I’m tempted to say, “Heckuva job, Bambi”, but even though Obama claimed victory (in “Bush’s war”) and retreated, I don’t know what can be done with these people:
A wave of explosions in Baghdad Thursday killed at least 63 people and wounded 185, authorities say, raising fears about the stability of the country amid political upheaval that threatens to undo Iraq’s government just days after U.S. troops withdrew from the country.
Nine car bombs and six roadside bombs went off and a mortar round was fired in a two-hour period, targeting residential, commercial and government districts in the Iraqi capital, two police officials told CNN.
The seemingly coordinated explosions Thursday struck during the height of morning rush hour, hitting a number of Baghdad’s primarily mixed Sunni-Shiite neighborhoods.
There have been no immediate claims of responsibility, though the attacks resemble previous bombings that have been claimed by both Sunni and Shiite insurgents as well as al Qaeda in Iraq.
Now, I might say we should remain at war with Al Qaeda anywhere, given their aims and their methods of achieving them (unless this is Iran’s doing, whose goals this also serves). But what do I know?
What I would like to know is what all the anti-war types have to say about this:
An investigation into a November airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani troops has found U.S. forces acted in self defense, though poor coordination between the two militaries played a significant factor, according to a Department of Defense statement released early Thursday.
The finding is likely to further erode relations between the United States and Pakistan, which have steadily declined since a secret raid by American commandos that killed Osama bin Laden.
Pakistan’s military has repeatedly insisted the November 26 airstrike near the Afghan border was deliberate, and the Pakistani government ordered the American military to vacate an air base used to launch drone strikes.
The investigation, though, also found there was “inadequate coordination” by U.S. and Pakistani military officials operating at a border coordination center, the statement said.
Among the coordination issues identified in the investigation was a reliance by NATO forces on “incorrect mapping information shared with a Pakistani liaison officer, it said.
“This, coupled with other gaps in information about the activities and placement of units from both sides, contributed to the tragic result,” the statement said.
Unlike CNN, the BBC, among other new organizations, leads with the “inadequate coordination” part of the story.
So my question to the Bush Derangement Syndrome victims (who are never fully cured, but only in remission), how does it feel? You put a mass-murdering war criminal in the White House who has expanded war in some places and surrendered in others? If Shrub had done that, you would be baying for impeachment and a trial at the Hague. What about your guy? Why is Cindy Sheehan the only one among you with any integrity?