The Forever War

May 17th, 2007at 11:49am Posted by Eli

So much for that September moment of truth:

Offering another sign that the administration plans to continue its escalation of the war in Iraq into 2008, U.S. commander Gen. David Petraeus now says that he will not have “anything definitive” to say about the war in his September review.On April 26, Petraeus told reporters that “in early September” he “would provide an assessment of the situation in Iraq with respect to our mission and offer recommendations on the way ahead.” But in an interview with CNN reporter Jane Arraf for IraqSlogger, Petraeus says, “Come September, I don’t think we’ll have anything definitive in September (although) certainly we’ll have some indicators on the political side in Iraq.”

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In recent weeks, senior conservatives have said that President Bush had until September “to prove that the Iraq war effort has turned a corner.” Petraeus’ announcement throws a major wrench in that plan.

Think Progress also helpfully provides some additional evidence that the military expects the “surge” to last well into next year.

It has been obvious for quite some time that the Bushies have absolutely no intention of getting out of Iraq – they want the desperate-people-hanging-off-of-helicopters pictures to be associated with a Democratic president this time around. The question is whether the Republicans in Congress and in the media will continue to make excuses and look the other way.

My money’s on yes.

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


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