Friday, December 07, 2007

They can't do anything right

Scout Finch reports at Daily Kos on the Inspector General's report on Iraq, recently acquired by CBS News. This sentence captures a lot:
The US military can account for less than 800 of 13,500 weapons they have supplied the "Iraqi security forces."

When ideologues who don't know what they are doing jump into situations ill-informed, ill-prepared, and way too certain of themselves this is what you get. This and myriads upon myriads of dead.

Cui bono? [Who gains?] The military-industrial complex, folks like Halliburton and their subsidiary KBR, Blackwater, et al. The oil and gas industry. And the causes of theocratic radicalism (whether Muslim or Christian or other). Yes, we have played into the hands of those who foster terror.

Cui malo? [Who loses?] The Iraqi people, the little inchoate stability the Middle East has, America's position in the world, the Bill of Rights, basically everybody except war profiteers, terrorists, and those who don't believe in government and want to weaken it enough to "drown in a bathtub."

Why God does not despair is, frankly, beyond me. Lucky for us God doesn't.
--the BB

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