Carol Platt Liebau: In Iraq

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

In Iraq

In the Wall Street Journal, Professor Fouad Ajami sets out his acute perceptions of the situation in Iraq. In Washington? Despair. In Baghdad? Cautious optimism.

Notably, he writes:

The nightmare of this [Iraqi] government is that of a precipitous American withdrawal. Six months ago, the British quit the southern city of Amarrah, the capital of the Maysan Province. It had been, by Iraqi accounts, a precipitous British decision, and the forces of Moqtada al-Sadr had rushed into the void; they had looted the barracks and overpowered the police. Amarrah haunts the Iraqis in the circle of power--the prospect of Americans leaving this government to fend for itself.

Once again -- what is it the Democrats think will happen if they succeed in forcing a premature American withdrawal?


Blogger Greg said...

Democrats know full well the brutal bloodshed that will follow. They are also fully aware of the danger their policies will produce for the rest of the world.

But they have no intention of taking credit.

Should the Democrats prevail in forcing a defeat for the U.S., they will aggressively blame George Bush for all the ramifications of their own actions.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

"As for the reaction of the Arab street, the Middle East expert Professor Fouad Ajami predicts that after liberation in Basra and Baghdad, the streets are sure to erupt in joy."

As the bombs fell over Baghdad, just before American troops began to encounter fierce Iraqi resistance, Ajami could scarcely conceal his glee. "We are now coming into acquisition of Iraq," he announced on CBS News the morning of March 22, 2003. "It's an amazing performance."

3:11 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

They just don't care.

9:57 PM  

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