Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The Basra Sorrow

The British Retreat from Basra was the one big Victory of the antiwar elections of 2006.

I've listened to a number of lefty pundits trying to claim the current violence in Basra is a sign of that the surge failed.

The fact that there is a flare up in violence in the areas where the British retreated really doesn't say anything about the affects of the American Surge.

The current violence screams volumes about the retreat. The power void created by the retreat of the British forces was filled by militias, thugs and organized crime.

It may be true that Bush's vision of an Iraq that would peacefully take toward Democrcay was off. The policy of the next president must be based on vision created in conjunction with the next elected government of Iraq.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe the kind of spin the "Lefty Pundits" dare try to stuff down our throats. I was watching TV last night and it was explained to me by a White House representative, that the increased violence in Iraq is actually a sign that the surge is working! Turns out that the Iraqi government is finally standing up and fighting back against the terrorists. "Got to break a few eggs to make an omelet".

"It may be true that Bush's vision of an Iraq that would peacefully take toward Democrcay was off". At least President Bush has vision, unlike those "cut and run" "surrender monkey" Brits.

Reach Upward said...

Thanks for pointing out the cause and effect relationship. This is missing in most commentary on Basra.