Wise words from our President

Administration’s Tone Signals a Longer, Broader Iraq Conflict (NYT)

No shit? I’d almost be tempted to ascribe this to, oh, reading the newspaper for once, instead of trusting the same people who started a problem to keep you apprised of its status.

Well, at least we can be grateful for the remarkable feat of infrastructure our administration has pulled off: creating the largest, most sophisticated terrorist training facility in recorded history, complete with daily live-target practice, and capable of handling tens of thousands (maybe more!) of trainees at a time. The price may be a bit high – something in the ballpark of $100B and a few thousand American soldiers’ lives, to say nothing of the number of Iraqi civilians caught in the crossfire – but if you really want to create an effective, well-trained and well-equipped enemy, there’s just no substitute for a large country, out-of-the-way for us but centrally located for them, with no functioning government and a steady American military presence just large enough to draw fire but nowhere near large enough to actually stabilize things.

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Published in: on October 17, 2005 at 00:18  Comments (4)  
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  1. And at this point I really can’t see it as anything other than smoke to try to try to steal some of the headlines away from the CIA leak investigation’s possible indictments that hit the front pages today…
    It’s not like it’s news to anyone that things are going rather poorly in Iraq…

  2. And at this point I really can’t see it as anything other than smoke to try to try to steal some of the headlines away from the CIA leak investigation’s possible indictments that hit the front pages today…
    It’s not like it’s news to anyone that things are going rather poorly in Iraq…

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  4. this post, while snarky, is highly awesome


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