Bush calls for patience on Iraq

PartTimePongo

War Hero
US President George W Bush has said the US-led security push in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, will take "months, not days or weeks" to show results.
In a speech to mark four years since the 2003 invasion, he said those on the ground were seeing "hopeful signs".

But he warned it would be disastrous for US security if Washington decided it was best to "pack up and go home".

His comments came as a BBC/ABC News poll suggested Iraqis are increasingly pessimistic about the future.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6467689.stm
 

Bergen

ADC
PartTimePongo said:
US President George W Bush has said the US-led security push in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, will take "months, not days or weeks" to show results.
In a speech to mark four years since the 2003 invasion, he said those on the ground were seeing "hopeful signs".

But he warned it would be disastrous for US security if Washington decided it was best to "pack up and go home".

His comments came as a BBC/ABC News poll suggested Iraqis are increasingly pessimistic about the future.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6467689.stm
I watched the speech and it drew criticism from all sides of the political spectrum; not just for his usual stumble-bum delivery but for it's lack of coherence and content.

Even Shrub's Surge-On General is pessimistic about Iraq as the layers of corruption which have shrouded this administration are peeled away.

I commented on the increasing pessimism of the Iraqi's elsewhere, but I will repeat it:

Iraq was subjected to an illegal invasion that has wrecked the country and the economy. Child mortality is through the roof and 650,000 of their countrymen lie dead. Civilian infrastructure including power-stations, sanitation and fresh-water pumping stations were destroyed against the laws of war to provide lucrative contracts for the likes of Halliburton. Millions of Iraqi's have fled their own country and live as refugees in neighbouring countries. The entire country is now a breeding ground for fundamentalism and the hatred of the West caused by this lunacy will last for generations.

What's to be pessimistic about?

RM
 
But he warned it would be disastrous for US security if Washington decided it was best to "pack up and go home
Well that's alright then. Having given the Iraqis democracy but destroyed their means of security, it's obvious that no aspect of the USA must come to any harm. If he means that it is important that you mend what you break, then I think I agree with him. I'm now annoyed.
 
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