Open Thread - Bush Lost Iraq Edition
Gotta love those AOL online polls:
As of 10 PM Monday Pacific time
Q: Will Bush make the right moves on Iraq?
Total Responses: 240,741
The Page One in Tuesday's Post reports that a newly-updated and classified Marines Corps intelligence summary concludes that Bush has lost western Iraq to Al Qaeda and the Sunni insurgency:
The U.S. military is no longer able to defeat a bloody insurgency in western Iraq or counter al-Qaeda's rising popularity there, according to newly disclosed details from a classified Marine Corps intelligence report that set off debate in recent months about the military's mission in Anbar province.
The Marines recently filed an updated version of that assessment that stood by its conclusions and stated that, as of mid-November, the problems in troubled Anbar province have not improved, a senior U.S. intelligence official said yesterday. "The fundamental questions of lack of control, growth of the insurgency and criminality" remain the same, the official said.
The Marines' August memo, a copy of which was shared with The Washington Post, is far bleaker than some officials suggested when they described it in late summer. The report describes Iraq's Sunni minority as "embroiled in a daily fight for survival," fearful of "pogroms" by the Shiite majority and increasingly dependent on al-Qaeda in Iraq as its only hope against growing Iranian dominance across the capital.
Yet the White House is still fighting the media over whether or not to call this disaster a civil war. Bush is Al Qaeda's best friend. Where is the right wing outrage?
I agree with Duncan; F*ck you John McCain and Joe Lieberman for enabling this disaster, while prancing around like wise men.
OK, it's your turn.