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Top Conservative: Iraq War Has Failed

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posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 10:00 PM

Buckley Says Bush Will Be Judged on Iraq War,
Now a "Failure"

"Mr. Bush is in the hands of a fortune that will be unremitting on the point of Iraq,'' Buckley said in an interview that will air on Bloomberg Television this weekend." If he'd invented the Bill of Rights it wouldn't get him out of his jam.''

Buckley said he doesn't have a formula for getting out of Iraq, though he said "it's important that we acknowledge in the inner councils of state that it (the war) has failed, so that we should look for opportunities to cope with that failure.''

William Buckley, 80, is considered the founder of modern conservatism.

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We are in a financial and freedom strangle hold with a narcissistic government that is constantly running scams and wreaking havoc and destruction upon the American middle and lower classes.

This ruthless financial haut monde has recruited neurotic and paranoid wannabes from the ranks of reactionary politicians, fundamentalist zealots, immoderate journalists and hate radio vomit factories in order to propagandize and brainwash the unsuspecting and niave voters of America.

You, your children, and your children's children will be paying off over $8,300,000,000,000 dollars of national debt. Have you had enough red ink and failures yet, cause it's not going to change unless you make the change!

posted on Apr, 1 2006 @ 07:46 PM
I keep hoping that Josh Bolten is an April Fool's joke. OBM promoted for running the biggest deficit the US has ever known.

For starters, Bolten needs to find a replacement for himself at OMB ...


The White House is trying to repackage the president by having him focus extensively on Iraq while taking more questions from the public, lawmakers and media to reverse growing public doubts about his trustworthiness. And aides said Bush has vowed to focus heavily on the 2006 elections, raising more money than ever for GOP candidates on the theory that victory in November would breathe new life into his presidency.

White House Staff Changes Coming

Buckley's right, Bush has had it. It's the worst administration ever and no amount of shake-up is going to help at this stage. But that won't stop them from raising money though, will it?

But just because Shrub is focusing extensively on Iraq doesn't mean his flunkies back in the WH and Congress won't be focusing on the rest of their agenda.

posted on Apr, 1 2006 @ 10:28 PM
Another good example of why not to trust anything coming from this administration. While lolling them into a false sense of security..."quietly praising", then springing a raid on them just so they know who's boss:

U.S. raid on Shiite shrine

The U.S. military was trying to send a "little reality jab" to radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr when American and Iraqi troops raided a Shiite community center and shrine over the weekend, says a top U.S. military official.

The joint assault killed at least 16 people, most of them believed to be tied to Sadr's militia, the Mahdi Army. U.S. officials insist the center was being used as a base for insurgent activities and was not a mosque. But many Iraqis say the complex did indeed include the Shiite equivalent of a mosque, and the raid has drawn harsh condemnation from Shiite politicians and prompted Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd, to launch an investigation.

U.S. officials had been quietly praising Sadr's group in recent weeks because of its calls for calm in the wake of the bombing of a Sunni mosque in Samarra that sparked a wave of sectarian violence.

And so we get this...

The mayor of Baghdad promptly cut off cooperation with the U.S. Embassy, and Shiite politicians suspended their negotiations to form a new government.

Oh yea, this war is just going great... Does anyone know who needs to be liberated next?

posted on Apr, 1 2006 @ 10:59 PM
I can agree with William Buckley on a number of things, especially his agreement with Bush's NSA wiretappings, but on this matter of the Iraq war and aftermath being a failure, the fat lady has not finished singing.

His attitudes of defeatism are likewise of worth, but long rooted in his historical career. In the below linked mention, he indicates:

Our mission has failed because Iraqi animosities have proved uncontainable by an invading army of 130,000 Americans. The great human reserves that call for civil life haven't proved strong enough. No doubt they are latently there, but they have not been able to contend against the ice men who move about in the shadows with bombs and grenades and pistols.

WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY: "Our Mission has Failed"

Furthermore, even right-winger's reserve the right to dissent, eh?

Nonetheless, one has got to love the "the acknowledgement of defeat" moment. Oh the irony...

William Buckley’s Cronkite Moment
Iraq: The Acknowledgment of Defeat

by Pierre Tristam

Exactly 38 years ago today, Walter Cronkite, reacting to the 1968 Tet Offensive, told his CBS Report audience that the Vietnam War was no longer winnable. It was a seminal moment in the war. Lyndon Johnson knew it. If he’d lost Cronkite, he’d lost the American public—and the war, for good. On February 24, William Buckley Jr., an early advocate of war on Iraq , pulled a Cronkite in his column. Not only does Buckley no longer believe that the war in Iraq can be won. He goes further than Cronkite did in 1968 and calls for “the acknowledgement of defeat” as the best way to “submit to a historical reality without forswearing basic commitments in foreign policy.” In other words, to cut and run for the sake of national security. Buckley’s piece won’t have the same effect on the American public, nor the credibility, as Cronkite’s moment following Tet. But the effect on the conservative movement, and the Bush administration, could be considerable. The end result is the same: The war, already lost in Iraq , is now lost at home. Here is Buckley’s column, along with the complete text of Walter Cronkite’s famous “report” to the American public.....

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