Steve Gilliard over at the Daily Kos has written an excellent summary of the current situation in Iraq.
The look on Donald Rumsfeld’s face lately has not been a happy one. As the Bush Administration and its defenders try to pretend that the war in Iraq is not going badly, the reality is that things are getting worse with little hope for a solution in the near future.
Viceroy Jerry has asked for 50,000 troops to maintain his rule. There’s one small problem with that. There aren’t 50K to give. The US military is nearly at the end of it’s deployable strength and needs to withdraw the 3ID as soon as possible.
Each day that passes get’s uglier and uglier. Bush apparently does not know who’s in charge of finding the WMD. Saddam is still on the loose. Resistance to U.S. occupation grows each day. Back on the ranch Cowboy George is inviting attacks on the U.S. troops.
Of course I’m just looking at it from the point of view of a citizen in this country. I have no idea what it must be like over there. As if the Iraqi’s were devastated enough by 10+ years of economic sanctions we pounded their country with Gulf War 2. They didn’t ask for Saddam, nor did they ask for Bush. Why does the U.S. constantly interfere in the affairs of so many countries? Never forget that Rumsfeld was shaking hands with Saddam in the 1980’s.
Today we celebrate Independence day. I wonder, what does that mean?