Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Time to Bring Them Home

I watched the show yesterday as the Republicans cheered on the war and the Democrats tried to find out what in the hell is going on in Iraq and when if ever we are going to bring the troops home.

There was an interesting bit. Petraeus said that the US forces were planning to go into Basra and deal with the problems there. But, apparently al-Maliki thought the American plan wasn’t going fast enough so he decided to take his own military or police and head out for Basra. Petraeus said he tried to warn al-Maliki that his plan wouldn’t work. Of course we all know how that worked out for al-Maliki. He ended up in over his head and had to call for the US military to help him out.

If the Iraqis want to start battles on their own time schedule, against the advice of Petraeus, why must our military end up doing the dirty work?

As if it wasn’t bad enough that our military was sent into this war by men who didn’t know what the hell they were doing, now they are having to fight to help the leader of another country who apparently doesn’t know what the hell he is doing either.

If al-Maliki doesn’t want to take the advice of our military then what are we doing there even one more day?

18 Comments:

Blogger FranIAm said...

Yesterday and those hearings... I am rendered speechless. And filled with anger.

It needs to stop. Now.

However, it will not based on what I saw yesterday and our spineless so-called "representatives."

April 09, 2008 2:28 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

it is DONE...over...FUBAR mess that it is- time to bring them home...this is a Brownie Mess.....Our troops are being used as Mercenaries there...those hearings were suposed to be to scare everyone about how "fragile" things are- with of course Iran to blame ( another LIE)....that is why they don't want to draw down the numbers...the troops- our men and women are hostage there....we need to get them home....

And Fran is right - balless wonders....

April 09, 2008 3:10 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

Sounds like the typical Bush plan which naturally is all messed up.

April 09, 2008 5:30 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Bush and Maliki have much more in common than we all thought. Perhaps they can find time for a mandate.

April 09, 2008 6:14 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

what are we doing there even one more day?

We're making sure that Bushco's cronies get all the money from our treasury that they can before the new administration comes in with the accountants...

April 09, 2008 6:36 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

But... I kinda am relieved that Bushco is not trying to come up with a plan to pull out. He's got the shit finger - everything he touches turns to a big turdblossom.

Please, don't let him touch the withdrawl, he'll get all our military killed!

April 09, 2008 6:38 AM  
Blogger pogo said...

I needed a drink after watching the news coverage of the (as Dowd put it) Surge Twins. Glad PoP is around to provide one.

April 09, 2008 6:44 AM  
Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

SB Gypsy is right. It has nothing to do with tactics and everything to do with war profiteering.

April 09, 2008 7:14 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I didn't watch, except for the excerpts on the news. It's a nightmare, and we don't get to wake up until January 2009.

April 09, 2008 7:18 AM  
Anonymous via said...

I still wonder what role Cheney's little sneak trip played in Maliki's decision to go to Basra. Isn't it a little too coincidental?

April 09, 2008 7:40 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

This was nothing more than a run up to our future war with Iran. Bush will just use this hearing as an excuse for air strikes in Iran. I didn't bother to watch the hearings, I already knew what the outcome would be.

April 09, 2008 8:05 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

The whole thing is an exercise in futility--hearings, "tough" questions, bullshit, bullshit, and more bullshit. I don't know why they waste the time for this crap. ME is right--just an excuse to rattle the saber at Iran. My mind reels at the thought of invading yet ANOTHER sovereign nation. If anyone is stupid enough to do it, I'd bet Chimpy and Big Dick are. That's the scary thing, how their stupidity and hubris know no bounds.

April 09, 2008 10:29 AM  
Blogger Fixer said...

If al-Maliki doesn’t want to take the advice of our military then what are we doing there even one more day?

Because they haven't signed over their oil yet.

April 09, 2008 4:00 PM  
Blogger WeezieLou said...

oil is as oil does.

April 09, 2008 4:14 PM  
Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Let's bring our men and women home and then we can send in BUsh and the neo cons.

April 09, 2008 5:54 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Naturally, I wish we would have never gone,but it doesn't do much good to say that.

Since we did go though, I wish we would have left there the day after we pulled Saddam out of that hole in the ground. There wasn't much use to stay there after that.

April 09, 2008 8:27 PM  
Blogger Swinebread said...

Didn't this just happen in 2007?

April 11, 2008 4:21 PM  
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