Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Adults Speak Up

A wild-eyed Leftie weighs in with his verdict on Iraq here. A Cronkite moment for administration cultists, pollyannas, and true believers?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess they'll have to "Kill" him.

2/25/2006 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Antonie said...

I did not expect this from William Buckley and respect his honesty now. What took him so long?

Keeping Iraq secure was never a priority. That was obvious from the moment the looting started right after "Mission Accomplished." Rumsfeld shrugged his shoulders as if looting was the most normal thing in the world. It was the first sign that we did not have the situation under control.

In retrospect, it was probably an impossible mission. Iran being so close would always have interfered.

2/25/2006 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not just that securing Iraq was not a priority, but rather that chaos was the desired outcome all along. That way, we are there permanently to keep the oil flowing and protect Israel. To blame it instead on incompetence is to presume that everyone with significant power in this situation was an ideologically blinded fool. Of course it's obvious that Bush is, but are Rumsfeld and Cheney really that stupid? ("yes" is not an inconceivable answer here...)

2/25/2006 11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buckley's a jerk face.

I wager half a week's pay that EVEN IF Iraq descended into a civil war and American troops had to flee like in Vietnam, Bush and the Neocons (with Buckley providing press cover) would declare total victory.

What the Sunnis and Shia should do is call a secret one-month truce. Put on a big 'We are the World' type celebration so that Bush and the Americans will think all is good and pull out. Then they can go about their business of settlin' the scores.

2/26/2006 12:30 AM  
Anonymous dm said...

I can't help but think of these "adults" as cons of another color. After all, where were Buckley and his ilk at the start of this current adventure? Even more important, where were they when our foreign policy consisted entirely of "he may be an a$$&ole but he' our a$$&ole" in the cold war era?

Whatever happened to "doing the right thing"?

2/26/2006 10:31 AM  
Blogger semper fubar said...

Yes, I think we'll see a whole slew of Lady MacBeths trying to wash their hands of this thing, now that it's clear it's not going to end very well.

Has Buckley come upon an "honest moment"? Hell no, he just can't run away fast enough from the mess he and his fellow conservative Republicans created.

I heard Bill Kristol is blaming the mess on the fact that we're not 'trying hard enough', or some such nonsense.

2/26/2006 5:16 PM  
Blogger semper fubar said...

TCR, if you really wanted to be honest about it, you would admit that the only "adults" are people like Howard Dean, John Conyers, Michael Moore and the anti-war folks who said right from the get-go that this was a disaster in the making. It should be very, very clear at this point that there are no "adults" in conservative circles -- only hypocrits like Buckely who want to have it both ways.

2/26/2006 5:22 PM  
Blogger mjs said...

Just watch, Bushco will ultimately steal Buckley's vision call it their own and wonder what all the fuss is about.

2/26/2006 6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to second the second Semper Fubar comment. If Buckley is an adult on Iraq for recognizing that we failed to achieve our supposed aims there, then Dean is owed a big fucking apology from Buckley, Greg D., Francis F. and all the other "adult" Republicans who are just getting around to understanding just what has been done in our name.

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