Thursday, May 15, 2008


mynote: the American Conservative continues to be the only magazine that seriously looks into Iraq and utter failure of the venture and the reasons behind it.

Petraeus and Crocker pretend Iraq is a state. Everyone goes along

by William S. Lind

In the second week in April, the world’s most elaborate kabuki theater, Washington, offered a stunning performance. America’s two consuls for Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus and Amb. Ryan C. Crocker, gave Congress and the world their appreciation of the situation in that unhappy country. Senators and congressmen listened with rapt attention. The three presidential candidates, aka the three blind mice, postured and preened in the great men’s presence. The press hung on every word. Analysts and columnists parsed their meaning.

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