Thursday, July 22, 2004


Armitage in Congress

According to the Washington Post (Saturday, June 26, 2004; Page A15), Richard Armitage, the Deputy Secretary of State told senators

• that they know relatively little about the enemy in Iraq... “the sophistication of recent attacks has come as a bit of a surprise"

• “But what was previously envisioned as a faltering insurgency has evolved into a significant security problem and a largely unknown quantity. “

• "I don't think anyone in this administration yet can tell you with a great deal of accuracy who they are and how many they are"

He also "admitted that U.S. officials have underestimated the insurgency…"


Lives (American and Iraqi) have been lost. Millions of people have been suffering for over a year… because someone in the administration “under-estimated” something?

Is this what they have to show for more than a year of trying - excuses, mistakes, tortures, excesses and failures?

Even now, they don't seem to know what they are up against!


"Millions of people have been suffering for over a year"

ummm...haven't millions of people been suffering for decades?

I've been trying to get my two-year-old to act right for at least a year, now (he's three now). I've made a lot of mistakes! And that's just one person! I'm not giving up, though.

And if you think the analogy compares Iraqi society (and the Middle East in general) with (spoiled) children, you could be right...

Maybe you educated, sophisticated grownups in Iraq ought to help get these tantrum-throwing "insurgent" children in line. Then you could elect your own government, which could put together a strong military run by people with limited terms so they don't start letting the power go to their heads. At that point you wouldn't have to take crap from your neighbors, or anyone else (as long as you could keep one single itty bitty solitary man from scaring the whole country and wresting control from the people...).

Believe me, we want to leave worse than you want us to! So stop griping at us and get your collective acts together. The sooner you do, the sooner you'll see us gone.
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