Monday, June 18, 2007

Dear U.S. troops: Make yourselves comfortable over there.

Yeaaaaaahhhh, about that "surge" thing and its quick results:

Conditions in Iraq will not improve sufficiently by September to justify a drawdown of U.S. military forces, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said Sunday.

Asked whether he thought the job assigned to an additional 30,000 troops deployed as the centerpiece of President Bush's new war strategy would be completed by then, Gen. David Petraeus replied, "I do not, no. I think that we have a lot of heavy lifting to do."

Make sure you notice that it's only June, but Petraeus already knows that things will still suck in September.

Personally, I think we give it a couple more months until the U.S. military is in tatters, and then we invade. I'm pretty sure Vermont will go down without a fight.


The Seer said...

Nice thought, CC. The Canadian ├Ćorces are bogged down in Afganistan. What are you going to invade with?

M@ said...

Why does General Petraeus hate the troops? And America?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Canada just might be able to beat Vermont. You must be proud.

M@ said...

Well the USA, spending more on your military than the next four biggest spenders combined, has failed in Iraq at a cost that will soon exceed half a trillion dollars. I'll take weak non-warmongering country over the clusterfuck the USA has become any time.

Anonymous said...

What failed? Leftists say the US is an imperial hegemon, guilty of throwing its weight around, occupying and controlling most of the worthwhile parts of the world, and controlling the world's oil supply and trade routes.

All your base are belong to us.

M@ said...


- "Leftists" say the USA is an imperial hegemon &c. &c.

- "Leftists", presumably, also say that the USA has lost the war in Iraq

There are two possible ways to resolve this apparent contradiction:

1. Both statements are false, and the Iraqi people are just waiting to throw the "we greet you as liberators" surprise party.

2. Both statements are true and are not in fact contradictory.

I'll leave the tough, hard-nosed analysis to the guy who bases his arguments on what "leftists say".

Anonymous said...

"The US has failed in Iraq," says M@.

"We're there. The oil is there. We're killing all terrorists th@ come along. We control all your base. They are belong to us now," says Hegemon.

M@ said...

If you want to believe that the USA is winning in Iraq, you're welcome to your own private delusion.

Anonymous said...

We are there. It is our base.