Monday, May 14, 2007

Quote of the Day

“Three-dimensional chess in the dark — and that’s an understatement.”
- Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, who oversees about 26,000 American troops in an area bounded by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers south of Baghdad, including Mahmudiya and Yusufiya, describing the struggle in Iraq on May 5, 2006.

Quote from New York Times article about the search for 3 missing US soldiers in Iraq.

plez sez: does this sound like we're even close to winning the War on Terror?


Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

main, how long have the Bush baby been saying we are making progress? British were there 27 years and we have only just begun - sounds like the inquisition all over agin

plez... said...

i've said it before and i'll say it again: we'll probably be camped out in Iraq for another 50 years.

i just wish Congress had the cajones to pull the funding for the troops to force the President's hand.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

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Shai said...

I agre with ya Plez. I am so so tired. It is like beating the bones of a dead horse hoping the flesh will come back and the horse gallop again.

Francis L. Holland Blog said...

Iraq is a mess that the next president is going to have to resolve. Because of the Clinton experience ending the war in Bosnia through negotiations, without losing a single US soldier after the Dayton Peace Accords were signed, I think the Democrats and the country really need the Clinton experience in the White House.

But, Barack Obama is a presidential candidate who clearly has the potential for greatness on a scale and with an importance for America that is unprecedented. He would make an excellent president, it seems to me, based on what he showed in his eight years in the Illinois legislature and his tenure in the US Senate. I've read his two books. I think he'd be a great president.

I think the position of Black America needs to be that we want BOTH of these candidates on the 2008 pres/VP ticket and, if they come in first and second in the primaries, as now seems likely, there is no reason why this can't or shouldn't happen.

Because if you put together the Democrats who are strongly supporting Clinton and those enthusiastically supporting Obama, you have the vast majority of Democrats and a simple majority of America. That's what we need in 2008.