Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Department of Duh

Newsmax:

Sunday, March 5, 2006 12:08 p.m. EST

Ralph Peters: Iraq 'Civil War' a Media Myth

Reports that Iraq has descended into a civil war are not only not true - they're being promulgated by anti-war journalists eager to see U.S. efforts to establish a stable democracy in the country fail.

So says military analyst Ralph Peters, who just spent a week touring Baghdad with the 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

"I'm looking for the civil war that The New York Times declared. And I just can't find it," Peters declared in his New York Post column on Sunday.


BBC:

Wednesday, 8 March 2006

US envoy warns of Iraq civil war

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Zalmay Khalilzad indicated that the US had little choice but to keep a strong military presence in Iraq.

(snip)

"There is a concerted effort to provoke civil war," he said.

Mr Khalilzad warned that if the region erupted into sectarian conflict that "would make Taleban Afghanistan look like child's play".


Why does the US Envoy to Iraq hate the troops?

3 comments:

Eli said...

Why does the US Envoy to Iraq hate the troops?

"Zalmay Kalilzad" doesn't sound like a very American name to me.

Anonymous said...

I know 2 gay guys named "Eli". According to your own logic that must mean you are too. Stupid queer.

Andy said...

Is civil war pending?

Is Iraq in a civil war?

Is the media rooting for civil war in their reporting? YES.

Ralph Peters has the balls to ride around with U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers to see things first hand and reports he saw Iraqis greeting U.S. Soldiers with smiles and waves and "thanks" for your sacrifice. He reported their is violence, but no civil war.

Zalmay Khalilzad said a U.S. presence was needed to PREVENT a civil war, NOT a civil war was already occuring.

Also, the Sunni and Shia Clerics and leaders have blamed al-Qaida for car bombings and have asked for Peace and calm in their followers. Did you also know that Sunni Muslims have been rebuilidng the Shiite Mosque in a gesture of good will and peace? http://www.islamonline.net/English/News/2006-02/27/article01.shtml

The Sunni and Shiite clerics have also been praying together.

Guys like you are hoping and praying for civil war for the sole reason you HATE Bush and could giv e a shit about our troops doing a phenomal job in such a tough situation. I don't like Bush. He is inarticulate and not a good communicator. He screwed up the war planning. With all the mistakes our U.S. Soldiers still won the war and are continuing to train Iraqi Army and Police from scratch, rebuilding Iraq, and providing security while Iraq's new Democracy compromises and grows. When you get to specifics with Iraqis.
#1 They appreciate the U.S.'s sacrifice.
#2 They don't like foreign troops in their country, but understand the need at this time.
#3 Even though the Iraqis don't like foreign troops in their country the Sunni and Shia are glad the troops are their to prevent civil war, while Iraq's government compromises and forms.
#4 When asked Iraqis will look you in the eye and say the sacrifice is WORTH IT for Saddam to be gone.

Especially Iraqis who had their wives and babies shot in the head or buried alive in mass graves 400,000 strong. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3738368.stm

And the left continues to say "Saddam never showed aggression towards the U.S." WRONG. He even shot down U.S. Planes after 9/11!!! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/1511540.stm
http://english.people.com.cn/english/200108/27/eng20010827_78541.html