Archive for August 6th, 2007


Military Gains, Political Strains

August 6, 2007

I happened to notice a couple of interesting headlines that were caught in my RSS feeds…

Analysis: Military Shows Gains in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) – AP Video The new U.S. military strategy in Iraq, unveiled six months ago to little acclaim, is working. In two weeks of observing the U.S. military on the ground and interviewing commanders, strategists and intelligence officers, it’s apparent that the war has entered a new phase in its fifth year.


Iraqi political crisis grows

BAGHDAD – Iraq’s political crisis worsened Monday as five more ministers announced a boycott of Cabinet meetings — leaving the embattled prime minister’s unity government with no members affiliated with Sunni political factions.

Is this the current situation in Iraq in a nutshell?  Lame metaphor time…

Do you ever get the feeling that we’re paying for the most expensive babysitters in history who are watching some rowdy kids whose parents might not ever come home?