Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Bush Abandons Troops, Demands Kerry Apologies

American troops were ordered to remove checkpoints in Baghdad, halting their feverish search for a kidnapped American soldier, by Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki. Yes, you read that right, American military is under the control of a foreign government. When Maliki stands up, Dubya sits down. From the New York Times:
Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki demanded the removal of American checkpoints from the streets of Baghdad on Tuesday, in what appeared to be his latest and boldest gambit in an increasingly tense struggle for more independence from his American protectors.
Mr. Maliki’s public declaration seemed at first to catch American commanders off guard. But by nightfall, American troops had abandoned all the positions in eastern and central Baghdad that they had set up last week with Iraqi forces as part of a search for a missing American soldier. The checkpoints had snarled traffic and disrupted daily life and commerce throughout the eastern part of the city.
Meanwhile our Campaigner-In-Chief demands an apology from Senator Kerry, who aimed at humor and missed, while Maliki orders our troops to abandon their search for their missing soldier, dooming him to torture (everybody's doing it these days) and an agonizing death.

Seems the bigger brouhaha of these two events, bad joke vs. foreign control over American military, the first is by far the most egregious, leastwise according to our "liberal media." If Kerry doesn't apologize soon, why our entire punditry class will become vapor locked.

I would offer this apology:

"I'm sorry that your Commander-In-Chief now resides in the Green Zone of Baghdad and the control of American Soldiers are now under the command of a foreign power, who wish to protect those who kidnapped your comrade-in-arms, and who right now are most assuredly torturing him to death. I'm sorry our President has abandoned each and every one of you, and by extension, all Americans, by handing control of our military to foreign powers. God Help Us All.


Red Stater said...

so your answer is let the terrorists errr excuse me "insurgents" win, pull out of Iraq and leave any/all kidnapped soldiers behind to make America safer?

Or is the Democrat "plan" now to pull ewveryone out AND go in stronger to get the kidnapped soldier at the same time?(lol)

I don't hear you or any of these brave terrorist fighting democrats suggesting that we actually try and win.

The war could end tomorrow and we could capture Bin Laden the next day and Democrats would still find a way to spin it as a lost war and that we captured Bin Laden illegally.

The truth is that Democrats (and liberals) WANT America to lose in Iraq. Admit it, we all know it's true. It's the only way you can justify your position and you seem to think it's the only way to get back power.

pretty pathetic however.

Oilfieldguy said...

Giving control of our military to a foreign government, whether the President is Democratic or Republican is unnacceptable. I am sure you agree with this, unfortunately this is what has happened.

I am not a statesman or an Arabist or a foreign policy expert, and based on my admittedly limited knowledge of this, my own oersonal conclusion is there is no good outcome to this disasterous blunder manufactured by the Cheney Administration.

No. Good. Answers.

Even with 535 mini Secretaries of State, each with a "plan" even working Joes like me know Iraq is a tar baby of epic propoortions.

My only hope is the Dems take control and hold hearings to discover how, we as a nation were brought to this point to learn that it never happen again, and punish those guilty of deception and to discourage such outrages.

Anonymous said...

do you really think kerry achieved his position in gov by being that stupid? surely you are aware of the libs announced plan to eliminate all the bush tax cuts and stop all the gov handouts to big oil? if you have been where you say you should be aware that much of the private funding for energy of all types comes from the east coast, ever heard of "the Hamptons"? think of all those windmill farms, thats being subsidised from the feds and the previously mentioned also. the picture gets real clear when you realize they haven't had time to get a return on their investment yet. chew on that kitten a while and when you cough the hairball up tell us all what it looks like. our president doesn't controll this country by himself any more clinton let it slip in a speach once.

Red Stater said...

So, you would be against any of our troops working under any UN control?

We didn't give control of any of our troops to Iraq.
Going along with their request is not the same as turning over control of our troops and you know it.

How about this for a good outcome?

The Islamic fascists don't take over the country because US troops stay and kill them. Iraq doesn't become the headquarters for Islamic fascism to grow and spread, they don't destroy the oil fields and attack Isreal and instead Iraq joins the rest of the world as a contributing member of the UN and the free world.
Or we could cut and run and hope for the best- ie: The Kerry, Murtha, Democrat plan