They’re Not Even Pretending Now…

2 comments December 15th, 2005at 12:43pm Posted by Eli

From today’s NYT article about the uncertainty (to put it mildly) about whether Iraq will be able to follow Bush’s roadmap to a successful, independent, relatively occupation-free government:

Participants in some of the briefings he has received in the Situation Room in recent weeks say that acknowledgment is in keeping with the far more somber tone of the briefings. Military commanders have described possible situations that range from the best case – drawing American troops down to about 100,000 before the American elections in November – to keeping them at far higher numbers if the new Parliament turns to chaos, civil war threatens, or political leaders are assassinated.

Wow. So, basically, the “best case” in Iraq is one that helps the Republicans get votes in 2006. Interesting criteria for military decision-making.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iraq,Politics,Republicans,Wankers,War

2 Comments

  • 1. Neil Shakespeare  |  December 15th, 2005 at 12:47 pm

    Creepy. Creeptoids runnin’ the world! Scary.

  • 2. flory  |  December 16th, 2005 at 4:55 am

    Somehow, I don’t think 100,000 troops still getting shot at is gonna help them much in November.


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