April 8th, 2008 by Speaker Pelosi
It is clear from today’s testimony by General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker that the Iraqi government remains unwilling or unable to take the steps necessary to reach the political reconciliation needed to secure their country’s future.
General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker made it official that the Bush Administration will not reduce the number of U.S. troops in Iraq below pre-surge levels. That is not a policy that appropriately reflect the enormous costs of the war in Iraq, nor what the American people want.
The human cost of the war has been enormous, with more than 4,000 lives lost and tens of thousands injured, many of them permanently. The cost to our national security has been immense – our military readiness is stretched thin and our reputation in the world is damaged. And now, the trillion dollar war in Iraq is damaging our economy by taking us deeper into debt.
The Iraqi government is not worthy of the sacrifice of our troops or the cost that the war is having on our readiness and our economy. We need a New Direction in Iraq, but what General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker offered today was many more years of the same.
What strikes me is the willingness to admit this 5 years after voting to authorize the fascist bastards to invade Iraq with bombs blazing.
Beside not being able to speak beyond a 2nd grade level Petraeus could not admit we are screwed because his bosses will not allow it. What we got was a mamby pamby explanation for an illegal war that is bringing this country to the brink of disaster while OBL and the rest laugh their asses off at the pure folly put forth by the USA.
When will the people rise up against this lying goon squad and demand an end to failed policy?
Will they be roaming the streets here in the USA in search for food and water and then realize they have been had?
The dollar is soon to be extinct, null and void, gold will be confiscated as it was during FDR's administration, will they rise up then?
One thing is for sure, the goons that started this whole episode of sorrow will be alive and well fed in their ivory towers while the rest of us are left out in the cold to fend for ourselves.
What will it take?