Saturday, February 24, 2007

Could we win in Iraq? Ask Riverbend.

This is a post from Riverbend of Baghdad Burning, the well known Iraqi blogger:
[A]s the situation continues to deteriorate both for Iraqis inside and outside of Iraq, and for Americans inside Iraq, Americans in America are still debating on the state of the war and occupation- are they winning or losing? Is it better or worse.

Let me clear it up for any moron with lingering doubts: It’s worse. It’s over. You lost. You lost the day your tanks rolled into Baghdad to the cheers of your imported, American-trained monkeys. You lost every single family whose home your soldiers violated. You lost every sane, red-blooded Iraqi when the Abu Ghraib pictures came out and verified your atrocities behind prison walls as well as the ones we see in our streets. You lost when you brought murderers, looters, gangsters and militia heads to power and hailed them as Iraq’s first democratic government. You lost when a gruesome execution was dubbed your biggest accomplishment. You lost the respect and reputation you once had. You lost more than 3000 troops. That is what you lost America. I hope the oil, at least, made it worthwhile.
Someone needs to tell Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman. WE HAVE LOST IN IRAQ!

We lost when we attacked in the first place. There was no chance of "winning." Ever. Iraq has been a fool's errand, carried out by blind ideological fools.

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