U.S. invasion was "idiot decision"

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. U.S. invasion was "idiot decision"-Iraq vice president
    25 Jan 2007 13:11:04 GMT
    Source: Reuters

    By Stella Dawson

    DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 was an "idiot decision" and Iraqi troops now need to secure Baghdad to ensure the country's future, Vice-President Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Thursday.

    "Iraq was put under occupation, which was an idiot decision," Mahdi said at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

    Mahdi said the Iraqi government planned to bring troops in to Baghdad from surrounding areas and said it was "a technical question" for the United States to decide whether to deploy more soldiers.

    President George W. Bush plans to send another 21,500 troops to Iraq, a move widely criticised in the United States. On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted against the decision, which is due to go before the Senate next week.

    "If we can win this war in Baghdad then I think we can change the course of events," Mahdi told a panel on the state of affairs in Iraq.

    "As Iraqis, we think we need more (Iraqi) troops in Baghdad, and we are calling for some regiments to come from other parts of the country," he said.

    Mahdi's party, the powerful Shi'ite Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq, was one of the exiled opposition parties consulted by Washington as it planned the invasion.

    Its leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim is a key figure behind the U.S.-backed national unity government.


    Some commentators are concerned that without the support of U.S. troops in Iraq, the already boiling sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shi'ites could break out into ever greater killing sprees.

    Adnan Pachachi, a member of Iraq's parliament and a former acting speaker, said that if the United States could not stay in Iraq, other troops should be drafted in. "If because of domestic pressure in the United States, the U.S. feels it is not possible to continue undertaking this burden, then I think we should consider going to the United Nations and having an international force," said Pachachi.

    "This is a last resort really, otherwise there would be total chaos in the country."

    Bush, who this week pleaded for the United States to give his new Iraq plan a chance, does not have to abide by a Senate resolution if legislators vote against sending more troops.
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  2. If it werent so bloody ridiculous, it would lose its comedic edge.

    "Supreme council for islamic revolution in iraq " was a FOCUS group for policy ???

    Huh? And, precisely which iraqi troops, could be so wonderfull, as to not just join in the sectarian slaughter?

    The kurds?
    This article is absurdist cartoonery, not to suggest, that isn't the basic approach overall.

    I like how they implied the presidential veto there......
  3. PLATO2


    These joint operations in Bagdad will just create more hatred towards coalitions forces and the government. Iraqis don't want democracy, atleast not anytime soon. Any Iraqi who says otherwise is an American puppet.
  4. I was going to say they might want democracy, but im not an iraqi.

    Seriously, the focus on bahdad is NUTS.......if what weve been told is correct, that tikrit and numerous other centres are also battle zones.

    Nobody ever won a war from "holding" a single city.

    No, they havent.......check it out.
  5. zzzz

    Are you a Yank, or do you just get off hazing Yanks?

    This is getting old. Stop hazing unless you have better ideas. I haven't heard any.

  6. I ain't a yank or a reb. I'm an American who believes that Bush is running my country into the ground...

  7. Honestly, without wanting to offend any American nationals here, I still cannot believe GW Bush was voted in.
    The way the republicans take advantage of the flaws in the electoral system is well known but the fact that he got 54% of the vote only 2 years ago still astounds me.
    The guy is an idiot!
    (Who was it that said- 'A country gets the leader they deserve').
    I think this profligate administration run by an idiot SHOULD be a wake up call for many.

    (We in Australia are just as stupid to fall for the lies of the Bush puppet Howard, I might add)
  8. Sam321


    And you are a supporter of America’s enemies. You know damned well that an American strong arm in Iraq will pacify the Iraqis. You are not even a stooge or a fool that helps the enemy, like the dumb Western liberals you feed on. You support America's enemies. Those Iraqis who support America's reconstruction efforts are those who love freedom and hate the oppression of Islamofacism.

  9. Which particular "strong arm" are you refering too?
  10. Cesko


    Anybody who keeps repeating this tired old shit is an idiot. You cannot be a sharp person going at it for such a long time.
    Alex... ZZZ.... are intellectual nitwits.
    #10     Jan 28, 2007