Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Republicans declare victory in Iraq

This is clever. Taking time out from their ongoing attempts to sabotage our economic recovery, a group of 31 House Republicans have introduced a resolution "declaring victory in Iraq." The twist is they want to declare victory and stay there.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), the prime sponsor, writes:

By virtually every measure, thanks to his adoption of the surge strategy, President Bush left office having secured victory in Iraq. This victory, however, may be squandered if President Obama withdraws American forces too hastily. In an effort to avoid this, this resolution outlines the path that we have followed to victory and calls upon President Obama to maintain this hard-won victory. This resolution is intended to send an important message to President Obama – that history will judge him harshly should he choose to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

As soon as President Obama took the oath of office, he assumed responsibility for Iraq.
Putting aside the fact that no sane experts agree we can call the present situation victorious, if they really believe it was such a success, I suggest they prove it. I'd be convinced if they took a group family vacation and stayed in downtown Baghdad. I can't wait for the photos of them all enjoying the local sites with their spouses and children.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

A false dilemma -- one of the fallacies of distraction. They love to assume that victory and defeat are the only possible consequences of a military engagement.

I've learned more about logic listening to Republicans these last 8 years then I ever did in school.

4:36:00 PM  
Blogger (O)CT(O)PUS said...

Steve King (R-Iowa): President Bush left office having secured victory in Iraq ...

Not merely a false dilemma, a false statement. The most dastardly thing Bush did was promise a quick and easy victory followed by a quagmire. He didn't have the decency to clean up his own mess before passing it to a new administration.

This is also an exercise in legacy spin ... trying to put a smiley face on one of the greatest failures in American history.

One more snark moment: The lying bastards refuse to accept their election loss and are trying to lay claim to any victory they can in the face of overwhelming failures. But we won't let that happen ... will we!

4:59:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

They've really become rather pathetic. All this flailing is unseemly. They don't seem to understand that most of the people finally got wise to their little trick of accusing the opposition of their own crimes.

5:52:00 PM  
Blogger JoeBama "Truth 101" Kelly said...

How many times do I have to tell these morons that WE WON THE WAR IN IRAQ. It was over in two weeks.
Winning the occupation is a different story altogether.

But as usual, Republicans have nothing but channeling of Reagan. Reagan declared victory in Vietnam and Korea.

8:20:00 PM  
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Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Truth, you're so right.

Insider, it's a paid ad. If you want to advertise here, I suggest you email me.

11:22:00 PM  
Blogger Cosa Nostradamus said...

It's not official unless declared from the deck of an aircraft carrier. And the declarer must pilot his own fighter. And he must be drunk.

Rules is rules.

6:51:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Accusing the invented class of "Liberals" for every last and single ugly word and deed and misdeed and distortion and outright lie, is the one and only "principle" they have ever adhered to.

It's complete and perfect right down to complaining that all "Liberals" do is trash Rush Limbaugh - the poor little man.

9:05:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Rush is laughing all the way to the bank while he leads the rubes into irrelevance.

10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

There is a War on Terra that also has been declared a win for the war criminals. Like the occupation of Iraq, it is not a war either. And there is no such thing as victory, as a tactic is never 'won'.

Rational behavior and facts are getting ever farther away from GoPerv comprehension.

10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Ruth, they do seem to losing their grip on reality altogether.

10:10:00 AM  

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