Thursday, September 14, 2006

Mission accomplished

Billmon tells us why it is Osama bin Laden, and not George W. Bush, who should be saying "Mission Accomplished!":

The chief of intelligence for the Marine Corps in Iraq recently filed an unusual secret report concluding that the prospects for securing that country's western Anbar province are dim and that there is almost nothing the U.S. military can do to improve the political and social situation there [...] there are no functioning Iraqi government institutions in Anbar, leaving a vacuum that has been filled by the insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq, which has become the province's most significant political force [...]

(Quoting from the Washington Post.)

Thanks to George W Bush, al Qaeda has swapped control of backwoods Afghanistan (which they may still get back) for a third of Iraq, right next to Saudi Arabia, Jordon and Syria.

We'll be cleaning up this mess for decades, thanks to the arrogance and stupidity of the neo-cons.

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