Friday, October 13, 2006

So, How Is It Going In Iraq?

The short answer, we have lost.

Two bits of news should make that perfectly clear. Lest start with British General Sir Richard Dannatt, the head of the United Kingdom's Army.

He is warning that Iraq could break the British army, and points out that

the continuing presence of British troops "exacerbates the security problems" in Iraq


The we hear that the George Bush appointed committee headed by Bush 41 loyalist James Baker has ruled out the prospect for victory.

A commission formed to assess the Iraq war and recommend a new course has ruled out the prospect of victory for America, according to draft policy options shared with The New York Sun by commission officials.


We have lost, what we determine now is the nature of the lose. For those of us who counseled caution this is not unexpected, but still deeply saddening. The list of what ifs will keep historians and military planers busy for the next few decades, but for us, we now have to figure out, what is the best way to lose this fight, and determine if there is anything that can be salvaged in Afghanistan.


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Barry said...

I am a former troop, and I support every member of our armed forces.

So much so, that I want to see the U.S. end the war actions in Iraq.

We lost not because our brave men and women were unable or unwilling to perform thier tasks, but because thier tasks were never defined.

At one point the U.S. had an excellent opportunity to establish a strong democratic prescence in the region with our actions in Afghanistan. We pissed it away.

I blame this loss soley on the Bush administrations policies.