Thursday, November 02, 2006

Another One Jumps Ship

Retired Military Officer, Techno-Thriller Novelist, and (Now Former) Iraq War Cheerleader Ralph Peters just said "fuck it" on Iraq :

On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki obeyed Muqtada al-Sadr's command to withdraw U.S. troops from Baghdad's Sadr City. He halted a vital U.S. military operation. It was the third time in less than a month that al-Maliki had sided with the anti-American cleric against our forces.

President Bush insists that we have no conflicts with the al-Maliki government. The president isn't telling the truth — or he himself doesn't support our military's efforts. He can't have it both ways. Bush appears increasingly desperate just to get through the upcoming elections.

I supported the removal of Saddam Hussein. I believed that Arabs deserved a chance to build a rule-of-law democracy in the Middle East. Based upon firsthand experience, I was convinced that the Middle East was so politically, socially, morally and intellectually stagnant that we had to risk intervention — or face generations of terrorism and tumult. I still believe that our removal of Hussein was a noble act.

I only wish the administration had done it competently.

More at the link...

I've read a couple of Peters' novels. They're pretty good. He's apparently also written a bunch of non-fiction.

But I wonder when we'll see the Russian Hooker scene from War in 2020 blasted all over the papers and airwaves?

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