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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Oil and Blood

Herbert: "It is now generally understood that the U.S.-led war in Iraq has become a debacle. Nevertheless, Iraqis are supposed to have their constitution ratified and a permanent government elected by the end of the year. It's a logical escape hatch for George W. Bush. He could declare victory, as a senator once suggested to Lyndon Johnson in the early years of Vietnam, and bring the troops home as quickly as possible. His mantra would be: There's a government in place. We won. We're out of there."

"But don't count on it. The Bush administration has no plans to bring the troops home from this misguided war, which has taken a fearful toll in lives and injuries while at the same time weakening the military, damaging the international reputation of the United States, serving as a world-class recruiting tool for terrorist groups and blowing a hole the size of Baghdad in Washington's budget."

"Many high-level government figures believe that U.S. troops will be in Iraq for a minimum of 5 more years, and perhaps 10. That should be understood by the people who think that the formation of a permanent Iraqi government will lead to the withdrawal of American troops. There is no real withdrawal plan. The fighting and the dying will continue indefinitely." [NYT]

1 comment:

tetrasaure said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, for all those sold into the idea that Iraq had WMD's, the funny thing that Bush, Rumsfeld, and others have the reciepts. LOL PNAC, and the CFR's listed all the info on their websites from 1998 till 2002, but now have been pulled. They knew it, and its going to last until the entire Middle East is under the control of the Bankers. Check out the Grand Chess Board by Zbigniew Brzezinski, you will see what is going on.