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Saturday, December 09, 2006

"THE SITUATION IN IRAQ IS GRAVE AND DETERIORATING"

The following is the Executive Summary included in the Iraq Study Group Report. Reading this document illuminates the failure that is George Bush and his illegal, unjustified, poorly planned, badly executed and overall disasterous invasion of Iraq. This report does not begin to address the fact that Bush is responsible for the deaths of nearly 700,000 people - a feat surpassed only by the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and a few other choice "humanitarians" - and the expenditure of over $1 trillion after all is said and done.

Only after a "thumpin," at the polls in November did the war criminal Bush begin to realize just how much the fool he's been, which explains the flurry of activity to "unstay the course" in Iraq - more activity than we've seen since the war commenced. But alas! The activity is hollow at best. Bush's philosophy is to look busy and involved, and it'll all work out - the typical mindset of a simpleton. He claims to understand the Iraq War Gorilla that the US will pay dearly for, but does he? Given Dim Son's record for being intellectually challenged by simple things, let alone complex organizational and policy issues, one must wonder whether Bush has any inkling of what has happened in Iraq. He resorts to appearances to carry the day; it's how he compensates for being an unsophisticated, unenlightened moron. It explains why he has gone to such great lengths to put lipstick on his pet pig (no, not Laura) - if it looks good, it's good.

This report calls for change - at the expense of another 1,000 - 1,500 dead GIs, another 50,000 dead Iraqi civilians, and untold BILLION$$$$. This report also begs the question: Why so long coming? It took 9 months for the Study Group to figure out what was wrong in Iraq; you have to wonder how much effort went into planning for the mother of all failures! Ironically, all the ills the Study Group found in Iraq were pointed out by Representative John Murtha in his House floor rebuke of Bush's oil-for-blood murderfest.

Anyway, if you haven't read the full report, here's the link:
http://www.usip.org/isg/iraq_study_group_report/report/1206/iraq_study_group_report.pdf


The situation in Iraq is grave and deteriorating. There is no path that can guarantee success, but the prospects can be improved.

In this report, we make a number of recommendations for actions to be taken in Iraq, the United States, and the region. Our most important recommendations call for new and enhanced diplomatic and political efforts in Iraq and the region, and a change in the primary mission of U.S. forces in Iraq that will enable the United States to begin to move its combat forces out of Iraq responsibly.

We believe that these two recommendations are equally important and reinforceone another. If they are effectively implemented, and if the Iraqi government moves forward with national reconciliation, Iraqis will have an opportunity for a better future, terrorism will be dealt a blow, stability will be enhanced in an important part of the world, and America’s credibility, interests, and values will be protected.

The challenges in Iraq are complex. Violence is increasing in scope and lethality. It is fed by a Sunni Arab insurgency, Shiite militias and death squads, al Qaeda, and widespread criminality. Sectarian conflict is the principal challenge to stability. The Iraqi people have a democratically elected government, yet it is not adequately advancing national reconciliation, providing basic security, or delivering essential services. Pessimism is pervasive.

If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences could be severe. A slide toward chaos could trigger the collapse of Iraq’s government and a humanitarian catastrophe. Neighboring countries could intervene. Sunni-Shia clashes could spread. Al Qaeda could win a propaganda victory and expand its base of operations. The global standing of the United States could be diminished. Americans could become more polarized.

During the past nine months we have considered a full range of approaches for moving
forward. All have flaws. Our recommended course has shortcomings, but we firmly believe that it includes the best strategies and tactics to positively influence the outcome in Iraq and the region.

External Approach

The policies and actions of Iraq’s neighbors greatly affect its stability and prosperity. No country in the region will benefit in the long term from a chaotic Iraq. Yet Iraq’s neighbors are not doing enough to help Iraq achieve stability. Some are undercutting stability.

The United States should immediately launch a new diplomatic offensive to build an
international consensus for stability in Iraq and the region. This diplomatic effort should include every country that has an interest in avoiding a chaotic Iraq, including all of Iraq’s neighbors. Iraq’s neighbors and key states in and outside the region should form a support group to reinforce security and national reconciliation within Iraq, neither of which Iraq can achieve on its own.

Given the ability of Iran and Syria to influence events within Iraq and their interest in avoiding chaos in Iraq, the United States should try to engage them constructively. In seeking to influence the behavior of both countries, the United States has disincentives and incentives available. Iran should stem the flow of arms and training to Iraq, respect Iraq’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and use its influence over Iraqi Shia groups to encourage national reconciliation. The issue of Iran’s nuclear programs should continue to be dealt with by the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany. Syria should control
its border with Iraq to stem the flow of funding, insurgents, and terrorists in and out of Iraq.

The United States cannot achieve its goals in the Middle East unless it deals directly with the Arab-Israeli conflict and regional instability. There must be a renewed and sustained commitment by the United States to a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace on all fronts: Lebanon, Syria, and President Bush’s June 2002 commitment to a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. This commitment must include direct talks with, by, and between Israel, Lebanon, Palestinians (those who accept Israel’s right to exist), and Syria.

As the United States develops its approach toward Iraq and the Middle East, the United States should provide additional political, economic, and military support for Afghanistan, including resources that might become available as combat forces are moved out of Iraq.

Internal Approach

The most important questions about Iraq’s future are now the responsibility of Iraqis. The United States must adjust its role in Iraq to encourage the Iraqi people to take control of their own destiny.

The Iraqi government should accelerate assuming responsibility for Iraqi security by
increasing the number and quality of Iraqi Army brigades. While this process is under way, and to facilitate it, the United States should significantly increase the number of U.S. military personnel, including combat troops, imbedded in and supporting Iraqi Army units. As these actions proceed, U.S. combat forces could begin to move out of Iraq.

The primary mission of U.S. forces in Iraq should evolve to one of supporting the Iraqi army, which would take over primary responsibility for combat operations. By the first quarter of 2008, subject to unexpected developments in the security situation on the ground, all combat brigades not necessary for force protection could be out of Iraq. At that time, U.S. combat forces in Iraq could be deployed only in units embedded with Iraqi forces, in rapid-reaction and special operations teams, and in training, equipping, advising, force protection, and search and rescue.
Intelligence and support efforts would continue. A vital mission of those rapid reaction and special operations forces would be to undertake strikes against al Qaeda in Iraq.

It is clear that the Iraqi government will need assistance from the United States for some time to come, especially in carrying out security responsibilities. Yet the United States must make it clear to the Iraqi government that the United States could carry out its plans, including planned redeployments, even if the Iraqi government did not implement their planned changes. The United States must not make an open-ended commitment to keep large numbers of American troops deployed in Iraq.

As redeployment proceeds, military leaders should emphasize training and education of
forces that have returned to the United States in order to restore the force to full combat capability. As equipment returns to the United States, Congress should appropriate sufficient funds to restore the equipment over the next five years.

The United States should work closely with Iraq’s leaders to support the achievement of specific objectives—or milestones—on national reconciliation, security, and governance. Miracles cannot be expected, but the people of Iraq have the right to expect action and progress.

The Iraqi government needs to show its own citizens—and the citizens of the United States and other countries—that it deserves continued support. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in consultation with the United States, has put forward a set of milestones critical for Iraq. His list is a good start, but it must be expanded to include milestones that can strengthen the government and benefit the Iraqi people. President Bush and his national security team should remain in close and frequent contact with the Iraqi leadership to convey a clear message: there must be prompt action by the Iraqi government to make substantial progress toward the achievement of these milestones.

If the Iraqi government demonstrates political will and makes substantial progress toward the achievement of milestones on national reconciliation, security, and governance, the United States should make clear its willingness to continue training, assistance, and support for Iraq’s security forces and to continue political, military, and economic support. If the Iraqi government does not make substantial progress toward the achievement of milestones on national reconciliation, security, and governance, the United States should reduce its political, military, or economic support for the Iraqi government.

Our report makes recommendations in several other areas. They include improvements to
the Iraqi criminal justice system, the Iraqi oil sector, the U.S. reconstruction efforts in Iraq, the U.S. budget process, the training of U.S. government personnel, and U.S. intelligence - capabilities.

Conclusion

It is the unanimous view of the Iraq Study Group that these recommendations offer a new way forward for the United States in Iraq and the region. They are comprehensive and need to be implemented in a coordinated fashion. They should not be separated or carried out in isolation. The dynamics of the region are as important to Iraq as events within Iraq. The challenges are daunting. There will be difficult days ahead. But by pursuing this new way forward, Iraq, the region, and the United States of America can emerge stronger.


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh look ... More stolen writings from creeper

vacreeper2003 said...

Stolen from where stupid-shit?

1)I made no claim it was MY writing (although the green text is mine).

2)It's public record - needs no references. Do you even know the standards for what is considered information in the public domain? I doubt you do.

3)Do you ever address the issue at hand, or is that beyond your intellectual capacity? I suspect you have an extraordinarily limited ability to understand what you read - in fact, I doubt you read the post or the Iraq Study Group Report at all!

That's the problem with anonynuts - they approach serious issues - like hundreds of thousands of innocent people dying at the hands of a bloot-thirsty moron like Bush - with utmost levity! It explains why we're losing in Iraq and are likely to continue to do so - incompetence vested in a deplorable lack of intelligence. Anonynuts simply punctuate the point.

Good on ya, anonynuts - keep dummying down - Bush counts on your intellectual privation!

Anonymous said...

I know Bush is alot of things, but could you explain what this one is..." bloot-thirsty moron" ? Bwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Every fucking day with you and ZM

vacreeper2003 said...

Bush is a murderer, a war criminal, and is responsible for the intentional killing of nearly 700,000 innocent human beings. His actions speak for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Creepy, your repeating. The question was....WTF is this---> " bloot-thirsty "? haaaaaaaaaaa

Anonymous said...

BTW Creepy, why are you responding at all? On the other post, just today, you agreed with Slutabella about NOT resonding to anons. Yet, you continue??? bwaaahhhhhhhhhh Small brain, you forgot already? Here ya go...creepyfucker.......

vacreeper2003 said...
Isa, you're right - the best remedy for an anonynut is to ignore it - they don't address issues

vacreeper2003 said...

anonynut - if you know what it means, why ask?

But in case you're lost - it's BLOOD, not bloot - I type funny sometimes!

Now, does that change the complexion of the whole post for ya! I'm sure that particular typo caused you to lose the gist of my comments. Or could it be another of your anonynut exercises in trivial nonsense. And please, don't come back and tell us that the war in Iraq is trivial.

And anonynut - I recall perfectly well what I wrote, but you sounded so daunted by my typo, I figured in the spirit of enlightenment, I'd clue you in. Don't push you luck; however, you might not get so lucky with my next typo!

Anonymous said...

Don't push you luck ???? YOU ???? ( your ) va-fucker. It's hard to take a threat seriously when you can't speak. LMAO OMG is this another Rattler threat? Are you going to join up with the masterbater's friends? lollllllllllllllllllllllllllll lollllllllllllllllllllll Creepy fuck off with your threats. I will push what ever the fuck I feel like. What are you going to do, whip me with a pixel? Maybe slap me with a typo???? Waste some ink on me???? You friggin turd for brains...I just dropped you right down equal with Cuntabella....OH, speaking of the slut...maybe you should take her advice...I see your STILL responding. Could it be, SHE is actually smarter than you? Oh say it ain't so....

Anonymous said...

vacreeper2003 said...
Isa, you're right - the best remedy for an anonynut is to ignore it - they don't address issues


and yet.................he continues to post......lies, lies, more lies

Anonymous said...

what with all these lies...creepy is starting to sound like a Bushite. bwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

vacreeper2003 said...
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Anonymous said...

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ROFLMFAO removed by the " AUTHOR", not the blog owner or admin huh? Just couldn't shud-up huh Creepy. Had to respond, then what...removed it, to "pretend" to stand by your own statements? Your actions speak louder than words creepy.

Anonymous said...

Creepy is scaredddddddddddddd. He got his ass caught with his response to Slutabella, and now wants to take it back. He just can't stay quiet. So, he blocked the comment section on his post ""JUST FOR Neonuts"...Your blog is open for comments huh, Ass-clause? I see one of your 3 "contributors" has blocked his??? WTF is with that Clawssssss? Who runs your blog?? Creepy? bwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

vacreeper2003 said...

Hey stupid,

Does this look blocked to you?

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