Thursday, March 09, 2006

Defeatist Leftie Stoppers

William Buckley Jnr is the founder of National Review, a leading conservative magazine in the US. He says:
One can't doubt the objective in Iraq has failed ... Iraqi animosities have proved uncontainable by an army of 130,000 Americans. Different plans have to be made. And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat.
Richard Perle, one of the most ardent neo-conservative cheerleaders for the invasion, now says:
The military campaign and its political aftermath were both passionately debated within the Bush administration. It got the war right and the aftermath wrong. We should have understood that we needed Iraqi partners.
Non-interventionist leftie stoppers?

The accompanying Independent article is worth reading.

The question is, what are we going to do now? Pretending that the situation is all sweetness and light is no longer an option. Those who continue to maintain that Iraq is still on track are at best misguided fools, or at worst intentionally disingenuous, morally bankrupt liars. I find those who are still deliberately trying to cover up their own grotesque misjudgements particularly loathsome.

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