Sunday, July 13, 2008


The Wisdom of the New York Times, Pt. 1

Here is the lengthy editorial last year (July 8, 2007) by the failing, traitorous New York Times declaring defeat in Iraq and calling for swift, complete withdrawal (retreat) damn the consequences. This was (is? who knows?) Obama's position as well. No one in authority listened to them, thank God, and instead we have lower violence levels, functional defeat, but not eradication, yet, of al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, functional disbanding of the most violent militias and completion of 15 of the 18 benchmarks (16 if you recognize that the sharing of oil revenue is being accomplished through the budget) set by Congress.

Incredibly telling is this tidbit.

Americans must be clear that Iraq, and the region around it, could be even bloodier and more chaotic after Americans leave. There could be reprisals against those who worked with American forces, further ethnic cleansing, even genocide. Potentially destabilizing refugee flows could hit Jordan and Syria. Iran and Turkey could be tempted to make power grabs. Perhaps most important, the invasion has created a new stronghold from which terrorist activity could proliferate.

The administration, the Democratic-controlled Congress, the United Nations and America’s allies must try to mitigate those outcomes — and they may fail. But Americans must be equally honest about the fact that keeping troops in Iraq will only make things worse.

Keeping troops in Iraq will only make things worse?

As predictions go, it is difficult to imagine one more wrong.


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