Empty Days

Monday, April 05, 2004



Hard-headed as ever

Some US. Senators are speaking out, finally:
Asked whether transferring power in less than three months would be too soon, Lugar said, "It may be, and I think it's probably time to have that debate."
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In a Washington Post op-ed piece published Sunday, Biden urged President Bush to sponsor a summit meeting on Iraq with European allies, including those who opposed the war. He also said the United States should push a plan for the United Nations to create a high commissioner, whose job would be to manage Iraq's political transition.

"We need to, in my view, take the total American face off of this," Biden said.
Right. A bit uncertain though. Too soft to push through.

And indeed:
President Bush said on Monday that he would stick to a June 30 deadline for handing over Iraqi sovereignty, even as a Shi'ite uprising against the U.S.-led occupation stirred fears of a civil war.
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Meanwhile Instapundit is stroking his pet-dream:

It's worth emphasizing that this is factional fighting, not popular uprising, and that Sadr is not particularly popular outside his own faction.

while his cronies propose to wipe out all Sunnis as a bad-bad tribe:

The sunni baathists are a special-interest minority group with a history of political terrorism -- these are the same knobs that were feeding their brothers into the industrial plastic shredders. Instead of killing them as we were expecting (and as we probably should have), we allowed them to go home to see if they would adapt to the new reality.

Heh. I suppose these strategists would have offered to wipe out all Hutus after the Tootsie genocide in Rwanda. Breathless shit.





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