Comments: Spencer Ackerman On Bush Plans For Permanent Occupation

Is this anything more than the last desperate throes of a failing regime? If agreements were binding, we wouldn't need treaties. Rule of law, and all that.

And this "agreement", once it is even slightly undone, stays undone. How does Maliki retain power without us to help him out?

Posted by dr2chase at March 27, 2008 11:37 AM

We could have won in Vietnam if George Bush had been President.

Posted by buermann at March 27, 2008 02:01 PM

buermann: Well, maybe not won, but at least we'd still be trying!

Posted by John Caruso at March 27, 2008 02:55 PM

This also lets congress and the Dems off the hook for continuing the occupation of Iraq if a Democrat gains the Whitehouse and if the Dems retain a majority in congress “Bush made us do it”. Clearly Obama wishes to continue with this stupid war on terror shifting the troops wherever his little heart desires such as to Afghanistan or even into Pakistan if he becomes president. How convenient for the Dems that people keep making excuses for them. And so it goes an endless parade of wars and imperialism on into infinity with an equally endless parade of excuses.

Posted by rob payne at March 27, 2008 03:34 PM

The Iraqis WILL show us the door in much the same manner as the Vietnamese did on April 25,1975. (they are pointing the way today). I must throughly AGREE with rob payne as WE still have Iran, Pakistan, Nigeria, and, of course, South America. (Canada???)

Posted by Mike Meyer at March 27, 2008 04:06 PM