“Ambassador Says Iraqi Political Leaders ‘Must Step Up'”
By Debbi Wilgoren and Howard Schneider
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, October 24, 2006; 11:18 AM
“Top U.S. officials in Iraq today predicted that Iraqi security forces could be largely self-sufficient within 12 to 18 months and said the Iraqi government is building a timetable for disarming militias, quieting insurgents and solving ongoing struggles for economic and political power.”
Kissinger got out another old memo, “Light at the end of the Tunnel Memo”? Kissinger is spending time at the White House, teaching Bush old tricks. Those old Kissinger memos are like salted peanuts at the White House. Too bad Kissinger doesn’t tell Bush to just roll over Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia while it only costs us 200 killed in Battle Phase deaths v. 50,000 killed in Vietnam. Instead, Bush and Kissinger sit around like an SNL skit about the Oval Office, asking how can we waste America’s chance to win the big war by getting bogged down in fighting Afghanistan and Iraq while letting Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia fund the wars against while we could win easy.
Kissinger should be telling Bush he’s fighting the wrong enemy in the wrong place. When you lose 200 killed in the battle phase, you should take the war to the source right away. We called it Island Hopping in WWII in the Pacific. We were going for Japan and Germany, not trying to get bogged down in peripheral places for ever.
While Kissinger way busy losing Vietnam he was also busy giving Russia more throw weight and big missiles in SALT I. Kissinger was also letting US grad schools be taken over by foreign grad students and has never spoke out about our know-how being given away. That’s why China is so powerful now and getting more so.
A Q Khan got his Ph.D. in the 1970’s in Belgium and stole centrifuge technology from a job there. We have been giving away our technology and know how and our people can’t get jobs. Kissinger is part of that give away. Bush is doing that now.
jhindson | Oct 24, 2006 12:59:23 PM quote The war has gone on longer than WWII and all the trends are bad. end quote.
WWII was over quickly because FDR decided to invade the homelands of what attacked us, Japan and Germany as fast as possible, and then he did it.
Bush decided to get bogged down in Afghanistan and Iraq instead of going after Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and UAE.
When you don’t go to the source, you can’t win. They understood that in WWII.
Bush just doesn’t get it. If FDR could have knocked over a country at 200 killed in battle phase, he wouldn’t have sat down and occupied the most peripheal points he could find. But Bush does and Kissinger eggs him on.
The US had 10 million men under arms by the end of WWII with a much smaller population. In the last 2 years of the Bush administration, we could restore our army to the 1991 level, and invade Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and North Korea. We could win in 2 years. That’s what they did in WWII. They were attacked at Pearl Harbor, and they just won. You don’t need the permission of Blair or the UN after you are attacked. You can just go win. We can win in the next 2 years, or we can sit and bleed occupying Iraq and Afghanistan. Only someone brain dead would choose to lose when they could win after they were attacked. Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE, and North Korea are tied to enough things over the last 30 years that we have evidence enough. At this point in history, military force can win. At the right points in history, armies have changed history and wars have changed history. We can win now or sit back, bleed at the peripheries and let immigration defeat us. Victory at all costs. Just win baby. Americans want a leader who will invade the homelands of the countries that attacked us not sit and bleed like a fool and invent stupid phrases like stay the course. Did FDR say stay the course? No, he said Unconditional Surrender. By the farthest point from Berlin and Tokyo? No. He took the war to the homelands of what attacked us. He didn’t call Fascism the religion of peace. He didn’t set up Fascist Republics in countries he invaded. He didn’t uphold Fascist Law and Courts, he abolished them, sent the judges packing and imposed our values. That was popular with our people. If you have the American people behind you, that’s all you need to win right now. Soon, it will be too late.
We can win it all, now. Just arm up and do it. We don’t need to go to the UN or sit around holding Blair’s hand. We don’t need to waste time with Europe or China talking to our enemies telling them to hold out. We don’t have to listen to Europe, China and Russia say don’t fight now when you lose 200 killed per war, wait until its 50,000 or 500,000 in a nuclear war. Just win now. Roll over the whole expanded axis, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE and North Korea. Just do it.
This article is hypothesis, speculation and opinion. All other disclaimers apply.