Posted by: Kevin | August 20, 2007

Our Friends on the Right

It’s been an interesting news day today. 

There’s the report from the Center for American Progress which states that foreign policy experts feel that America is in greater danger, the surge is not succeeding, we’re losing the war on terror and the Bush Administration is now the 4th largest threat to National Security.  Kick ass news all around

In the New York Times there’s an interesting op-ed from some infantrymen and NCOs of the 82nd airborne division. 

As responsible infantrymen and noncommissioned officers with the 82nd Airborne Division soon heading back home, we are skeptical of recent press coverage portraying the conflict as increasingly manageable and feel it has neglected the mounting civil, political and social unrest we see every day.

The claim that we are increasingly in control of the battlefields in Iraq is an assessment arrived at through a flawed, American-centered framework. Yes, we are militarily superior, but our successes are offset by failures elsewhere. What soldiers call the “battle space” remains the same, with changes only at the margins. It is crowded with actors who do not fit neatly into boxes: Sunni extremists, Al Qaeda terrorists, Shiite militiamen, criminals and armed tribes. This situation is made more complex by the questionable loyalties and Janus-faced role of the Iraqi police and Iraqi Army, which have been trained and armed at United States taxpayers’ expense.

Despite being a bunch of fucking traitors, their article is worth a read.

Joseph Lieberman offered his thoughts on Syria today in the Opinion Journal.  Apparently the US government needs to start putting together plans to fuck them up.  Also, Syria should consider closing their airports to bad guys out of the goodness of their hearts.  Remember as you read the piece (of crap), that Lieberman wholeheartedly supports Bush’s foreign policy which includes no negotiations whatsoever with Syria. 

That’s just a taste of course there was a lot to write about if you like writing blogs about politics.  i.e. you’re insane like me.  So what have those right wing blogs been covering with great vigor and enthusiasm?  Scott fucking Beauchamp

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I think I speak for everybody when I commend them on zeroing in on the most important topic of the day.

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