u.s. military arming sunni fighters

11 Jun

As we know, America’s strategy in Iraq changes most days. Bush’s policy seems to be that if he constantly changes his strategy, he can’t be pinned down and forced to admit defeat. Political foes are accused of not supporting the troops or not giving enough time to see if the Presidents latest folly will work.

The latest ruse from a struggling US military is to divide its enemies by arming Sunni militias against al Qaeda fighters. Of course this all lends itself to accusations that America is further fuelling the civil war by pouring more arms into the country.

The bloodshed, it seems, will continue.

I have always been loathe to call for the ‘coalition’ to withdraw without securing the peace, but if the US and the UK continue to starve the commanders of the hundreds of thousands of extra troops required to put down the insurgency, I can’t see the point of losing a war of attrition.

We have failed the Iraqi people, and we have made the world significantly more unstable by strengthening the hand of those who seek to usurp us. George W. Bush has already been judged by history. He’s a failure as a domestic leader, a failure as a statesman, and he’s a complete disaster as a military commander.

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6 Responses to “u.s. military arming sunni fighters”

  1. mandybennett123@btinternet.com June 11, 2007 at 2:50 pm #

    Couldn’t agree more!!God knows,how the world will sort itself out of this mess. Cause I sure as hell don’t think anyone else does.

  2. mandybennett123@btinternet.com June 11, 2007 at 2:50 pm #

    Couldn’t agree more!!God knows,how the world will sort itself out of this mess. Cause I sure as hell don’t think anyone else does.

  3. aaronsheath@gmail.com June 11, 2007 at 3:03 pm #

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  4. aaronsheath@gmail.com June 11, 2007 at 3:03 pm #

    Hey pradapixie,Came across your blog the other day. Thank for dropping by.America has a remarkable ability to regenerate, but I am not sure the rest of the world will recover as quickly…

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  6. adolph8@hotmail.com June 12, 2007 at 8:32 am #

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