Monday, March 27, 2006

From the Start




In February of 2004 Presidential candidate John Kerry said that Bush’s failure to plan for postwar Iraq was “utterly staggering”. It has since become etched in modern-day folklore that the Bush Administration had no plan for post-war Iraq. However, there has always been a clear US policy since the liberation of the country.

Critics of the Administration have just taken advantage of the savage terrorism that is waged by the Iraqi insurgency which mainly attacks soft-targets like mosques, restaurants and unarmed civilians. This helps Bush’s critics to paint pictures that are far removed from reality amid this backdrop of criminal violence.

Iraqi insurgents resort to attacks using remotely detonated explosives because they are unable to engage a superior and highly motivated US military, revealing that they are losing the war. Their only hope comes from politicians of the US opposition and the chaos resulting from sectarian violence.

There is a CNN article dated April 9, 2003 which quotes Donald Rumsfield and other US officials as they discusses US plans for post-war Iraq:

“A U.S.-led civilian authority will come into Baghdad once the city is secure and beginning running various government services, Rumsfeld said. Some of those ministries, such as agriculture, will be turned over to Iraqis, but security and other key responsibilities will remain in the hands of coalition forces. Eventually an Iraqi Interim Authority will take charge and that will be replaced by an elected Iraqi government, according to U.S. officials.”

...and that is exactly what happened. There was a plan and the US “stubbornly” stood by it.

So should we turn this country over to politicians like Feingold and Murtha who don’t have any plan other than appeasing terrorism?

13 comments:

nanc said...

well, we sure are a bunch of hardheaded people when we want to be!

how are you, fern? it was a work day for me and i am exhausted...these one or two days a week are going to do me in. woe is me - how do people do it?

i think madze is in a way right now. i imagine how i would feel if kerry had won. anyway, i'm having a beer on his misery.

American Crusader said...

John Murtha, the Dummycratic hardliner...lol, has lost all credibility. What a whining sniveling cut and run loser he has become. Could you imagine people like him leading troops into battle?
He will not produced the documents authorizing his purple hearts...sound familiar?

Freedomnow said...

Murtha is a lover not a fighter. Sort of a gigolo that loves them and leaves them, always on the run from child support obligations.

Otherwise known as a mofo.

Nanc if you go on disability due to your overstressed work routine I am 100% behind you.

nanc said...

yeah, pushing my wheelchair, i'd bet...

are you going to the beak roast today? his 500th post! PARTAY!

Freedomnow said...

What a party, thanks for the invite!!!

nanc said...

well, YOU are a man among men and one of the best sports i know on the www. now, if you were only handsome...

Iran Watch said...

Unfortunately the MSM will distort the news to fit their desired outcome no matter what the real outcome is.

Freedomnow said...

Nanc,

What do you want, everything? I say wisdom before beauty.

When I was given my chiseled good-looks, God lent Hellen Keller the carpentry tools for awhile.

IWatch,

The media is a useful tool for terrorism. Since their societys are not as free as ours, terrorists can really grasp that point.

nanc said...

well, stevie wonder saw that coming!

nanc said...

p.s. wisdom before beauty? yeah, well, some of us have it all!

Freedomnow said...

At least modesty isnt one of your faults.

Anyways, wisdom is the sum of everything you will admit ignorance of.

...and I really dont know Jack shit.

I'm serious, I dont know who the hell he is, but I think he has a really bad name...

nanc said...

i don't really know jack either. i was talking wisdom teeth - i've had mine since i was 13!

nanc said...

fern - i'm glad your jill carroll was set free and appears to be in good health.