UK Guardian Gets It – U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Iraq Is Not What It Seems

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.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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