Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Stupidest Idea of the Decade

Kenneth Pollock, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and "liberal" Iraq war hawk from way back:

"In an alternative universe, the United States might re-intervene in Iraq,
redeploying tens of thousands of soldiers to restore everyone’s sense of safety and allowing the political process to heal again."
So that is the sort of thinking that it takes to get a great-paying job presenting the "liberal" 
view of what our foreign policy should be.   If that isn't stupid enough for you, try this:

"Ousting the Foreigners.The sudden reemergence of a unified Iraq was good news for the Iraqis and bad news for the foreign elements helping to tear it apart. As always, when Iraqis felt that they could trust one another and live in peace, they had no reason to seek foreign assistance against one another. At this point, Iraqis still did not really trust one another, but they all trusted the Americans."

In this brain-dead person's view, Americans were not the "foreigners" in Iraq, and they were not the ones who were helping to tear it apart.  And after killing several hundred thousand Iraqi civilians, we were the ones they "trusted."

The combination of stupidity and malice that was necessary to write these words is beyond my ability to characterize, so I will have to leave it at that.

Thanks to Eschaton for leading me to this nonsense.

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