It is November…

November 3, 2007 at 10:42 am | Posted in Bush Administration, Iraq | 1 Comment

…where is the Iraqi government to take control of Iraq as Bush promised in January?

A successful strategy for Iraq goes beyond military operations. Ordinary Iraqi citizens must see that military operations are accompanied by visible improvements in their neighborhoods and communities. So America will hold the Iraqi government to the benchmarks it has announced.

To establish its authority, the Iraqi government plans to take responsibility for security in all of Iraq’s provinces by November. To give every Iraqi citizen a stake in the country’s economy, Iraq will pass legislation to share oil revenues among all Iraqis. To show that it is committed to delivering a better life, the Iraqi government will spend $10 billion of its own money on reconstruction and infrastructure projects that will create new jobs. To empower local leaders, Iraqis plan to hold provincial elections later this year. And to allow more Iraqis to re-enter their nation’s political life, the government will reform de-Baathification laws, and establish a fair process for considering amendments to Iraq’s constitution.

None of this has been accomplished. As such, the surge is a failure. Because in the end, no matter how much you stop the violence, if there is no political reconciliation, there is no peace and prosperity in Iraq.

Advertisements

1 Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

  1. […] is a Grand Failure Absolutely nothing on the political front. And to remind everybody, Bush himself said: A successful strategy for Iraq goes beyond military operations. Ordinary Iraqi citizens must see […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: