Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Czar Agrees with Rez Dog

Check it out! CheneyBush's new War Czar Agrees with my plan for American policy in Iraq. Almost prophetically, Mimus highlighted my plan in the Best of The Medley just the other day so you may have even read my humble offering. Here's what the new czar, Lt Gen. Douglas Lute, said last year:

...[T]he military wanted "to see a smaller, lighter, less prominent U.S. force structure in Iraq," both to undercut the perception of occupation and to prevent what he called "dependency syndrome" -- the notion that U.S. forces will do what is necessary and therefore local forces do not need to step up.

Ultimately, he said, Iraqis need to forge a political solution. "Our purpose is not fundamentally to draw down U.S. forces, but rather to produce a durable, reasonable solution in Iraq," Lute said. "And that absolutely hinges on the ability of the Shia, apparently the simple majority Shia, to produce a compromise solution that is inclusive of the other two major parties, the Sunni and the Kurds."

Nothing short of inclusive compromise among the Iraqi factions will end the violence. Certainly more violence is not the answer.

It's way cool to have my ideas recognized at the highest levels of government. Of course, this is a government run by CheneyBush's political mafia, so common sense may only take Gen. Lute so far. I will simply echo retired Marine General Jack Sheehan:
"I wish the guy luck, he's got his work cut out for him."

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Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

this whole post is about as bogus a piece of window dressing as there can be. first of all, "war czar?" like, dude, what the fuck? the only plausible reason for the creation of this post (as if CENTCOM, JCSAF, and the host of other high command positions wouldn't suffice if they had the balls to do their job) is that bush has decided (he being a decider and stuff) that he needs him a high level fall guy. a patsy, a sap, a stooge. it's a disgrace, piled on top of a fiasco, wrapped in a sham.

it's cool that he agrees with your reasoning on how to end this however. it means he won't last long in the job. apply logic and sense to iraq? won't happen.

8:43 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

by post, i meant the post of "war czar" not your excellent work shilah.

if i caused you even momentary discomfort by my poor choice of words i apologize.

8:44 AM  

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