Yes, it is a quagmire

June 2nd, 2003 – 7:27 pm
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As the so-called intelligence about Iraq’s WMDs looks more and more like a pack of lies, the Bush administration is trying to fall back on that whole “liberating the Iraqi people from Saddam” line that was their back-up reason for invading.

Remember all of the bold promises about bringing democracy and all sorts of other benefits to the Iraqi people? Well, it’s looking like those are going to end up being lies too, as we spend our time standing around while Iraq descends further into anarchy, and the Iraqi people continue to get more and more fed up with us.

Can we be at all surprised that this is happening? We promise them self-rule, but now we’re apparently going to adjust our plans for how that is going to happen. We fail to bring law and order to their streets, while at the same time trying to disarm people who are trying to defend their homes and families. We won’t allow the Red Cross to talk to the POWs we have captured, many of whom have families and friends who wonder what has happened to them. Is it any wonder that some Iraqis decide to kill our soldiers? The Pentagon is trying to portray the resistance as all being Saddam loyalists, but the truth is that many of them are simply Iraqis who don’t want the U.S. occupying their country.

I guess establishing an empire isn’t as easy as some people were led to believe.

Oh, and for more on all of this, be sure to check out Justin Raimondo’s column entitled, appropriately enough, We Were Right.

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