Friday, November 18, 2005

The dam has burst

It appears that the US is getting it.

Here, however is a diametrically opposed view from his wife, Hillary Clinton, who has come out as a poor leader unable to understand what is happening in the real world.

Clinton: The big mistake of the Iraq war: Ex-President leads the critics, By Rupert Cornwell in Washington, Published: 18 November 2005 in The Independent

The dam has burst. Former president Bill Clinton's verdict that the war in Iraq was "a big mistake" is echoing around the world......

....And in another stunning development, John Murtha, an old-school Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania of 30 years' standing, demanded an immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, "because they have become the target".

A decorated marine veteran and ranking Democrat on the House defence appropriations subcommittee, Mr Murtha has been a hawk on military matters, and voted for the 2003 invasion. But close to tears at times in a press conference, he said he had changed his mind.

"It is time for a change in direction. Our military is suffering, the future of our country is at risk. We cannot continue on the present course. It is evident that continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interests of the US, the Iraqi people or the Persian Gulf region." His call for an "immediate redeployment" not only flies in the face of the refusal of the White House to set any date for a draw-down of American forces. Mr Murtha went further even than liberal Democrats, who mostly go no further than seeking a timetable for a phased pull-out of the 160,000 US troops in Iraq.

The latest polls show that up to two-thirds of Americans now oppose the war.

This also shows that Tony Blair has been a Bush lapdog!

It is about time that some members of the Democratics Party in the US and the Labour party in the UK finally get some backbomne rather than be Bush / Blair apologists!


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