As Iraq Bleeds, the U.S. Policy Cupboard Remains Bare (TIME)


As Iraq Bleeds, the U.S. Policy Cupboard Remains Bare (TIME)

To follow is an extract from the article, featuring a good quote from Anthony Cordesman:

"As the situation on the ground in Iraq grows uglier, Washington increasingly seems willing to blame the downturn on Maliki's lack of clout and the poor performance of the Iraqi military. This strikes Anthony Cordesman, an expert on the war with the Center for Security and Strategic Studies, as a bit dubious. He said, Wednesday, "The idea that when you send the bull in to liberate a china shop, [and then] you blame the china shop for breaking the china is, shall we say, somewhat ingenuous, and probably misleading." But it may reflect a growing desire among many in Washington to wash their hands of a problem that, for the foreseeable future, may have no solution."

Full article at:,8599,1564827,00.html

Heck, what a mess...

More global perspectives on Iraq, Afhganistan, Iran, Al Qaida, Hezbollah, 9/11 etc at:


Blimey Stonks,
we had better watch out we have got a live one here,
evening Guy T.

(that b'astard must have got that bull & china shop gag from me. I posted a similar one the other day, b'astard. And he got paid for it, cnut.)

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