Carol Platt Liebau: Turning the Corner?

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Turning the Corner?

Youssef Ibrahim argues that Iran may have overplayed its hand in trying to spark a Middle Eastern war. Could it be that Arab states are beginning to recognize the pernicious Islamofascism of which Iran is a leading proponent?


Blogger Greg said...

I hope so!

1:56 PM  
Blogger wile e coyote said...

The Arab states are the enemy of our enemy (Iran and Syria). This does not make the Arab states our friends.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

I don't support war because...

7:11 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Bush caught lying again.

WASHINGTON - Caught between the need to explore a possible diplomatic way out of an otherwise hopeless mess in Iraq and the domestic political need to keep the Democrats on the defensive, US President George W Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are playing a double game on the issue of a timetable for withdrawal.

For many months, the Bush White House has been attacking Democrats in Congress for calling for a timetable for troop withdrawal from Iraq. Cheney condemned such proposals in a CNN interview June 22 as "the worst possible thing we could do", and portrayed them as "validating the theory that the Americans don't have the stomach for this fight".

But for the past six months, the Bush administration has been secretly pursuing peace negotiations with the Sunni insurgents, in which it has explicitly accepted the principle that an eventual peace agreement will include a timetable for US withdrawal.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...


Where did this story come from and why should we believe it's credible? "hopeless mess" makes it sound like a lib source.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Gareth Porter is an independent historian and foreign policy analyst. He is also a Foreign Policy In Focus scholar. His book, Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, is published in May 2005 by University of California Press.

9:54 PM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

and so why did Bush lie? Because he's using diplomacy with Sunni's just as dhead would do? And "trying" to keep it secret instead of being a dolt like Kerry and saying, "okay, July 1, 2007 sounds like a nice date, let's do that."

Bush has always said the "timetable" for withdrawal is when the Iraqis can do the policing of their country themselves.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Patrick Goetz said...

According to our peace-loving friend Carol, everything is going GREAT in Iraq. The problem is the liberal media chooses only to report the negatives. How odd, then, about what *Republican* lawmakers returning from Iraq have to say:

7:51 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

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11:50 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

Hmmmm, Washington Post - would that be one of those "unbiased" news organizations, like the NYT, or the LAT?

Think I'll pass, Patrick. Get enough left wing bull stuffing right here from Carol's "loyal opposition!"

11:51 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Yeah, Patrick. Don't you know that the WaPo just makes up quotes by Republican lawmakers? They didn't say any of those things attributed to them in the article. It's just a vast left-wing conspiracy!

Things in Iraq are going swimmingly!

12:31 PM  

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