05-30-2006, 12:56 PM
A couple of battalions of reserve troops are moved into Anbar province from Kuwait.
05-30-2006, 01:23 PM
I read something about in that area al queda being able to track which local leaders meet with Americans and then al queda assassinates them. I wonder how much local support something like al queda has to have to be able to sustain terrorist operations.
L.A. BRONCOS FAN
05-31-2006, 06:57 AM
Rumsfeld and Cheney presided, under Gerald Ford, over the pull-out from Vietnam. They appear determined to make up for a "humiliation" that ended up with Vietnam becoming an international trading partner. Rumsfeld and Cheney are fighting their own personal war in Iraq, at a cost of tens of thousands of lives and billions of dollars.
It is a megalomaniac crime that was unnecessary, counterproductive, and created a pit of horror, where a stable, secular government (albeit run by a tyrant) once existed.
The U.S. used to be a nation that rewarded competence.
Now, our leaders become more empowered with each new failure.
Bush kicked himself for "talking too tough," while Blair ruminated on the decision to disband the Ba'athist infrastructure that held Iraq together. Neither expressed any regret over the decision to invade Iraq in the first place.
Bush made no reference to the exaggerated and falsified claims about Iraqi WMD he and Blair bandied about so freely in the months leading up to the invasion. Blair did not reflect on the reality that Saddam's Iraq was a more peaceful and prosperous land before they condemned Iraq to the horrific reality of insurgent-fed civil strife.