October 19, 2006

How much longer should we dig.

The familiar and apt saying goes that when you find yourself in a deep hole, the first thing you do is stop digging

John Beydler at The Passing Parade lays out yet more compelling reasons it's time to reject the Republican (and Joe Lieberman) "stay the course" arguments showing scant relation to the reality in Iraq and to stop digging.
While the slaughter goes on and on, and gets worse, American politicians babble on about how we can't leave because Iraq would descend into civil war. Of course, as every day's headlines make ever more clear, the civil was is already raging. The number of attacks, most of them Iraqi on Iraqi, is growing. The death toll is mounting, the numbers higher day by day. Deaths are running at 100-plus per day now. Most of the people dying are Iraqis; most of the killing is done by Iraqis.

As Sir Richard said, we're merely exacerbating the problem, and paying a high price in blood in the process. Nearly 3,000 American troops have been killed now, 20,000 wounded.

Our leaders took us there because, they said, we had to get rid of those weapons of mass destruction that, of course, turned out to be figments of their imaginations.

Once the military did its job with dispatch and efficiency, our leaders blew the next step with bad decision on top of bad decision. We've delivered on nothing in the way of improving services, the economy or the quality of life. Just the opposite.

No wonder that the vast majority wants us gone. No wonder a solid majority approves of attacks on Americans.

The time to leave is soon. Very soon.


At 10/19/2006 8:20 PM, Blogger nicodemus said...

I was disappointed to see the White House reject the strategy of dividing Iraq into new countries. This idea came from Michael Savage and I think it is an idea that makes a lot of sense.

Iraq has not been a sovereign country for very long. Partition it off and give each ethnic tribe their own piece and then let's get out.

Downside: A few additional crazy Arab nations to keep an eye on won't necessarily make the region safer.

At 10/20/2006 1:42 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Nico, nico, nico.

You can be so disappointing sometimes!

What the hell are you doing even LISTENING to a certifiable fruitcake like Michael Weiner Savage (Weiner is his real name, as you probably already know)

It's not that he's rabidly right wing, it's that the guy is NUTS! I really thought you were a better judge of character than that Nico. tsk tsk.

And it about made me throw up in my mouth to hear you ascribe a plan to partition Iraq to that freak.

It's not Weiner's plan, obviously, but has been discussed by various people for some time. It's roundly rejected as counterproductive, as they'd probably just continue to fight each other and ..... just how do you decide how to divide up the oil among these groups?
Ahhh.... that might prove... how do you say... impossible?

It's not a completely lunatic idea, though it's never mentioned as a workable solution by anyone serious.

Weiner is a brain damaged hateful little twit and I'm actually ashamed to hear you quote him, and it makes me wince to even hear that you listen to him.

Nico... nico, nico. You can sound so reasonable and then..... this.

tsk tsk tsk.

Savage Weiner is, for the unfamiliar, a guy who's labeled Madeleine Albright a "traitor" because the Clinton Administration was in office when North Korea bought two nuclear reactors from a Western company.

But he didn't know, or didn't mention, that Don Rumsfeld was serving on the board of the company that sold the damn reactors at the time!

This is the guy who also goes into raving fits and once said he wished a gay caller to his show got AIDS and died and who recently claimed that a victory by the Democratic Party in the November midterm elections, "could lead to the breakup of the United States of America, the way the Soviet Union broke up."

Nico... stop listening to Weiner. It's bad for your mental health.

At 10/20/2006 8:55 PM, Blogger Cal Skinner said...

How much is Lieberman leading by now?


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