Bush Talks Through General’s Mouth

I’m not going to dwell on this. Everyone else will be posting on it and Patraeus didn’t say anything we didn’t know he was going to say. It really is Bush using his mouth. But this paragraph in the story caught my eye.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., also rushed to Petraeus’ defense.

“We hope that Democrats who have signaled a willingness to cooperate on Iraq, after eight months of insisting on arbitrary withdrawal dates and premature troop reductions, join us in acknowledging that our generals know better than we do what it takes to win this war,” McConnell said.

First of all, any Democrats who are willing to cooperate on Iraq are not Democrats at all. They are lobbyist sucking cowards who should currently be serving their last term in office. Secondly, our generals know what Bush tells them to know and if they decide to know anything else they are retired or otherwise removed from the public eye.

Lastly, troop levels in Iraq have nothing to do with winning this war. This is not a war that can be won by conventional military means and we should have learned that lesson 40 years ago. There are literally millions of Muslims out there who hate us now, largely because of our very undemocratic support of the regimes that oppress them. Among them are a never ending supply of martyrdom candidates, men-women-and even children-who are willing to die to get us out of Muslim territories.

If Muslims must die, they would much rather kill each other than have us do it for them. We are not liberators. We are nothing more than an army of occupation and we are not going to kill them all.

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