Monday, August 22, 2005

"George W. Bush has pissed away the conservative moment..."

...opens this posting which then goes into a depressing litany of the genuine failures that Dubya and the Stupid Party have done.

If Iraq has proven anything, it has confirmed for me the validity of the Powell Doctrine.

Essentially, the Doctrine expresses that military action should be used only as a last resort and only if there is a clear risk to national security by the intended target; the force, when used, should be overwhelming and disproportionate to the force used by the enemy; there must be strong support for the campaign by the general public; and there must be a clear exit strategy from the conflict in which the military is engaged.

Powell based this strategy for warfare in part on the views held by his former boss in the Reagan administration, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, and also on his own experience as a major in Vietnam. That protracted campaign, in Powell's view, was representative of a war in which public support was flimsy, the military objectives were not clear, overwhelming force was not used consistently, and an exit strategy was ill defined.

Sounds a lot like Iraq doesn't it? Public support for the war is sliding. We're not using a fraction of our military potential, and there seems to be no clear viable long-term goal or exit strategy.

I've always thought that Dubya's insane "kinder, gentler war" strategery was going to fail because it wastes our troops in the hopes that the media give kudos for being nice to the bad guys. We're still getting smeared as imperialist occupiers, but we're not doing anything to deserve it. Total BS!!! When we flee the harbors in Jordan cuz the Islamofascists lob missles at us, it only proves that we're as weak as Osama said we were after the Blackhawk Down incident.

We need to start leveling any areas that harbor attackers, COLLATERAL DAMAGE BE DAMNED!!! Oh gee, we killed a thousand civilians in the area where they launched a missile? Too damn f*cking bad, bitches!! Maybe you'll be less amenable to having rockets launched from next door next time! I knew that now blasted Fallujah into a parking lot in April 2004 was going to bite us and here we go.

Note that media whore Cindy Sheehan and her propagandists on the Left aren't using these arguments against Dubya, preferring to stick with the tired and untrue lies about Zionist neocons and nuclear war on civilians. They still haven't figured out this is why they lost last year and they still aren't getting it.

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