Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Graceful exit my Ass!

Close your eyes and click your heels 3 times and say "there's no place like home, there's no place like home". Maliki, Bush, these idiots think they're in Oz! Forget it, nothing can prevent the Iraqi breakdown that will spread throughout the entire middle east, that Bush guaranteed the day he insisted on ignoring the dire consequences and diverted from the so called war on terror to destabilize the middle east by attacking Iraq.
Well, he did his job! That is done and regardless of who helps or what is said, that can not now be undone.
I went to bed hearing 3,300 more American soldiers would be sent into the fray and I woke up to hearing Bush and Maliki agreed that the U.S. would leave only with a graceful exit!. Forget it! Bush has done everything to ensure there will be no graceful exit.

I listened all day yesterday to multitudes of stories from the media and many so called experts on whether or not Iraq was in civil war and what to do next.
I am sick of saying it but it is worse than an Iraqi civil war! The entire middle east is lost and Bush did it. I won't get into it right now as I have said it numerous times in the past but we must get our soldiers home now! Bush is killing them only to try and save his dirty face!
I keep saying there is no good way out now because of Bush but it just dawned on me this morning listening to the chief idiot that he keeps mentioning the way out.He continues to stupidly insist that we will stay in Iraq as long as the Government of Iraq wants us there.
That is it! He plans on getting us kicked out again. that is his excuse to have to leave and the majority of our equipment will be left behind supposedly for the Iraqi Government but in fact it will be used by whoever gets their hands on them in order to kill each other.
With him refusing to see reality and hold a strategic withdrawal there is no other option. At this point all the help and advice in the world is worthless.
With what we just discussed it mind you have to think that as Bush has duplicated every single mistake made in Vietnam, that he also wants another Saigon and this will be blamed on Democrats of course!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


RoseCovered Glasses said...

You make many good points in your article. I would like to supplement them with some information:

I am a 2 tour Vietnam Veteran who recently retired after 36 years of working in the Defense Industrial Complex on many of the weapons systems being used by our forces as we speak.

If you are interested in a view of the inside of the Pentagon procurement process from Vietnam to Iraq please check the posting at my blog entitled, “Odyssey of Armements”

The Pentagon is a giant,incredibly complex establishment,budgeted in excess of $500B per year. The Rumsfelds, the Adminisitrations and the Congressmen come and go but the real machinery of policy and procurement keeps grinding away, presenting the politicos who arrive with detail and alternatives slanted to perpetuate itself.

How can any newcomer, be he a President, a Congressman or even the Sec. Def. to be - Mr. Gates- understand such complexity, particulary if heretofore he has not had the clearance to get the full details?

Answer- he can’t. Therefor he accepts the alternatives provided by the career establishment that never goes away and he hopes he makes the right choices. Or he is influenced by a lobbyist or two representing companies in his district or special interest groups.

From a practical standpoint, policy and war decisions are made far below the levels of the talking heads who take the heat or the credit for the results.

This situation is unfortunate but it is ablsolute fact. Take it from one who has been to war and worked in the establishment.

This giant policy making and war machine will eventually come apart and have to be put back together to operate smaller, leaner and on less fuel. But that won’t happen unitil it hits a brick wall at high speed.

We will then have to run a Volkswagon instead of a Caddy and get along somehow. We better start practicing now and get off our high horse. Our golden aura in the world is beginning to dull from arrogance.

an average patriot said...

rosecovered glasses
Thanks for an insiders perspective! Since you have been on the inside of the defense Industrial Complex you know that the best weapon doesn't always get the contract. You may have mentioned it but I have to go back and check. However as you know, Politics often takes precedence over what is best for the troops.
Of late I have been hearing more of that occuring under this misadministration than ever. I will check out you post as I am very interested. Believe it or not CentCom wrote me one day and said they noticed I wtote a lot on Iraq, Afghanistan, and Bush, so they put me on their email list.
I don't know what their real intention is but they send me updates on all recent events in this area so It's a good thing.
I have a son in EOD who just got extended another 6 months and one flying in and around the middle east on c17's so I am interested, plus I have 2 more sons of Drafting age.
You are right aboutt that volkswagon analogy but it will be a lot worse than that. Funny but that is a rose covered scenario.
I have done some posts on it in the past and will gladly dig them up if you are interested but in a nutshell everything in life has a cycle. The world and our society are no exception. Global warming is normal but we are speeding up the process.
Likewise, as you know, every great society has gone the way of the Roman Emoire and we are no exception. Bush has merely put us on the fast track. Our selfishness and decadence is not only affect our military weapons apropriations but every aspect of society.
I saw what was going to happen in 1970 but I did not foresee a U.S. President leading the way down.
I am looking at your comment again and I have to say I agree but you know I can just shake my head because the idiocy I see displayed by our so called leaders is absolutely dumbfounding. No concern for the country or doing the right thing period.
These idiots still don't realize what is happening!