Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Democrats float the `phased redeployment' balloon

Well, it didn't take long.

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), the new prospective head of the Senate Armed Servixces committee came out today on ABC's "This Week" saying that it's time to withdraw the troops.

"We need to begin a phased redeployment of forces from Iraq in four to six months," Levin said.

Even more unintentionally humerous were the stylings of White House Chief Of Staff Josh Bolton, when he said that all ideas on the table, and the US is even 'open to including Iran in talks on Iraq.'

If this seems vaguely familiar to some of you, this is exactly how the US handled its `phased withdrawal' from Vietnam...and we can no doubt expect similar results. Like most of the Democratic congressional leadership, Levin is intimately familiar with this playbook because he dates from the anti-Vietnam War, Watergate era.

Actually, this is pretty much a matter of time anyway no matter what. As I said here on site months ago, the current Iraqi government is just about at the point of saying: `thanks, infidels, for your time and money. Now get out so we can bond with our jihad buddies in Iran'.

Of course, part of this is the run-up to the revelations of the infamous `Iraq Study Group' chaired by Bush family crony and Arabist James Baker, which will meet with the President next week. The idea of coordinating the US retreat with Iran and Syria, came from this group, who's report will deal not only withIraq but with the entire Middle East.

Including, of course, an `alignment' of our relationship with Israel to fit in more with the Saudi viewpoint. And Baker's.

Because, after all, if we can just get rid of the problem of those nasty Israelis, and create a second Arab Palestinian state on the Jew's land, al Qaeda folds its tents and goes home, the problem of Iraq is solved, Iran and the Mullahs are going to foreswear nukes, the jihad against the West will end and we can all just get along and sing kumbaya...because it's all the Jews' fault anyway, right?


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