Saturday, April 21, 2007

Sinister symmetry

Both Iraq's car bombers and the White House see the Shia resurgence and Iran as the main enemies

Mike Davis
Saturday April 21, 2007
The Guardian

"Last Wednesday, following the car bomb massacre of nearly 200 people in Baghdad, Senate majority leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, paid a visit to the lunatic asylum known as the White House to inform its chief inmate that "the war is lost". He referred to the "extreme violence" in Baghdad as proof that US military strategy was now bankrupt.

Reid's declaration is unprecedented in modern US politics, but the senator is no gloating peacenik. Indeed, he angered fellow Democrats last year with his endorsement of the administration's plan for a troop "surge" in Baghdad. If he now risks predictable Cheney-Rove accusations of counselling "surrender", it is because he carries moral power of attorney from influential Republicans as well as Democrats. Just as the Democratic party was splintered in 1968 by the war in Indochina, the Republicans are beginning to split over the madness of the continuing occupation of Iraq......."

No comments: