Monday, August 15, 2005

Washington Post article on the Bush Admin's "New" Attitude on Iraq

4 Thoughts:

Blogger pawlr said...

Vietnamization, meet Iraqification.

Monday, August 15, 2005 11:41:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

True, but, again: what the hell are/were we fighting for? Democracy is now off the table.

These guys are the arch-postmodernist straw man that, well, these guys have been railing against for years.


Monday, August 15, 2005 11:51:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Also, this is Hughesian prep for the new product to be launched in September. No doubt, and no doubt this is tuned to the 2006 elections.

Monday, August 15, 2005 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

This is a good time to watch "the Battle of Algiers" and "Vietnam - a Television History" - by Stanley Karnow.

The administration knows that it can't win the war or the 2006 mid-term elections. To win the war, we would have to institute the draft - which would kill the Republican party's chances in 2006. To win the midterms, the Republicans have to get rid of the Iraq problem. That ain't gonna happen. The only political solution that might work would probably involve the creation of a new crisis that could distract the people long enough to get through the mid-terms. However, I can't imagine what form such a wag-the-dog might take. Iran ain't it.


Thursday, August 18, 2005 1:11:00 AM  

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