Monday, December 18, 2006

a bit late, colin

Colin Powell finally speaks out on Iraq. Everything he said on "Face the Nation" makes sense: we are losing in Iraq; a "surge" in troops just means keeping the guys who are in Iraq there a little longer because we don't HAVE any more troops, and in any case isn't likely to "secure Baghdad" or accomplish whatever it is the Administration thinks it can accomplish; the active Army "is broken"; that most of the anti-US activity (not to mention anti-Shiite, anti-Sunni, etc) in Iraq is Iraqi, not Syrian or Iranian or Al Qaeda.

Too bad Powell didn't do the honorable thing back when he was still Secretary of State and resign in protest at this absurd, trumped-up, misconceived, invasion of Iraq that is badly damaging our national interests.


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