Sunday, January 23, 2005

Destined for Gitmo

Really, these Knight-Ridder people are becoming quite intolerable:
Analysis: Iraqi insurgency growing larger, more effective

By Tom Lasseter and Jonathan S. Landay

Knight Ridder Newspapers

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The United States is steadily losing ground to the Iraqi insurgency, according to every key military yardstick.

A Knight Ridder analysis of U.S. government statistics shows that through all the major turning points that raised hopes of peace in Iraq, including the arrest of Saddam Hussein and the handover of sovereignty at the end of June, the insurgency, led mainly by Sunni Muslims, has become deadlier and more effective.

The analysis suggests that unless something dramatic changes - such as a newfound will by Iraqis to reject the insurgency or a large escalation of U.S. troop strength - the United States won't win the war. It's axiomatic among military thinkers that insurgencies are especially hard to defeat because the insurgents' goal isn't to win in a conventional sense but merely to survive until the will of the occupying power is sapped. Recent polls already suggest an erosion of support among Americans for the war.
One can only hope that a war based on a series of lies that's grinding up a generation of Americans, enticing our sons and daughters into torture, and sucking hundreds of billions of dollars out of the economy while slaughtering thousands of foreigners caught in the crossfire might generate a few tiny doubts in the public mind.

But not here. Here at Boring Diatribe, we say: Godspeed the Black Emperor. Next stop: Iran!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is your last line a reference to Montreal-based post-rock phenoms "Godspeed You! Black Emperor"?

Or is there another, more obvious, cultural or political reference of which I am unfamiliar?

4:19 PM  

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