Saturday, June 9, 2007

U.S. Arming Former Saddam Loyalists

"U.S. forces have begun arming nationalist guerrillas and former Saddam Hussein loyalists -- and coordinating tactics -- in a marriage of convenience against al Qaeda radicals in one of Iraq's most violent provinces, senior U.S. commanders tell CNN." (emphasis mine)

Rift seen in Iraq insurgency -- some groups reject al Qaeda -

What the hell? I don't even know where to start. Should I start by attacking the hypocracy of the Neo-Cons and their black/white, good vs. evildoer worldview, and their hate of liberals who don't see everyone as an enemy? Maybe I should take an historic approach and show how badly funding guerrilla groups has worked for the U.S. in the past, including funding Osama Bin-Laden fighting against the USSR in Afghanistan. There are just too many options...


Anonymous said...

Are you kidding?

In a post below, you credit Reagan for winning the cold war, now criticize our current efforts.

Reagan was a HUGE sponsor of funding anti-democratic regimes to advance the anticommunist agenda.

TTH said...

For the love of Pete, do you just blindly follow and support anything this guy does, regardless of what he or you have said in the past? Do I really need to remind you of some of your/his (they are inextricable, apparently) past words about these people? The actions taken against them? See my analogy in the Putin story, to understand how silly it is to NOW want to work with them after all the "evildoer" tough talk has failed.