Mr. Munster Head has popped up in Iraq with some more great commentary:
The AP reports that Kerry’s meeting with troops in Iraq “was very informative and very helpful in crystallizing some of my thoughts insofar as what we can negotiate … and what needs to be accomplished. I certainly learned more about what the troops can or can’t achieve,” he said.
… Kerry declined to elaborate on how the visit affected his views on Iraq because his meetings continue Sunday. He is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for a firsthand assessment on “what’s possible in the political dynamics.”
Kerry, a critic of Bush administration policies in Iraq, said the most important challenge now was to achieve “whatever success is possible.”
Whatever success possible? What the hell does that mean? Success is winning this war, getting the Iraqi troops trained up enough to take over security throughout the whole country, then bringing the troops home. That is success. Does it not sound like he is back to his old ways here?
Jules Crittenden writes:
Sounds a lot like Kerry, perhaps having learned a thing or two in the autumn of a political career that looked promising before it didn’t, is trying not to commit himself before he does. By which I mean, stay with me here, because the logic is a tad pretzelian, Kerry reserves the right to be for success while being against it. Or against success while being for it. Sorry, I’m lost.
Meanwhile he is now headed to Syria to talk with a country that is a major supplier of men and weapons that kill our troops:
Kerry arrived in Iraq after visits to Egypt and Jordan. He also plans to visit Syria for talks with President Bashar Assad and travel to Lebanon, Israel, and the West Bank.
Syria has influence with Iraqi Sunnis, and some leaders of the Sunni-led insurgency are believed to be living there. Kerry has criticized the Bush administration for refusing to engage with Syria and Iran, as was recommended by the bipartisan Iraq Study Group.
Yes, why not engage with a dictator responsible for so much terrorism throughout the world. Only a true idiot woud believe that they want peace in Iraq when they have been one of the major reasons why there is no peace. Chaos benefits them. I mean think about it, why in the world would a dictator want a Democracy to flourish right next door? But Kerry somehow believes in his twisted logic that talking with them will get them to see the light. Jules again:
Neville Chamberlain famously chose to talk with Adolph Hitler, and believed him when he agreed to peace in 1938. But Chamberlain was big enough a man to admit he was wrong in 1939, and to throw his support behind the winner when war broke out and he was politically beaten.
John Kerry has reversed that tragic historical formula. Politically beaten in 2004 in the midst of a war he supported but then rejected, he is now going to Syria to feel out a dictator’s mood for peace. He wants to hear what Bashir al-Assad’s thoughts are on Lebanon, Hezbollah and Iraq. The White House and State Department say this visit will only lend credibility to a meddling, unreliable dictator who routinely rejects U.S. proposals.[…]Beyond that shallow goal, however, the depth of Kerry’s interest in dealing with murderous dictators was revealed in Cairo last week. He said talking to them is a necessary step to resolving problems in the region. But the Bush administration’s push for democracy “has been counterproductive . . . It’s created turmoil and uncertainty.”
Sorry. The turmoil and uncertainty were not created by giving people the opportunity to freely express their political will for the first time. It was created by dictators, mullahs and terrorists who do not care to see a free, modern state emerge in their midst. It was created by the people whose suggestions for changing the various equations in the region Kerry is seeking out.
Just as 35 years ago, Kerry sought to advance his career by abandoning Vietnam to murderous communists, he now wants to throw Iraq to the wolves. Like a disaster-seeking missile aimed at the wrong side of history.
Kerry, Murtha, Pelosi, and Kennedy. All peas in a pod when it comes to throwing Iraq to the wolves. Who cares about the millions who would die under a terrorist state if we left too early. They didn’t care when we left the millions of Vietnamese to their fate making the sacrifices made by our troops a waste. Now they want it done all over again.
The poster children for the Democrat party…..how sad.