Embassy Meets Helicopters

Sidney Blumenthal:

Deep within the bowels of the Pentagon, policy planners are conducting secret meetings to discuss what to do in the worst-case scenario in Iraq about a year from today if and when President Bush’s escalation of more than 20,000 troops fails, a participant in those discussions told me. None of those who are taking part in these exercises, shielded from the public view and the immediate scrutiny of the White House, believes that the so-called surge will succeed. On the contrary, everyone thinks it will not only fail to achieve its aims but also accelerate instability by providing a glaring example of U.S. incapacity and incompetence.

4 thoughts on “Embassy Meets Helicopters

  1. Eli says:

    Why does the Pentagon hate America?

  2. pansypoo says:

    at least the sand in the eyes will keep the vietna…oops, iraqqis from trying to get on board this time.

  3. Jack K. says:

    …I’ve been wondering for some time how many rooftops in the Green Zone will support a Blackhawk’s heft…

  4. mdhatter says:

    “On the contrary, everyone thinks it will not only fail to achieve its aims but also accelerate instability by providing a glaring example of U.S. incapacity and incompetence.”
    Wasn’t that the Bush/Cheney 2004 ticket?

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