Friday, September 30, 2005

Somebody wake up!

Come on Dems even if you still support this war, or even a staged pullout, there is no way you can support the way Bush and Rumsfeld are conducting this war. This is absolutely ridiculous, two and a half years into this fiasco and all we have to show is one Iraqi battalion (approx 1,000 troops)?

Today we hear.
The number of Iraqi battalions capable of combat without U.S. support has dropped to one, the top U.S. commander in Iraq told Congress yesterday, prompting Republicans to question whether American troops will be able to withdraw next year.

How many times were we lied to, and told there were hundreds of thousands of trained Iraqi troops?

Rummy on February 02, 2005
RUMSFELD: Well, I mean, obviously the people who are providing this information provide it every week. We put it on the Web site. It's available to any member of the House or Senate or the public. And the fact of the matter is that there are 130,200 who have been trained and equipped. No matter what he is. That's a fact.
Rice on January 30, 2005
"The coalition is there under a U.N. mandate to help the Iraqis because they're not quite capable yet of carrying out their own security functions," she said on CNN's "Late Edition." "But we are concentrating on training those forces."
She said about 120,000 Iraqi security personnel have been trained, including more than 50,000 police
Bush on April 13, 2005
FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - President Bush said on Tuesday trained Iraqi security forces now outnumber U.S. troops in Iraq and are playing a greater role in fighting insurgents.

Lies, lies and damn lies.


Why did they disband the Iraqi army in the first place? Why didn't they listen to General Shinseki and use more troops? Why didn't they secure the ammo dumps? I could go on and on, but the biggest mystery is.....why aren't the Democrats constantly reminding the American public of the incompetence and hubris of this administration? Don't worry about doing it for politics, do it because it's the right thing to do, it may just save some lives. Remember principals?

And here's Negroponte speaking Rummyspeak.

"There's a desirability, a thirst really, to get as much fidelity about what is happening within the insurgency, and I think also a feeling that much more could still be done in terms of finding out now what the nature of that insurgency is."

Scary isn't it?

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