August 21, 2007

TRY THAT SHOE ON YOUR OWN FOOT:

Senator Calls for Maliki's Ouster: Levin Urges Iraqis To Replace Leaders (Jonathan Weisman, 8/21/07, Washington Post)

Declaring the government of Iraq "non-functional," the influential chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said yesterday that Iraq's parliament should oust Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his cabinet if they are unable to forge a political compromise with rival factions in a matter of days.

It would be worth the price of admission if Mr. Maliki called for Senator Levin to be replaced since the Democrats have failed to deliver on any of the reforms they promised.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 21, 2007 7:59 AM
Comments

He can't legitimately claim the surge isn't working any more, so in order to bring about defeat in Iraq, he has to be able to claim that the country can't be stabilized politically. If there isn't sufficient political instability, well, then, by gum! we'll call for the PM to be removed--then claim that the fall of the government proves Iraq is unstable and the war is lost.

Posted by: Mike Morley at August 21, 2007 8:57 AM

I wish that potential GOP candidates for the '08 senate race against Levin were making some noise, but sadly no one has made a peep. Regretably, it looks as if he'll win a 5th term.

Posted by: Dave W at August 21, 2007 9:10 AM

Wouldn't it be great if the Democrats were on the side of the USA's interests.

Never mind "What's the Matter With Kansas?" What's the matter with the Democrats?

Posted by: Genecis at August 21, 2007 9:13 AM

BTW OJ, your "sunlight" link above is to Sander Levin, Carl's brother.

Posted by: Dave W at August 21, 2007 9:14 AM

Straight out of the Vietnam playbook, of course.

Posted by: Mike Earl at August 21, 2007 11:24 AM

I read that Levin said something about after being in Iraq for two days, he got the lay of the land. Talk about a quick study!

Posted by: erp at August 22, 2007 8:53 AM
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