Friday :: Sep 1, 2006

Pentagon: Conditions For Civil War Exist

by Steve

Gee, the Pentagon now says that the violence in Iraq is spreading but that they can control it. In fact, they say that conditions exist for civil war in what they call the “most complex” security challenge faced since we toppled Hussein. And the insurgency isn’t the main problem anymore, but rather the sectarian violence that is spreading out from Baghdad to the rest of the country, a sectarian violence that was predicted by many who were ignored by Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld.

And yet yesterday, Bush said:

"Many of these folks (his opponents) are sincere and they're patriotic but they could be -- they could not be more wrong. If America were to pull out before Iraq could defend itself, the consequences would be absolutely predictable, and absolutely disastrous. We would be handing Iraq over to our worst enemies -- Saddam's former henchmen, armed groups with ties to Iran, and al-Qaida terrorists from all over the world who would suddenly have a base of operations far more valuable than Afghanistan under the Taliban."

And you gave them that base of operations George, a base of operations in which your own Pentagon now says the conditions for civil war exist, and for which reports of scores killed each day are commonplace. But if the Pentagon now says the Al Qaeda insurgency is a minor part of the "most complex" security challenge, how will leaving the country translate into thousands of Iraqi Shiite and Sunni sectarian fighters coming over to America and bombing your neighborhood supermarket? Are we to expect the Mahdi Army to show up in downtown LA?

So after you created this new safe haven for sectarian violence, your only response is that you still have all the answers and want to monitor the media to make sure we only get happy news from your disaster.

Got it.

Steve :: 1:04 PM :: Comments (21) :: Digg It!