Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Quote of The Day

I don't see a civil war in Iraq. I don't see a constituency for civil war. The vast majority of the people want hope for their families, not to massacre their neighbors or divide their country. A poll conducted in June by the International Republican Institute, a nonpartisan group that promotes democracy, found 89 percent of Iraqis supporting a unity government representing all sects and ethnic communities. No wonder no 'rebel army' steps forward to claim credit for vicious car bombs and cowardly executions of civilians.
--Maj. Gen. William Caldwell IV, chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, writing in the Washington Post.

Whatever one thinks about the problems in Iraq, one has to give comments like the above at least some decent consideration.


Anonymous BlueBuffoon said...

If only the ISG hadn't been spending so much time with left-of-center media blowhards, they might have had time to listen to voices of people who know what they're talking about.

Coupled with Gates's performance at his nomination hearing for the Secretary of DEFENSE (for crying out loud!) post, these are truly dismal times in the U.S.A.

Negotiations with Syria and Iran? Some of these "realists" need to get real. This is about much more than glowing editorials in the "international" (read, European) press and fawning over by tin-horn "diplomats" like Kofi Anan and his ilk!

Posted by BlueBuffoon

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 4:51:00 PM  

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