Just as David Ignatius told us how the generals now have a "new" strategy for Iraq, we get word that whatever the "new" strategy is, it still isn't working.
From Tuesday's San Francisco Chronicle:
A senior U.S. Marine commander said Monday that insurgents loyal to militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had taken over at least five key western Iraqi towns on the border with Syria and were forcing local residents to flee…
Two weeks ago, Marine spokesmen denied initial reports that insurgents had taken control of the area…
We have no reason to believe anything we hear about the war in Iraq or anywhere else that we hear from any source in our government.
Mentally challenged Lynndie England has been convicted on six counts connected with the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal, and faces up to ten years in prison.
Alberto Gonzales, Donald Rumsfeld, and General Geoffrey Miller, chief architects of the "torture culture," have yet to face charges of anything.
Richard Cheney and John Bolton, key players in the Iraq "intelligence cook off," still hold offices of nearly unimaginable power.
Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, former operational commander of forces in Iraq who signed a memorandum that authorized 12 torture techniques that exceeded guidelines of the Army's Field Manua, was cleared of any "wrongdoing" by an Army inquiry.
This Iraq war has been a continuous cycle of hoax-debacle-cover up. Only a nation of lemmings would continue to support it indefinitely.
Get the constitution ratified, hold the elections, bring the troops home.