Monday, January 01, 2007

About Saddam's hanging

Everyone's had their revenge now. The horrible ogre is dead, hung by the neck with a new rope (I suspect). And I wonder what difference it will make in Iraq. I think those who expect the insurgency to die a rapid death at this point are whistling in the dark (to use old coin). We won the war when Saddam fled. We made sure it was over by capturing him. The war is over. Make no mistake about that. We are not fighting a war in Iraq; the term Iraqi war is a misnomer. What we are trying to do is to prop up a government that we hope will be able to give us the back protection to get out of there. After messing up an economy and going into an area where we didn't know what we were doing for reasons that have proved to be lies, the only thing we can hope for is to come out of it. The death toll of American troops is over 3,000 now and rising daily. I support the troops and they need all the support they can get in dealing with poor leadership fighting a situation which had and has no bearing on the defense of their country. The war is over. What should we call what we're doing now?


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