Saturday, December 02, 2006

The final curtain

The always acerbic James Wolcott has a good post about the denouement in Iraq, including this quotation from Robert Fisk of the British newspaper, the Independent:

About the only truthful statement uttered in Amman yesterday was Bush's remark that "there's a lot of speculation that these reports in Washington mean there's going to be some kind of graceful exit out of Iraq [but] this business about a graceful exit just simply has no realism to it at all." Indeed, it has not. There can be no graceful exit from Iraq, only a terrifying, bloody collapse of military power. The withdrawal of Shia ministers from Maliki's cabinet mirror the withdrawal of Shia ministers from another American-supported administration in Beirut - where the Lebanese fear an equally appalling conflict over which Washington has, in reality, no military or political control. [italics are Spot's]

As if there had been anything graceful about US Middle East policy.

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