Thursday, May 31, 2007

For your children's children

Something to look forward to:

Bush sees South Korea model for Iraq
(copyright AP)
WASHINGTON -President Bush envisions a long-term U.S. troop presence in
Iraq similar to the one in South Korea where American forces have helped keep an uneasy peace for more than 50 years, the White House said Wednesday.

Another Snow job:
Asked if U.S. forces would be permanently stationed in Iraq, [White House Press Secretary Tony] Snow said, "No, not necessarily." He said that the prospect of permanent U.S. bases in Iraq were "not necessarily the case, either."

Later, Snow said it was impossible to say if U.S. troops would remain in Iraq for some 50 years, as they have in South Korea. "I don't know," he said. "It is an unanswerable question. But I'm not making that suggestion. ... The war on terror is a long war."

Again, we see the White House trying to equate the quagmire it created in Iraq with "the war on terror." Now, they're trying to prep us for U.S. involvement over there until, I guess, kingdom come. (Oh wait. That's literally until kingdom come, because the people in the White House actually believe this whole Middle-Eastern conflict is a prelude to a "Second Coming." It would be laughable if it weren't for the loss of so many innocent lives.)

What they're saying is, we've screwed this up so badly that we're going to have to maintain a presence over there for decades to come, but, we're going to make it look like we're fighting this noble "long war on terror" and hope that everyone will forget that Saddam Hussein had nothing whatever to do with 9/11, and that prior to our invasion of his country, al Queda had no presence in Iraq, or even the slightest connection with the Iraqi government.

And get this, the last paragraph of the article:

Adm. William Fallon, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, seemed a surprising choice when he got the job earlier this year, yet his experience as U.S. commander in the Pacific overseeing the Korean peninsula would serve him well if the U.S. military adopts a Korea model in Iraq.
This was planned. That's why there will be no timetable. These people have been thinking in terms of decades of involvement.

I just want to know, how the hell are we going to get through the next 18 months?