Friday, January 19, 2007

Common sense makes strange bedfellows

David Seaton's News Links
"Consider what it is we are asking Maliki to do. We want him to use Sunni and Kurdish brigades of the Iraqi Army, in concert with the U.S. Army, to smash the Mahdi Army of Moqtada al-Sadr, the most popular Shia leader in the country and the principal political support of Maliki. We are asking Maliki to turn on his ruthless Shia patron and bet his future on an America whose people want all U.S. troops home, the earlier the better. For Maliki to implement fully the U.S. conditions would make him a mortal enemy of Moqtada and millions of Shia, and possibly result in his assassination. Whatever legacy Bush faces, he is not staring down a gun barrel at that." Patrick Buchanan
It never ceases to amaze me: since the war in Iraq began I find myself time and again in agreement with Pat Buchanan, of all people. I can't ever remember being in agreement with him about much of anything before. Is it that common sense makes strange bedfellows? DS

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