Wednesday, February 28, 2007
After all that bellicose rhetoric, the Bush Administration has backtracked and said that, yes, U.S. and British Representatives will meet with representatives of Syria and Iran as well as neighboring countries for `talks on Iraq's future.'
The UN will also send an envoy.
What this is about, of course, is turning Iraq over to Shiite rule and coming up with a formula to keep things relatively quiet - at least from the Shiite/Iran end - while the US exits. And of course, the baksheesh, the price involved for that acquiescence.
This sort of dealing with a country that regards itself at war with us and has acted accordingly will come back to haunt us. And it will be seen in the Middle East as a victory for Iran and a defeat for the west.
Needless to say, decision was praised to the hilt by the members of the Iraq Study Group, who shilled for exactly this type of capitulation.
And expect leaning on Israel and a `comprehensive Mideast settlement' to come up as well, even though Israel has nothing to do with Iraq.
We will be out of Iraq before the year is over, having squandered a brilliant military victory and gaining nothing for all the blood and treasure we expended there.
Posted by Freedom Fighter at 3:52 PM