Sunday, April 04, 2004

Transfer of Power 

Senators Joe Biden (D-DE) and Richard Lugar (R-Ind) are openly questioning whether or not we are transferring power to the Iraqis too soon.

Asked whether the transfer of power is coming too soon, Lugar said, "It may be, and I think it's probably time to have that debate."

Yes, considering that the transfer date is less than 90 days away and the situation seems to be worsening, is transferring power the right thing to do, so early? A part of me would love to just hand power over to the Iraqis and get out of Iraq, but that would absolutely destroy any credibility the U.S. has. Unfortunately, we are in it for the long haul. By cutting and running, we will be saying our troops who died or injured, were there for nothing. We've gotten ourselves into a major mess, with nobody to blame but ourselves. The "liberated" Iraq that Bush & Co. said would be greeting us with roses and kisses, has instead greeted us with chaos and a probable Civil War.

I do think it's time to talk about delaying the transfer of power, but the Iraqis who are willing to give us the benefit of the doubt that we are not their for Imperial reasons, may turn against us as well. At that point, do we have any friends?


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