Monday, November 21, 2005
( 7:46 PM )
Lost in the Debate
Is the ultimate reason why the Neocons wanted to go into Iraq in the first place. It is definitely heartening to see the Democrats finally starting to respond to the public's desire to bring our soldiers home to safety. Kos notes today that even the Iraqi government and the Iraqi people think there should be a timetable for withdrawal.
Iraqi leaders, meeting at a reconciliation conference in Cairo, urged an end to violence in the country and demanded a timetable for the withdrawal of coalition troops from Iraq.
In a final statement, read by Arab League chief Amre Moussa, host of the three-day summit, they called for "the withdrawal of foreign troops according to a timetable, through putting in place an immediate national program to rebuild the armed forces." No date was specified.
Kos sums it up by saying:
Democrats have increasingly joined the chorus for a withdrawal timetable. The American public want us out. The Iraqi leadership want us out. The Iraqi people clearly want us out. The Pentagon has even begun work on withdrawal plans.
It's only Republicans who want to keep us there indefinitely.
But see, the people who conned the leadership of this country and over half of its citizens into invading and occupying Iraq can't go along with any kind of withdrawal scenario. Because their purpose wasn't to create democracy and leave. Their purpose was to establish a corporatocracy where they could reap the profits for decades to come. They planned badly and it's all turned to crap. But if they agree to a timetable to withdrawal, then the whole point is lost for them. I don't see them ever giving up on their ultimate, greedy goals. They must be taken out of power. For the soldiers' sakes, for the world's sake.
As soon as possible.