Blunders for Both Parties

12 04 2007

Filed under: Iraq, War on Terror, Politics, Islam, Christianity

Joe Biden finally has an idea of what to do with cut ‘n running American troops. He wants them to intervene in Darfur in order to prevent the genocide that is occurring there:

Joseph Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a Democratic presidential candidate, called Wednesday for the use of military force to end the suffering in Darfur.

”I would use American force now,” Biden said at a hearing before his committee. ”I think it’s not only time not to take force off the table. I think it’s time to put force on the table and use it.”

In advocating use of military force, Biden said senior U.S. military officials in Europe told him that 2,500 U.S. troops could ”radically change the situation on the ground now.”

”Let’s stop the bleeding,” Biden said. ”I think it’s a moral imperative.”

Captain Ed:

Is this the same Joe Biden who wants to pull out of Iraq and let similar forces conduct their own version of ethnic cleansing?

I’d like to know why we would want to retreat from Iraq and enable terrorists there to conduct genocides just so we can insert a ridiculously small force in the middle of a real civil war to supposedly stop a genocide there. The same Democrats who have insisted that Iraq is in the middle of a civil war, as an argument for our withdrawal, undermine that argument with demands for our military engagement in Darfur. What’s so special about that civil war as opposed to the one in Iraq?

Meanwhile, an apparent suicide bombing has killed two members of the Iraqi parliament within the Green Zone as they ate in the Assembly’s cafeteria:

A bomb exploded in the Iraqi parliament’s cafeteria in a stunning assault in the heart of the heavily fortified Green Zone Thursday, killing at least two lawmakers and wounding 10 other people.

The blast in the parliament building came hours after a suicide truck bomb blew up on a major bridge in Baghdad, collapsing the steel structure and sending cars tumbling into the Tigris River, police and witnesses said. At least 10 people were killed.

The bomb in parliament went off in a cafeteria while several lawmakers were eating lunch, media reports said. In addition to the two dead, state television said at least 10 people were wounded.

The bombing came amid the two-month-old security crackdown in Baghdad, which has sought to restore stability in the capital so that the government of Iraq can take key political steps by June 30 or face a withdrawal of American support.

Captain Ed:

This will probably create an almost insurmountable problem for Nouri al-Maliki and his government. Already, Iraqi politicians have declared the new security plan a failure. They will not allow this attack to go without some accountability from the government and perhaps an abandonment of the new joint Iraqi-US plan put in place earlier this year. That would put the Bush administration in a difficult position; if the Iraqis declare the new Baghdad security plan a failure, his domestic political support for the war will collapse entirely.

The next few days will be critical for Maliki and Bush. This could wind up as this war’s version of the Tet attack on the US Embassy in Saigon, an event that provided the tipping point for American patience in a foreign war.

While I have strongly supported the effort to carry out the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, I do not see democracy, at least our version of it, functioning in a timely manner in the Middle East. To use America as a template for democracy in Iraq is spinning wheels because it does not fit into their Muslim-dominated worldview, which resembles a theocracy far more than America’s Christian-based Constitution.

It would be easy for Democrats to support the War on Terror, but not the transplant of western democracy into a master-slave worldview state. Why they haven’t come up with a modified version is only for their hate for Bush. They are driven by such disdain for the administration, they are blinded to good, alternative ideas of their own for the Global War on Terror. Biden’s Darfur idea, Pelosi’s President impersonations, Murtha’s rage, Hillary’s flip-flopping…All evidence of a lost party.

Worry not, liberals, the Republican Party may be in more trouble.

The Sandbox trackbacked with: Iraqi Lawmaker: “United Together Against Terrorism”




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