Timelines Do they really work??
If only we had listened to Obama earlier, the Iraq War could have been over years ago. The press is now reporting the Iraqis want us to leave and Obama wants us to leave. Violence is low. All this occurred because of the proposed time line by Obama looks like it might be implemented. Finally, Bush is going to get something right. As we all | Read More »
Obama and Maliki
On one side of withdrawals are Obama and Maliki. On the other are Admirals Fallon and Mullen, and General Petreaus, and John McCain. Now I understand why Maliki is on the side he is. It’s his job to promote Iraqi interests, whether they are long term regional and strategic interests, or short term internal interests (he has spent the last 3-4 months killing thousands of | Read More »
Are We There Yet? Victory in Iraq and the 2008 Election
“Events, dear boy, events.” –Former British PM Harold Macmillan on the greatest threat to any government’s plans. “In chaos there is opportunity” –Variously attributed. It’s time for Republicans to decide: are we willing to stake the election on the proposition that we have won the war in Iraq?
A question for Barack Obama
Prime Minister Maliki has spoke positively of the surge since it started, crediting it for averting civil war in his country. Now that Maliki and President Bush are talking about using the success of the surge and General Petraeus’s new strategy in order to pull our troops out earlier, will you admit you were wrong and Bush was right about the surge?
The successful surge strategy in graphs
Every picture tells a story, don’t it. The following graphs don’t tell the whole story of the surge strategy because Iraq is a big and old and complex place, but they do provide some measures of how the strategy is going, and it’s going quite well. Civilian casualties are way down, to historic lows. So are U.S. military casualties.
Washington Post: Obama “Foolish” and “Irrational” and “Wrong” on Iraq
First the Post Editorial Board scolded Obama for ducking the townhall debates, after saying he would debate McCain anywhere, any time. Now they think he’s an idiot on Iraq. Welcome to the party boys. Barack Obama yesterday accused President Bush and Sen. John McCain of rigidity on Iraq: “They said we couldn’t leave when violence was up, they say we can’t leave when violence is | Read More »