Archive for December 12th, 2006
Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on December 12th, 2006 9:53 am by HL
Here it is, all 84 pages of it. Maybe Bush can get Condi to read it to him as a bedtime story
There is no guarantee for success in Iraq . . . There is great suffering, and the daily lives of many Iraqis show little or no improvement. Pessimism is pervasive . . . the ability of the United States to influence events . . . is diminishing.” (p.1)
“There is no action the American military can take that, by itself, can bring about success in Iraq.” (page 70)
“U.S. forces seem to be caught in a mission that has no foreseeable end.” (p.12)
“The United States must not make an open ended commitment to keep large numbers of American troops deployed in Iraq.” (p.xvi)
“U.S. economic assistance should be increased to a level of $5 bilion per year rather than being permitted to decline.” (page 87)
Read that last line again. So thats what this report is all about, It’s not about trying to end the war, it’s about making it OK to dump even more of our tax dollars into Bush’s mass murdering dash for cash. “Hey I got an idea lets spend 5 Billion a year, then we can steal even more of the money. Come on guys, the nation is not entirely bankrupt yet, there is still more loot to grab.
Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on December 12th, 2006 9:41 am by HL
RAWAH, Iraq – Almost none has heard of the Iraq Study Group, and though a few know that Donald Rumsfeld is out as defense secretary, the name Robert Gates draws blank stares.
While much of America broods over the future of a bloody, expensive and increasingly unpopular war, the Marines and soldiers fighting it in the volatile cities and vast deserts of western Iraq say the big picture doesn’t concern them â€”
McAndrew and the other members of Company D live in a three-story police station that looks luxurious from the outside but has no running water, power that comes for a few hours than goes out for days and very little heat â€” even as temperatures plunge well below freezing.
The outpost takes mortar and machine gun fire and rocket attacks every few days, insurgents stash roadside bombs and the recent announcement of a death sentence against Saddam prompted a wave of attacks against American forces here.
The battalion has had three Marines killed and 80 wounded since arriving in September
They don’t know about the Iraq study group, or even that Rumsfeld is out, and another Bush Yes man is in…but they do know that the war is a joke of a debacle, and that they should not be there. Maybe Bush should consult with some of these guys instead of the Iraq Study Group