Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Iraqis meet their new boss

I have always thought of the Kucinich as the lefts version of Ron Paul.

In any case I thought the faux-nature of the Iraq pull out was well known. But just in case:

David Lightman, McClatchy, 21 October 2011 (Hat tip: NC).

"As one of the first Members of Congress to oppose the war in Iraq, I welcome the President’s announcement that he will withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq at the end of the year. The U.S. has spent over $806 billion on a war that was based on lies. The war in Iraq has cost the lives of over 4,421 U.S. troops and an estimated 1 million innocent Iraqis.

"Yet today’s announcement fails to acknowledge that we will simply be replacing one U.S. occupation with another. Under the State Department’s current plans to take the place of the Department of Defense as the main U.S. force in Iraq post-military withdrawal, we are still maintaining a massive presence there, now with the State Department and its heavily armed private security contractors. And it is the presence of armed U.S. contractors that is the problem. It will continue to foment instability and violence in Iraq and the region. We need to get out now, not just trade uniforms and personnel. It is reasonable to ask whether the people of Iraq will notice any change."

I wonder if he was humming these lyrics in his mind when he said it:

…And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they'd all flown in the last war

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

From The Who’sWon’t Get Fooled Again.

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