The struggle against the Iraq insurgency passed a crucial tipping point Wednesday with the current prime minister calling for major U.S. troop withdrawals and the U.S. ground commander there acknowledging they will probably come next year.
The commander, however, made clear he did not expect the insurgency to have dropped by then significantly below its current level.
Yet even as things are, as one U.S. military analyst told UPI on condition of anonymity, "We're operating at the margins. We're running to stand still."
"We're not making forward progress," he said. "The insurgency has great untapped resources. The insurgency isn't defeated. It just isn't so. The overall trend is up."
"The ability of the insurgents to kill large numbers of Iraqis remains unimpaired," the respected military analyst cited above said. "They kill at all levels. They even kill washer-women working at U.S. bases. When they make a threat, they carry it out. Their ability to kill people is only increasing."Nice goin', dipshit. Spin your way out of this one. I know you'll try.
It's the old one-two punch: Bush lies us into the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong Secretary of Defense, whose masterful plan is about to lose. We shouldn't have been there in the first place.
I've said this all along: Fuck Iraq. That whole sand pit, and all the oil under it ain't worth the lives of our military personnel, who have been ill-used and poorly led in an imperialistic folly. The people who did this should be in jail.
This may not be popular, but I'm going to say it anyway: the sacrifice in blood and treasure has gone for naught. Our troops, irreplaceable human beings each and every one, have died in vain in the mis-service of an evil administration.