Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Credibility Watch

Five years on, civilians and U.S. troops are taking casualties from coordinated rocket attacks on Baghdad's airport, the Green Zone, and the U.S. military's main base in the country. Strangely, the templates are quiet on this; I haven't found any similar incidents from Japan or Germany in 1950, or South Korea circa late-50's.

The usual suspects can trumpet the "success" of the surge all they want. But as long as this is still happening after a half-decade, and American lives and taxpayers' recession-battered wallets remain fodder for intractable Iraqi political differences, it's all just conversation. If John McCain wants to hitch his wagon to this folly through a long, hot Mesopotamian summer (Baghdad's water supply and electrical grid are ready, right?) Democrats should supply the horses, carriage, and enough food for his journey.

I'm about to hit the road for a few days, but more on Senator Hundred-Years when I get back.


Blogger arubyan said...

From the AP story:

"Twelve 107 mm rockets fell in and around the airport and the nearby Camp Victory, the main U.S. military base on the western outskirts of Baghdad, the U.S. military official said, speaking on anonymity of anonymity ahead of the official release of the information."

The guy probably worked for the Department of Redundancy Department.

2/19/2008 7:44 AM  
Blogger wendyo said...

Oooooh goodie...I have been waiting for your take on the election, I knew it would have to pop up at some point ;-)

2/19/2008 9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Twelve 107 mm rockets fell in and around the airport and the nearby Camp Victory"

Now we know why dubya went to Anbar last time.

2/19/2008 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The AP reported yesterday that Iraq's health system is on the verge of collapse.

2/19/2008 7:06 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

John McCain is wrong:


2/20/2008 2:15 PM  
Blogger LFC said...

Be sure to follow the various links from the one that cheryl provided. They can be found here, here, and here.

McCain has a lot of 'splainin' to do.

- Would he refuse to go after bin Laden if he had actionable intelligence on his location in Pakistan?

- Does he decry the fact that we did just that, without Pakistan's permission, a month ago to kill a top AQ commander, Abu Laith al-Libi? Should we have let him live?

- He charges Obama as supporting "sitting down without pre-conditions or clear purpose with enemies", but on what does he base the accusation that he would have no "clear purpose?" Is it just his personal opinion. Did he just make that up?

Answer the questions, beee-yatch.

I'm losing my respect for McCain. I honor the sacrifice he made for our country, but this type of rhetoric has no honor, and no matter what you went through in Vietnam you don't get a free bulls*** pass, especially when running for the highest office in the country.

2/21/2008 12:05 PM  

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