"This is the message I took to the President, I believe myself that this war is lost and that the surge is not accomplishing anything, as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday," Mr Reid said.Sounds good, right? But wait a minute:
"I know I was like the odd guy out yesterday at the White House, but at least I told him what he needed to hear, not what he wanted to hear," he added.
"The war can only be won diplomatically, politically and economically, and the President needs to come to that realisation," Mr Reid said.Say what? How is the USA ever going to "win" this war in any way whatsoever? This is utterly abyssmal stuff from the Dems.
No doubt Harry and his friends in Washington are still thinking about the new Iraq Oil Law, which is due to be presented in parliament next week:
Al Shahristani said the draft law would be presented in a bundle that would include the oil and gas law, a law outlining the functions of the ministry of oil, another for Iraq National Oil Company and a fourth for oil revenue management. The future role of foreign oil companies in Iraq has caused controversy but Al Shahristani said such concern was unfounded.The Democrats should be loudly telling the people of the USA (and Iraq) that this war was all about oil, that it was designed from the start as a greedy, violent oil-grab by Dick Cheney's Big Oil backers, and that the oil that lies under the sands of Iraq belongs to the Iraqi people and nobody else. Anything less is transparent nonsense, and I do not see how any good will come of it.