Monday, February 12, 2007

There Will Be NO Victory In Iraq For The W, Rove and Co.

If you read between the lines, you will notice the tacit admission of defeat echoing around the Whitehouse and with in the whole of the W, Rove and Co.

Overtly, you will notice that the talk a good game saying things like, non-binding resolutions do not support the troops, or that suggesting we bring the troops home is tantamount to aiding and abetting the terrorists.

But really, you need only look so far to see how we should all know that "victory" in Iraq is neither going to be realized in the near term, nor will it be possible to proceed as is if we are to retain a modicum of face in this matter.

Exhibit 1: The W, Rove and Co is setting up the next administration to carry on:
Q Tony, I just wanted to follow on what you were saying before, about the President -- with the resolutions flying around the Hill, what the President is doing. He's focused on trying to, you said, leave tools in place to fight the war on terror for the next President.

MR. SNOW: Correct.
But to what end?
Even his advisors suggest that W is simply putting off the declaration of defeat. The new National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq starkly delineates the gulf that separates President Bush's illusions from the realities of the war. Victory, as the president sees it, requires a stable liberal democracy in Iraq that is pro-American. The NIE describes a war that has no chance of producing that result. In this critical respect, the NIE, the consensus judgment of all the U.S. intelligence agencies, is a declaration of defeat.
So, the bigger questions remain. If things are so bad, why does the W, Rove and Co. insist on it's flag waving, patriotic rhetoric in the face of opposition to their current plans?

Would it be wrong to declare defeat and move on, not unlike declaring chapter 11, and retool the whole operation? Given how much the W, Rove and Co has been wrong about Iraq so far, might they also be wrong about what would happen if we pull out the troops?

5 comments:

pissed off patricia said...

Bush is much more worried about what history will say about him than how many soldiers are killed in his wars. The best he can do now is just keep the war going and hope that history will say he led the war on terror and no more. So what if people are dying every day because of so many wrong decisions he made, it's how history will remember him that really counts.

Enlightenment said...

Speaking of the so-called "war on terror", I just made a very detailed post regarding the event that precipitated the "war on terror" but it is in the archives, for September 2006, go to the September 11 thread. One thing though, it is somewhat shocking so I strongly advise that you are sitting down when you read it.

Enlightenment said...

The whole "War on Terror" is bogus, a thinly-veiled war to try to gain as much control over as much of the world's (remaining) oil reserves as possible; the Cheney/Bush regime realizes that the world's oil supply isn't going to last forever, that we've depleted most of it, are steadily depleting it faster and faster, and that the closer we get to having none left the more expensive it will get. I long for the day when this will be common knowledge and the American people will know they have been duped, used and manipulated by this regime, made to be afraid of their own shadow and bullied into giving up what remaining civil liberties they had in pursuit of a bogus chimera. Damn, I wish the people of this country were a little smarter, more well-read and willing to actually ask questions, think for themselves and not just blindly and pusillanimously accept anything at face value that "authority figures" and blow-dried assholes on the "news" tell them. Grow up America. Start acting like a real country full of real people. Before it's too late. You already have a police state. What's it going to take? Herding people into cattle cars to whisk them away to concentration camps? Changing the flag to put a giant swastika in the blue field in place of the stars? This must be the most easily-led lemming-like nation in the world.

Anonymous said...


That's why it's called the internet

Enlightenment, enlighten us with a link?

Your 16 February, 2007 16:28 comment has it's own link. Why not link to your referenced comment "in the archives, for September 2006, go to the September 11 thread."

Enlightenment said...

Good idea. Though I apologize it isn't the kind where you can just click on it, as I never learned how to make those. Here is the link to it but you'll have to "copy and paste" to make it work.

http://educationalwhisper.blogspot.com/2006/09/was-presidents-speech-on-nine-eleven.html#comments