Wednesday, January 10, 2007

More late night commentary

Remember the Iraq Study Group? Remember how the major recommendation contained in their report was to engage Syria and Iran diplomatically, free of "preconditions" -- read: ignore Iran's nuclear program -- so that these countries will try to stem the sectarian violence in Iraq? Well, here's what Bush said earlier this evening:

Succeeding in Iraq also requires defending its territorial integrity and stabilizing the region in the face of extremist challenge. This begins with addressing Iran and Syria. These two regimes are allowing terrorists and insurgents to use their territory to move in and out of Iraq. Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops. We will disrupt the attacks on our forces. We will interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria. And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq.

So I guess diplomatic engagement is off. Interruption and disruption, however, is now official policy.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s that “And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq” that worries me.... A sense of deja vu – like when El Baradei spoke at the UN after Powell on the forged documents – and wondering if this wasn’t the most significant line in the speech. -- Big Daddy

5:00 AM  
Anonymous Jimmimoose said...

I quit

8:59 AM  

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