And the WaPo.com wins the award today for the most ignorant and inane editorial…posted by Bill Arnett @ 10:01 AM Permalink …in this editorial slamming Obama for holding firm to his position that troops must be withdrawn from Iraq, as if bushco has done such a stellar job, one that would continue under John McInsane.
Excerpts from the editorial The Iron Timetable:
BARACK OBAMA yesterday accused President Bush and Sen. John McCain of rigidity on Iraq: "They said we couldn't leave when violence was up, they say we can't leave when violence is down." Mr. Obama then confirmed his own foolish consistency. Early last year, when the war was at its peak, the Democratic candidate proposed a timetable for withdrawing all U.S. combat forces in slightly more than a year. Yesterday, with bloodshed at its lowest level since the war began, Mr. Obama endorsed the same plan. After hinting earlier this month that he might "refine" his Iraq strategy after visiting the country and listening to commanders, Mr. Obama appears to have decided that sticking to his arbitrary, 16-month timetable is more important than adjusting to the dramatic changes in Iraq.There have been no stunning new developments in Iraq that would call for American troops to keep dying in Iraq when it is crystal clear, looking back, that the only reason America ever attacked Iraq in the first place was for their oil.
It is also becoming equally clear that the Iraqi's wish to surrender neither their sovereignty, as McCain and bush would have them do, nor control of their major natural resource, oil, of course, to American Big Oil.
Given these seemingly intransigent positions between our governments it seems that it is way past time for America to prove that we actually do honor democracy and allow the Iraqi's their right to determine their own future without the input of a foreign invader which has no regard for the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi's killed and the 4.5-5 million Iraqis displaced during the attempt to commit the greatest theft of natural resources in history.
The immediately above paragraph encapsulates the desires of bush and McSame for a forever dependent state and the eternal war offered by such a state fighting for the sovereignty that is lawfully theirs.
Any plan offered by Obama could certainly be no worse than the abject failure of the necon republican's failure at world dominance through military might as they have so decimated the military that America is nothing more than a paper tiger that just happens to possess lots of nuclear weapons with which to try to intimidate the world.
America will be much less likely to use those weapons under Democratic rule or to provoke the use of such weapons against us by Russia and China, countries quickly tiring of American hegemony.