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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Land of Confusion

Ooh superman where are you now
When everything's gone wrong somehow

The men of steel, the men of power

Are losing control by the hour.
--Land of Confusion, Genesis

A moment of discombobulation recently on the Op-Ed page of the
Wall Street Journal ("A Heavier Iraq Footprint".)

Within one paragraph came the following conflicting concepts:

"(Mr. Maliki's) political alliance with radical Shiite Moqtada al-Sadr is a problem..."

later, same paragraph:

"One goal of any larger deployment would be precisely to bolster the forces of Shiite moderation against al-Sadr."

Does anyone realize that this is a schizophrenic mission, aimed at both supporting and weakening the Prime Minister?



Blogger Winter Patriot said...

Does anyone realize that this is a schizophrenic mission?

Yessir, Ranger. I think it's symbolic of the overall "command vision" for this war, which is to fight rather than to win. And I write about it once in awhile; here, for instance:

Bush Hates America: US Troops Face 'A Circular Firing Squad' In Iraq

Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 10:51:00 PM GMT-5  

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