Video: Obama to bring hope, change to Iraq by abandoning it immediately

posted at 3:19 pm on January 29, 2008 by Allahpundit

Fast-forward to 1:28 for a preview of what the Healing will look like in policy terms. On tap for Iraq? A massive security vacuum. For Afghanistan? A security build-up, sure to be popular with the leftist base. It’s a quirk of Iraqi and Afghan cultures, I guess, that the latter, like Bosnia, does best within a traditional occupation model while the former tends to flourish from being returned very suddenly to a quasi-Hobbesian state of nature.

Or maybe it’s not a question of culture or strategy at all but a simple function of each war’s respective popularity, with an abject abandonment of Iraq dressed up as some virtuous form of “benign neglect.” Too cynical to believe about a guy who has a “treasured covenant” with Ted Kennedy? Maybe. But I’ve got a funny feeling that if the Afghan “quagmire” drags on until 2010 or 2011, we may yet find out that getting the hell out of dodge ASAP is the surest way to reconcile Karzai and the Taliban, too.

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Could you see this guy…or any democrat, save for Liebermann, coming to terms with and ordering a dday invasion in June 1944?

Hate to tell you, but one did.

SouthernDem on January 29, 2008 at 8:34 PM

Could you see this guy…or any democrat, save for Liebermann, coming to terms with and ordering a dday invasion in June 1944?

Hate to tell you, but one did.

SouthernDem on January 29, 2008 at 8:34 PM

I think that’s a reference to Dems of today, and not of FDR and Truman’s era…

eanax on January 29, 2008 at 8:48 PM

eanax on January 29, 2008 at 8:48 PM

I know, I was just being a smarty pants.

SouthernDem on January 29, 2008 at 8:58 PM

Well, nice to see he’s done.

LtE126 on January 29, 2008 at 10:22 PM

The whole time I was listening to BO’s little missive, I kept picturing hippos propelling dung with their tails.

What
A
Pantload

Wingo on January 29, 2008 at 10:48 PM

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