Actually, our troops’ exit from Iraq shouldn’t be happening, not because the United States military forces ought to remain forever, but because the entire idea of getting involved in a ground war within the World of Islam, a prolonged military occupation, and attempting the forced imposition of Western style democracy onto such a state was doomed to come to a bad ending. It should never have been implemented. The truth is that the Iraqis have kicked us out. They’re finished with us. We’ve given them thousands of precious American lives, a trillion of our taxpayer dollars, infrastructure, and the opportunity to self-determine their governance. The Iraqis voted for sharia. The sinister significance of this was astonishingly ignored during the Bush Administration. The mainstream press wasn’t interested, either.
While the gushing major American news outlets are presenting our exit from Iraq as a smashing Obama foreign policy victory and a campaign promise fulfilled, the backhanded slap which al Maliki’s regime delivered to the face of the U.S.A. is omitted. At least the UK Guardian got it correctly:
The US suffered a major diplomatic and military rebuff on Friday when Iraq finally rejected its pleas to maintain bases in the country beyond this year.
Barack Obama announced at a White House press conference that all American troops will leave Iraq by the end of December, a decision forced by the final collapse of lengthy talks between the US and the Iraqi government on the issue.
The Iraqi decision is a boost to Iran, which has close ties with many members of the Iraqi government and which had been battling against the establishment of permanent American bases.
Obama attempted to make the most of it by presenting the withdrawal as the fulfilment of one of his election promises.
And the American Press Corps, including the vaunted Fox News, is lapping it up like warm milk. But, back to the UK Guardian’s story:
“Today I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over,” he told reporters.
But Islam’s eternal War against Western Civilization goes on, still unrecognized or acknowledged by America’s seemingly illiterate, sharia-ignorant political leaders. It’s just not polite to talk about the historical foundations of Muslim doctrine which are driving the relentless incremental assault against our liberty.
But he had already announced this earlier this year, and the real significance today was in the failure of Obama, in spite of the cost to the US in dollars and deaths, to persuade the Iraqi president Nouri al-Maliki to allow one or more American bases to be kept in the country.
Obama was formally told of Maliki’s final decision on Friday morning in a video conference.
Speaking later to reporters, Obama glossed over the rejection, describing it as Iraq shaping its own future.
He told reporters that the “tide of war is receding”, not only in Iraq but in Afghanistan and in Libya.
Yes. Tell us, Barack. We’re all headed for “peace in our time”, right?
Thanks to Drudge for the link.