February 1, 2005

Iraqi President: American Withdrawal "Nonsense"

In a slap at the Democratic leadership that has screeched about "exit strategies" after Sunday's historic victory for democracy, the Iraqi president proclaimed talk of withdrawing American troops "nonsense" and a recipe for disaster in the region:

Iraq's interim president said Tuesday it would be "complete nonsense" to ask U.S. and other foreign troops to leave Iraq at this point but some of the 170,000 soldiers could be leaving Iraq by the end of the year.

Ghazi al-Yawer, who had been a strong critic of some aspects of the U.S. military operation in Iraq, said foreign troops should leave only after Iraq's security forces are built up, the security situation has improved and some pockets of terrorists are eliminated.

"It's only complete nonsense to ask the troops to leave in this chaos and this vacuum of power," al-Yawer told reporters.

Perhaps Democrats like Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid, Mark Dayton, and Lynn Woolsey, who took the opportunity to rail about the bad effect American servicemen and servicewomen had on the situation in Iraq, should have talked to the leaders their before opining on the situation. The Iraqis don't like having to rely on foreign troops for their security, it is true, but they also recognize the necessity of it for the short run. Al-Yawer and other politicians also resist the notion of a timetable for an American retreat that will tell terrorists how long to hold out.

Actually, al-Yawer has sharply criticized the American presence in the past, far more than prime minister Ayad Allawi has been willing to do, which makes this statement of common sense somewhat surprising. Al-Yawer even referred to this in his statement, when he spoke of the mistakes made by the Coalition forces in Iraq over the past two years:

He acknowledged that the U.S.-led invasion and the collapse of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship had caused problems in the country.

"Yes, the foreign forces are part of the problem and right now we are trying to have them as part of the solution," al-Yawer said. "Well, getting rid of Saddam is one of the best achievements that the foreign troops had done because we needed this solution.

"But then there were a few mistakes during the war. If you do not work, you don't make mistakes. But if you work, you make mistakes. ... I think all in all it was positive, the contribution of the foreign forces in Iraq," al-Yawer said. "It was worth it."

Statements like these from the people that know demonstrate the lack of insight from which the Democratic leadership suffers, as well as their knee-jerk reaction towards blaming America first. Some have questioned the notion that Ted Kennedy, Mark Dayton, Barbara Boxer, Lynn Woolsey, and others represent the true Democratic leadership, but I didn't see Hillary Clinton on the TV on Sunday making the talk-show circuit. Why not? Because she's smart enough to keep quiet with her new-found centrism; she can't afford to alienate the International ANSWER crowd that fuels the Left by acknowledging democracy's huge victory in Iraq. That would cripple her in the next presidential election primary cycle, even if it would boost her in the general election.

So the leaders that the Democrats choose to make these public statements certainly appear to be leading the party. Harry Reid, after all, is the Senate Minority Leader, and he released his upcoming speech calling for an American withdrawal from Iraq, couched as an "exit strategy" and a firm timetable, instead of waiting until Iraq's security forces can handle the job on their own. Even in the words of an Iraqi leader who has criticized our presence there, the Democrats are spewing nonsense. Too bad they can't recognize it themselves.


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