Thursday, December 07, 2006
The Ignorant Simpleton Group's non-report
Bombshell headline: Iraq situation "GRAVE". Just what all those on the left wanted to see. Strange there wasn't a headline like that during the Vietnam war when there were ten times more casualities, or in WWII when more than twice the current number of soldiers were killed in a single battle to take a small hill.
Has America become soft, as the terrorists' have said? If we panic this easily, Iran will have no problem ignoring the security council about their nukes, which are nearly ready for use just a few months from now.
Let's take a good look at the members of the Iraq Study Group shall we?
James A. Baker, III, and Lee H. Hamilton, Co-Chairs Lawrence S. Eagleburger, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Edwin Meese III, Sandra Day O’Connor, Leon E. Panetta, William J. Perry, Charles S. Robb, Alan K. Simpson.
Most of these folks are in the law profession, and well past their prime. What does Sandra Day O'Connor and Vernon Jordan know about war, and why were they included on the panel? Who made up this list of "experts" anyway? Were the old men making sure they couldn't be sued in court after releasing this report of appeasement?
The report itself says nothing new, it just complains about current conditions while hyperventilating about it getting worse if something – whatever that is, they don't say – isn't done.
Why do they think they were called on to study this problem? They made a list of 79 recommendations from which to shoot darts at. Some of which have nothing to do with Iraq, such as throwing Israel to the Palestinian wolves, as if they were called on for making that decision. It's called the IRAQ Study Group, not Israel!
This panel was nothing but a joke, put together months ago for coming up with solutions to fixing a war that Bush said would be a long and hard struggle for democracy. The ISG didn't do anything but make a list of complaints while recommending things already being done. They were however correct in their assessment about the Iraqi people not doing enough to help stop terrorism. In fact, it has seemed as if the Iraqi people have been stalling for time until Iran finishes their nukes to drive us out of the region.
Here is an excerpt from Robert Tracinski, who has written an article that nicely sums up the entire ISG report in Captain Obvious to the Rescue.
"The basic fact is that the conflict in Iraq, from the very beginning, has been stoked by Syria and Iran. These dictatorial regimes are stoking the conflict because the success of the American mission in Iraq is an obvious threat to their very existence. They can't afford the example of a free nation in the region, nor can they afford the example of a successful exertion of American power on their doorsteps.
That's why all the debate over whether Iraq is in a "civil war" is beside the point. Calling Iraq a "civil war" has the effect of narrowing our focus, making the conflict look like a purely internal fight between Iraqi factions. But the real picture is regional. The civil strife in Iraq is just the instrument of a regional fight for dominance between Iran and the United States."
The panel has basically given Iran free reign to finished their nuclear program, saying there isn't much if anything we can do about it now. It took them months to come up with this assessment of surrender?
The anticipation of this report has turned out to be an utter waste of time and money. Patience is required here, not panic. Brains and courage instead of emotional hyperbole and frightful scenarios from some old men would serve our nation better in the eyes of American's and the world.
This report does nothing but make America look weak to our enemies and allies. It will likely be the gift that keeps on giving for Iran and Syria as Israel suffers under our weak appeasement that will be constantly exposed by the anti-American leftist media from here on out.
If you think Vietnam was a disaster, the leftists' are making sure this will be much worse, as they give our enemies every incentive to keep up their resistance.
In saying America and Israel are finished in many of his speeches, perhaps Mr. Ahmadjihad has it right about us? He seems to have convinced those on the ISG panel, with agreement by the left, and after all, they're the "intellectuals," right?
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