Monday, July 23, 2007

HOW Fucked ARE We, Really? We Are SOOOOOO Fucked!, Iraq Edition

Iraq: The Way to Go
By Peter Galbraith(NYRB, Aug, 16, 2007)
The Iraq war is lost. Of course, neither the President nor the war's intellectual architects are prepared to admit this. Nonetheless, the specter of defeat shapes their thinking in telling ways. The case for the war is no longer defined by the benefits of winning—a stable Iraq, democracy on the march in the Middle East, the collapse of the evil Iranian and Syrian regimes—but by the consequences of defeat. As President Bush put it, "The consequences of failure in Iraq would be death and destruction in the Middle East and here in America."

That's how fucked we are.

1 comment:

Mr. Pelican said...

You cannot win that which was lost from the outset.
Mission Accomplished: only if that mission was:
A: the deaths of tens of thousands.
B: the formation of a new generation of extremists.
C: the ruin of a credible foreign policy.
D: the destruction of goodwill towards America on
a planet-wide scale.
E: the brazen sublimation of American civil rights.
F: the usurpation of constitutional powers never
intended for the Executive Branch.
That we have not sooner impeached these criminals only attests to the gutlessness of our congressional leadership and the fecklesseness of its constituency. Let's put the blame squarely where it lies, on all of us.
Now let us fix the problem. Bush and co. make Nixon look almost beatific. IMPEACH THEM ALL!