Once again I find the Bush Administration calling part of the democrats' plan to bring our troops home an "artificial timetable". The only reason the timetable is artificial is because the Bush Administration refuses to follow it despite the sentiment of the American people. And all the meanwhile, five U.S. troops were killed on Sunday from bombs. So much for victory. If the president wants to accuse the democrats of staging a political theater perhaps he should recall the time when he was flown onto the flight deck of an aircraft carrier with a huge banner reading "mission accomplished" spread out for all of the news cameras. If by mission accomplished he means more money and lives lost in an unfavorable war then George passed with flying colors.
In an article from the associated press, the departing U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalizad said, "American and Iraqi officials are seeking to persuade so-called 'reconcilable insurgents' to join forces against al-Qaida as the terror network steps up attacks on both Islamic sects in Iraq..."
I'm confused. In the beginning of the war on terror al-Qaida was our enemy. Then, for some unknown reason, insurgents in Iraq became our enemy. And now, we are calling the insurgents "reconcilable" and seeking them as allies against the first enemy? So now are we going to train and arm these insurgents to battle al-Qaida? Correct me if I'm mistaken but isn't that how al-Qaida was started? I could have sworn we trained and armed a small group of people led by Osama bin Laden to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan. And now some people feel that we should do the same with the insurgents in Iraq. We certainly are doomed to repeat the past. I never realized until now what a profitable business war really is? And when it comes to creating a demand to the supply that is our military, no one makes enemies quite like the bureaucratic pigs in Washington.