Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Iraq a mess Official - The Iraq Study Group report

You can read the report for your self here. It looks like some real Conservatives are taking on the situation and looking to work out a solution.

In many ways of course it is far too late as we need not have got in this mess in the first place. You can read my article on why we are in this mess here, and other articles on Iraq here.

What I was most interested in though was the recognition by the presidential nominee for Secretary of Defence Robert Gates admitting that America was not winning the war in Iraq. Amusingly Tony Blair when asked if he agreed said yes of course. I doubt he would have said that last week

You do have to wonder why it was that Rumsfeld decided to use the minimum number of troops possible to take Iraq. I have a theory that Donald what a pratt Rumsfeld thought that if he could take Iraq on a shoestring in terms of troops the Neo Cons could make the case for effectively building an empire.

What Rumsfeld missed though was that firstly the age of empires is in essence passed and secondly the worlds greatest empire, ours was built on a lot more than force and mouth. It was built on guile, cunning, statecraft, bribery and things that were Machiavelli still alive at the time would have caused him to rewrite his famous work, "The Prince". Of course all Rumsfeld brought to the table was the sort of stupidity that can only be born out of a high intellect and breath taking arrogance.

When I have read the report fully I will comment further.

4 comments:

Nanci Ruttberger said...

Forget Iraq! That ain't news no more. Nobody cares. It is Xmas and Mary Cheney the lesbian daughter of Dick and Lynne Cheney the vice presidant and his wife the author of wonderful novels are proud to announce that they dottir is pregnant! How'd that happpen if she's a lesboan?

Yuck! A pregnint lesnian does that mean she had sex out of wedlock with a guy she picked up in a shoe store or was she impregnayoneted by a turkey baster full of stem cells!??

Yukkkk it's an abomination unto the Lord and now I know the Lord done cursed us in Iraq and turned the White house into a covey of cut-and-runners who can't shoot straight. YucK! Lesbians!

confused said...

Nanci Ruttberger said...
Yukkkk it's an abomination unto the Lord

it is, it is!
From the child's point of view is daddy always the fat one with the dodgy skinhead, strapped down chest and tattoos, or can it be the other one?

Ewan Watt said...

"You do have to wonder why it was that Rumsfeld decided to use the minimum number of troops possible to take Iraq. I have a theory that Donald what a pratt Rumsfeld thought that if he could take Iraq on a shoestring in terms of troops the Neo Cons could make the case for effectively building an empire."

Rumsfeld chose to use a small number of troops because he believed in technological warfare. ie. that our military technology would suffice.

You have a theory, eh? The Neo Conservatism of Max Boot supports an empire. Hardly a new thought now is it.

Benedict White said...

Thank you Ewan, I just thought I would trot that off as the only reasonable explanation. Technology does help win wars, but it is always men on the ground that actualy do it.