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I'm a software engineer / partner working for a young company in Austin, Texas, USA. I spend most of my free time hanging out with friends and family, eating out, and partying in the Warehouse District. I should spend more time working on my house....

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Iraq smackdown

Wow, Frank Rich provides W. with a smackdown on Iraq in his NY Times editorial today. Someone Tell the President the War is Over. This paragraph makes the most salient point in my view:

The endgame for American involvement in Iraq will be of a piece with the rest of this sorry history. "It makes no sense for the commander in chief to put out a timetable" for withdrawal, Mr. Bush declared on the same day that 14 of those Ohio troops were killed by a roadside bomb in Haditha. But even as he spoke, the war's actual commander, Gen. George Casey, had already publicly set a timetable for "some fairly substantial reductions" to start next spring. Officially this calendar is tied to the next round of Iraqi elections, but it's quite another election this administration has in mind. The priority now is less to save Jessica Lynch (or Iraqi democracy) than to save Rick Santorum and every other endangered Republican facing voters in November 2006.


Blogger Teri said...

You wrote in my lj: I wasn't the one who said something in front of the Assistant manager. That was those other two idiots.

Tsk. I'll have to give those two a talking-to.

Though, actually, the Ass. Man. seems to have forgotten about the interesting fact that I post online, as he has the attention span of a flamboyant gnat.

Sunday, August 14, 2005 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Alex said...

It's crazy that over 5 years later, we're still dealing with this mess in Iraq. Just sad.

--Alex @ cocktail dresses under $100

Sunday, May 01, 2011 7:32:00 PM  

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