Okay…

Yes, it looks like Rumsfeld has finally lost his last bit of touch with reality. “U.S. to rely on Iraqi forces to quell civil war” is the headline. Now, the Iraqi forces are in no small part involved in the civil war, but don’t let that intervene.

Seriously, I can see how a civil war in Iraq could even be to the United States’ advantage, but I would really like to know that we’re doing our foreign policy on purpose rather than by accident, and that we have something resembling a sane operational plan for how to protect our own people there when the shit hits the industrial-sized fan.

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Published in: on March 9, 2006 at 12:55  Comments (4)  
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  1. From a more cynical perspective: just about every civil war throughout history has been quelled by internal forces.
    Even more cynical: we’ve got no interest in this particular civil war. Our weapons systems and “Shock and Awe” have both been well field-tested by now. (For those who don’t get the reference: Germany’s panzers and Blitzkrieg was first trialed in the 1936 Spanish Civil War.)

  2. From a more cynical perspective: just about every civil war throughout history has been quelled by internal forces.
    Even more cynical: we’ve got no interest in this particular civil war. Our weapons systems and “Shock and Awe” have both been well field-tested by now. (For those who don’t get the reference: Germany’s panzers and Blitzkrieg was first trialed in the 1936 Spanish Civil War.)

  3. Wow. I think you’ve managed to out-cynic me in Middle Eastern politics. That’s no small achievement. 🙂

  4. Wow. I think you’ve managed to out-cynic me in Middle Eastern politics. That’s no small achievement. 🙂


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