Sunday, December 23, 2007

Another Battle in Iraq's Civil War Aims at American "Gains"

Just in case our feeble excuse for a government thought it was going to hang onto a semblance of ending the battle of Shi'ites and Sunnis, our pet Iraqi autocrats have announced an end to cooperating Sunni militias. Whatever happened to our Dear Leaders' great success in winning hearts and minds? Seems it endangers the puppet government we've set up to run Iraq for us.

Even though the cooperating militias preceded the Surge, it has been claimed as one of General Petraeus' New Approach to ending the violence, and has actually been a successful resistance to al Quaeda, we are told.

I expect in the War Room, spinmeisters are hard at work trying to find a new way to win the war on American intelligence.

Iraq's Shiite-led government declared Saturday that after restive areas are calmed, it will disband Sunni groups battling Islamic extremists because it does not want them to become a separate military force.

The statement from Defense Minister Abdul-Qadir al-Obaidi was the government's most explicit declaration yet of its intent to eventually dismantle the groups backed and funded by the United States as a vital tool for reducing violence.

The militias, more than 70,000 strong and often made up of former insurgents, are known as Awakening Councils, or Concerned Local Citizens.

"We completely, absolutely reject the Awakening becoming a third military organization," Mr. al-Obaidi said at a news conference.

He added that the groups would also not be allowed to have any infrastructure, such as a headquarters building, that would give them long-term legitimacy.

The government has pledged to absorb about a quarter of the men into the predominantly Shiite-controlled security services and military, and provide vocational training so that the rest can find jobs. Integration would let Sunnis regain lost influence in the key defense and interior ministries.

Let's see, now what will the occupied White House have to say about the 'great gains' that it has made being overturned by our pets in power?

Will it be that of course, they meant to do that all along, and that after all, the Sunnis we are presently paying off were formerly shooting our soldiers? I'm betting on that. The unimaginative occupiers of the white House will have no way to repudiate their chosen government in Iraq, since they have no other possible way to keep a hold on the subject nation.

Say that we ought not sending our people to die and spending their future for a faction that fights against us? Then go home and let the Iraqis settle their own disputes. That would require admitting that everything they've done and said in the war on Iraq was a mistake. I wouldn't take any bets on that.

Declare victory and pull back to outlying countries? That would be too intelligent for the cretin in chief.

The warmongers lose again. Sorry to repeat myself but the GoPervs have sewn the wind and are reaping the whirlwind.

What gloss can we expect the liars in high places to put on it? Stay tuned.

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