4.24.2007

NYPost Not Happy With Harry Reid

Rubert Murdoch's NYPost put on a fresh pair of soiled pants this morning and regurgitated the same GOP talking points about Harry Reid. (If you're not aware, Reid said that the Iraq War is already lost. This caused Republicans to blow a few blood vessels.)

Is the war already lost? Of course not. This is probably the best war America has ever fought. Sure, we could have left in a few days, a few weeks, or a few months. But why stop when you're ahead? Right?

But what would happen if we decided to come home? The NYPost breaks it down for us:

* A rapid, al Qaeda/Iranian-driven descent into regional chaos.

* Most likely, a general war.

* And, almost certainly, a Mideast nuclear-arms race as Saudi Arabia, Eygpt and (probably) Turkey rush to arm themselves in anticipation of an Iranian bomb.

Wow, a "general war" really would suck. Let's avoid that. Fortunately, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, and Iran are not pursuing any type of nuclear program right now and they never will if we stay in Iraq. So let's stay. And there's no chance of regional chaos if we stay, so let's stay.

Now, some people might cry and complain that those are not the reasons we went to war. But those people miss the point. Rumsfeld's vision of the faster, smarter military didn't just apply to the boots on the ground. It also applies to the fundamental casus belli of the war. The reason for being in Iraq has to be willing to adapt to changes on the battlefield. We went to war over Saddam's WMD? Not anymore, it's all about the domino effect of democracy? What? That theory is retarded? Well thank God we didn't go to war over that. We went to war to prevent a war from occuring because of regional instability? What? Regional instability? We went to war to prevent a nuclear arms race! There's already an arms race? But we went to war to prevent al Qaeda from gaining a foothold in Iraq!

According to the Republican party, there isn't a bad reason to stay in Iraq. There are only bad people that suggest we should leave. I say the GOP should start calling itself the Iraq Republican Guard, because that's basically all they stand for anymore. In fact, they should just forget about the '08 election in the United States and focus on the next elections in Iraq. They should run Rudy Guiliani for Mayor of Iraq. Remember how he saved NYC on 9/11? It's time for him to kick it up a notch and save Baghdad. John McCain could be his market advisor. And they could bring the entire Bush family over to run the oil companies.

Sounds like a good plan to me.

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