Never Leaving . . . More Talibani Units

Atrios focuses on the Bush "plan" for leaving Iraq. I am sadly amused by this from Iraq President Jalil Talabani:

Iraq's president tells ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" this Sunday that Iraqi forces can take over, but not any time soon. When asked when the Iraqi army will be ready to defend its country, Jalal Talabani said, "I think the end of the next year." But officials have serious doubts about that statement.

I have no doubts. It is a pack of lies. Jalil talabani has been saying next year for the last three years:

2 years ago, Talabani said:
[T]wo years should be enough time for Iraqi forces to rebuild and secure control of the country as well as take over the job currently being performed by some 140,000 U.S. troops.

And two years from now, he'll same the same thing. As will the Generals. As will Republicans. And, sad to say, so will a lot of Democrats.

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    brain fart (none / 0) (#1)
    by manys on Fri Jun 01, 2007 at 08:55:09 PM EST
    This is different from a stonewall.

    Talibani (none / 0) (#2)
    by Miss Devore on Fri Jun 01, 2007 at 09:45:39 PM EST
    is using Mayo clinic as a fat farm. this says something about bush's capacity to elicit corrupt folks globally.

    Talabani, waiting for his equivalent of the 8/6/01 pbd, in Minnesota.

    BT or others (none / 0) (#3)
    by Green26 on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 12:54:05 AM EST
    What's your take on this (from today's Yahoo article):

    1. "U.S. and Iraqi officials have claimed recent success in the effort to isolate al-Qaida, particularly in the western Anbar province, where many Sunni tribes have banded together to fight the terror network.

    A growing number of Sunni tribes have reportedly been turning against al-Qaida elsewhere as well, repelled by the terror network's sheer brutality and austere religious extremism.

    The extremists also are competing with nationalist groups for influence and control over diminishing territory in the face of U.S. assaults, a situation exacerbated by the influx of Sunni fighters to areas outside the capital as they flee a nearly 4-month-old security crackdown."

    2. "I think this is happening because of al-Qaida's brutality," said Ehsan Ahrari, professor and specialist in counterterrorism at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. "They have been hurting the Sunni population in Iraq and that is coming back to hurt al-Qaida."

    "The event itself is significant because it looks like the U.S. is making some breakthrough in terms of establishing consensus with the Sunni population," he said. "Of course we have to hold our breath and see, but this is important no doubt."

    War Supporters Like Charlie Brown (none / 0) (#4)
    by john horse on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 06:49:46 AM EST
    re: "It is a pack of lies. . . And two years from now, he'll same the same thing."

    I think to be a supporter of this war you need to be both gullible and lack any long term memory.  This is why you don't see any comments expressing outrage about Talabini trying to pull the same BS once again.  

    War supporters are like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football in the old Peanuts cartoon.  The difference is that the cartoon was funny.  There is nothing funny about American soldiers dying every day in Iraq.