Tuesday, August 08, 2006
"Civil War" Is Uttered, and White House's Iraq Strategy Is Dealt a Blow
Why the hell is everyone denying what is so obvious to the non-brain-dead?
The mid-term election, of course.
�Civil War� Is Uttered, and White House�s Iraq Strategy Is Dealt a Blow:
WASHINGTON - Late last year, during a major address in Annapolis, President Bush introduced a new phrase for his Iraq policy: 'Plan for Victory.' With those words emblazoned on a screen behind him, he laid out a possible exit path for American troops, who would gradually cede control to their Iraqi counterparts.
But that phrase has all but disappeared as scenes of horrific sectarian violence have streamed onto American television screens unabated. And when the United States commander for the Middle East, Gen. John P. Abizaid, addressed the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, his testimony that 'Iraq could move towards civil war' if the strife would not end overshadowed any talk of victory.