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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Kerry FINALLY calls for withdrawal from Iraq

He hops on the condescension bandwagon already overcrowded with the likes of Levin, Rice and Bush. The warmongers, including Kerry, have never been willing to clearly spell out what a supposed "victory" in Iraq would look like. But they are finally agreeing on a definition of "failure": The inability of the Iraqi parliament, elected according to US-defined rules, to form a "government of national unity." This definition of failure appeals to them because it allows to place the blame on the Iraqis. In an op-ed in today's NY Times, Kerry calls for two deadlines--pull US troops out by May 15 if the Iraqis don't form an "effective unity government," or pull them out by the end of the year if they do.

Sounds good to me. But of course Kerry doesn't run this country (mostly because he didn't say this stuff two years ago). Also, of course, he finally chooses the correct course for all of the wrong reasons. First of all, he is every bit as condescending as Levin, Rice and Bush were:
So far, Iraqi leaders have responded only to deadlines a deadline to transfer authority to a provisional government, and a deadline to hold three elections.
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Iraqi politicians should be told that they have until May 15 to put together an effective unity government or we will immediately withdraw our military. If Iraqis aren't willing to build a unity government in the five months since the election, they're probably not willing to build one at all.
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For three years now, the administration has told us that terrible things will happen if we get tough with the Iraqis. In fact, terrible things are happening now because we haven't gotten tough enough.
He also treats withdrawal of our troops as some sort of punishment to Iraq, even though he points out that "the majority of Iraqis..want us to leave their country." He also envisions, a la Murtha, that US forces will be just "over the horizon" ready to bring murder and mayhem back to Iraq on a moment's notice. Worst of all, he suggests:
An exit from Iraq will also strengthen our hand in dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat...
How stupid are you, John? Are you really stupid enough to fall for W's lies once again?? Of course you are.

Despite his horrible reasoning and rhetoric, it would be wonderful to see his suggestions become policy. Of course, it would provide a great incentive for the parliament to delay agreeing on anything until after May 15, which would make the majority of Iraqis very happy.

Eli at Left I rips Kerry further.

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