Monday, November 13, 2006

More on Iraq, Rumsfeld

I am tired of the term "redeployment." I'm sure the Democrats are quite pleased with themselves for adopting it, because it sounds so much better than "withdrawl," nevermind that they are one and the same.

A redeployment of U.S. forces means one thing, movement from Iraq. This is a very, very, very bad idea. No matter how short the proposed redeployment might be or where the new staging area is, be it Saudi Arabia or Okinawa, the power vacuum in Iraq will be filled, and not by those friendly to the U.S. Redeployment, aka withdrawl, would be a disaster.


Today's WSJ has a great article on what the departure of Rumsfeld may mean in terms of the ideology now in control at the Department of Defense. New nominee Gates has been identified as a Realist. You need to read the piece to see what the author means, but the progressives (liberals, democrats) that have cheered Rummy's departure have abandoned their principles to see their personal enmity satiated. Not that it's surprising.


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