Sunday, May 24, 2009

The anniversary that only I celebrate

Today is the fifth anniversary of W's Army War College Speech, Remarks by the President on Iraq and the War on Terror. It provides a nice summary of W's failure in Iraq.

In the speech, W outlined "five steps in our plan to help Iraq achieve democracy and freedom".
1. hand over authority to a sovereign Iraqi government.
2. help establish the stability and security in Iraq that democracy requires.
still waiting
3. continue rebuilding Iraq's infrastructure.
??? - has anyone heard how many hours of electricity Baghdad has these days?
... how 'bout water & sewage?
4. encourage more international support.
... is ANYONE other than U.S. now engaged with Iraq? Oh, wait - China has a big contract to refurbish oil fields!
5. move toward free, national elections that will bring forward new leaders empowered by the Iraqi people.
DONE! - and al-Maliki seems to be taking governance seriously!
2 out of 5... five years later!

And let's not forget W's proposed gift to the Iraqi people!
America will fund the construction of a modern, maximum security prison.
Diligent readers will recall the fate of this promise.
Report: Empty Prison in Iraq a $40M 'Failure'

US watchdogs: Empty prison in Iraq 'monument' to waste and contractor shortcomings
Ah, yes! - W's gift to the Iraqi people: "a monument to waste".

Eventually the U.S. will simply walk out of Iraq.
All hell may break loose, or not.
Whatever - it'll no longer be OUR problem.

Why not today?

1 comment:

  1. Yea-no shit Russ and it's a no brainer that must be done. But when congress is full of corpoirate whores who love war we get perpetual war.

    We are never leaving this hell hole we made. Not anytime soon that's a given.

    I say today too.