Saturday, November 18, 2006

"A disaster ..."

The Mail via BuzzFlash:

Tony Blair admitted that British intervention in Iraq has been a disaster last night - sending shockwaves through Westminster.


Challenged by veteran interviewer Sir David Frost that the Western invasion of Iraq has "so far been pretty much of a disaster", Mr Blair said: "It has."


Almost four years on and one of them finally gathers the stones, but only out of political expediency, to admit what the rest of us reality-based folks knew going in. Had a little effort been put in to post-war planning, as opposed to the effort people put into ripping off the Coalition Authority, the Chimp and Tony could have come up smelling like roses, and the 'permanent Republican majority' might have become a reality here.

But the Chimp's West Highland Whitey refused to concede he was part of the problem. Of course not. Why would you have to plan for what comes after the war if you win?


The Prime Minister went on: "You see what I say to people is why is it difficult in Iraq? It's not difficult because of some accident in planning, it's difficult because there's a deliberate strategy - al Qaeda with Sunni insurgents on one hand, Iranian-backed elements with Shia militias on the other - to create a situation in which the will of the majority for peace is displaced by the will of the minority for war." [my ems]


The blame for the insurgents goes directly to Blair and Bush because had we not invaded, Iraq would be terrorist-free. Say what you will about Saddam, and I'm not defending him, but under his regime, as long as you kept your mouth shut and stayed out of his way, you could live a pretty good, safe life. Bush, Blair, the Spaniard, and the Eye-Tie bear full responsibility for the mess in Iraq.

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