Tuesday, May 01, 2007

This is Progress?

The headline in today's Washington Post:

April Toll Is Highest Of '07 for U.S. Troops

Over 100 Killed in Month; Iraqi Deaths Far Higher

Is this progress?

Even General Petraeus has stated that there isn't a military solution for Iraq. But Bush and Knollenberg have refused/failed to pursue other avenues.

Even school children know it is important to work towards a political solution. But now that is falling apart as well. From the Washington Post:

The deaths came as the largest bloc of Sunnis in Iraq's parliament, the Iraqi Accordance Front, threatened to pull out its ministers from the cabinet, saying that it "had lost hope" in having Sunni concerns addressed by the Shiite-led government. The threat prompted President Bush to phone one of Iraq's two vice presidents, Tariq al-Hashimi, a Sunni, in an attempt to defuse the potential political crisis, Hashimi's office said in a statement. A Sunni withdrawal could seriously hamper efforts at national reconciliation and further weaken the government. Only two weeks ago, six cabinet ministers loyal to Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr resigned from the cabinet.

So, in the last 2 weeks, 6 Shiite ministers have resigned and now the largest bloc of Sunnis are threatening to resign from the Cabinet. That would mean the "unity" government had failed. The elections for their parliament and their constitution would be meaningless.

Iraq is a total failure. Bush & Knollenberg have created a failed state in Iraq.

How much longer do we have to wait to see if there is "progress"?

How many more American troops have to die
before Knollenberg determines
if there has been "progress"?

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