Ann Coulter's Iraq Strategy
COULTER: I don‘t know. I mean, I‘m not very savvy about PR. What I do know is that it would be a disaster if we pulled out. And maybe we could fight the war a little harder and not keep responding to Amnesty International...
MATTHEWS: More troops?
COULTER: I don‘t think we even need more troops. I think we need to be less worried about civilian casualties.
MATTHEWS: Who should we bomb in ? Iraq
COULTER: The insurgent forces. I mean, we did in
last week hit Taliban. And what do we hear in “The New York Times”? Amnesty is crying because some civilians were hit. Well, that happens in a war, and I‘d rather have their civilians die than our civilians die! Afghanistan
This argument is just a form of misdirection. Miller, Coulter and their ilk will never put the blame for the failure in
Without any coherent government, without sectarian reconciliation, this kind of thing will continue in the power vacuum. The
military is doing everything it can, but it cannot perform miracles. In a country where there is no effective central government, and where the Iraqi security forces are captive to various sectarian impulses and restrained only by the patina of American force, bombings and mass murders will continue. We could stay there twenty years and, without a political solution from within, they would continue. The problem in U.S. is not that Iraq somehow wants to pull out prematurely. It is that there is no credible scenario for improving matters if we continue to plow on. Washington