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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sunday must-reads

Posted By on Sun, Aug 19, 2007 at 1:06 PM

Washington Post: Unprecedented politicization of the executive branch, the coordination led by Turd Blossom.

New York Times editorial: The clear historic underpinnings for impeachment of Attorney General Al "The Torturer and congressional liar" Gonzales.

New York Times op-ed: 15-month Army veterans of deployment in Iraq -- one now recovering from a bullet wound to the head -- counter the optimistic assessment of Iraq by the fighting keyboardists and chickenhawks and parachuting think-tankers and politicos. If you don't read anything else today, read this.

To believe that Americans, with an occupying force that long ago outlived its reluctant welcome, can win over a recalcitrant local population and win this counterinsurgency is far-fetched. As responsible infantrymen and noncommissioned officers with the 82nd Airborne Division soon heading back home, we are skeptical of recent press coverage portraying the conflict as increasingly manageable and feel it has neglected the mounting civil, political and social unrest we see every day.

Will the testimony of combat soldiers get the same cable TV treatment as that of the Washington semi-liberal think tankers who spent a few days there under heavy protection and proclaimed things on the upswing?


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