece flightsuit attire, told us we had Accomplished in 2003.
The objectives of the "surge" were twofold. Tamp down on the increased violence to arrive at a place where the various sectarian groups inside Iraq could reach a political agreement.
If you have been listening to the Know Nothing Contingency this week you probably have heard that the U.S. was victorious in Iraq....and it was all because of the successful "surge" that so aroused the likes of McCain, Lieberman and Graham. In this Three Amigo pipedream, the Bushies won the Iraq Act of Aggression thanks to the "surge" and then....sigh.....the Muslim Obama quickly threw Bush's glorious, surging victory away.
March 14, 2008.....
Iraqi leaders have failed to take advantage of a reduction in violence to make adequate progress toward resolving their political differences, Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said Thursday.
Without political reconciliation among the various sectarian groups Saddam Hussein had previously kept in check with his fascist fist, all that the "surge" of renewed U.S. violence accomplished was more bloodshed. 1000 U.S. soldiers were killed after the surge began....and still no political reconciliation inside Iraq....even after the violence subsided.
Those claiming now that Obama threw away our most glorious, surge-injected Victory......are saying that because Obama didn't demand a residual U.S. combat presence in Iraq.....he foolishly discarded the "victory" that the Bushies had secured.
The truth....is another matter altogether.....
But ending the U.S. troop presence in Iraq was an overwhelmingly popular demand among Iraqis, and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki appears to have been unwilling to take the political risk of extending it. While he was inclined to see a small number of American soldiers stay behind to continue mentoring Iraqi forces, the likes of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, on whose support Maliki's ruling coalition depends, were having none of it. Even the Obama Administration's plan to keep some 3,000 trainers behind failed because the Iraqis were unwilling to grant them the legal immunity from local prosecution that is common to SOF agreements in most countries where U.S. forces are based.
So, yes, the same neo-cons who misled our nation into an international war crime in Iraq.....are today, 11 years later, misleading our nation again about surges, alleged victories, and how current violence inside Bush's Pottery Barn is now all Obama's fault.
Also, too......that goddamn anti-Muslim video had nothing to do with the Benghazi attack either.
Today, the really, really knowledgeable and smart people are calling for "airstrikes" inside Iraq to, I don't know, re-win the "surge", I guess. But know this about U.S airstrikes inside Iraq.....
“46 per cent of the victims of US air strikes whose gender could be determined were female and 39 per cent were children.”
Not sure whether one could call that "winning Iraqi hearts and minds."
But one thing is for sure, the People Who Were Wrong All Along want to spread more freedom bombs inside Iraq.....
GOP Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee, John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina all called for an air intervention in Iraq....
George W. Bush once famously asked..... "Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
Such presidential brilliance is rarely so profound......but the question that Commander Guy should have asked was......Is our neo-cons learning?
As you've been witnessing in real time this last week........the answer is clearly no.
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