Out of Iraq? I don't quite share the same enthusiasm about the "how"

From Bill in Portland Maine's "Cheers and Jeers, Thursday" edition where, typically, "Cheers and Jeers starts in There's Moresville... [Swoosh!!] RIGHT NOW! [Gong!!]"

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE...

Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers

Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers:

Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers.

Cheers Cheers Cheers! (Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers!)

P.S. Cheers Cheers Cheers!

And just why am I not quite as enthusiastic about the "how" of it? From the NY Times:

Civilians to Take U.S. Lead After Military Leaves Iraq

By October 2011, the State Department will assume responsibility for training the Iraqi police, a task that will largely be carried out by contractors. With no American soldiers to defuse sectarian tensions in northern Iraq, it will be up to American diplomats in two new $100 million outposts to head off potential confrontations between the Iraqi Army and Kurdish pesh merga forces.

To protect the civilians in a country that is still home to insurgents with Al Qaeda and Iranian-backed militias, the State Department is planning to more than double its private security guards, up to as many as 7,000, according to administration officials who disclosed new details of the plan. Defending five fortified compounds across the country, the security contractors would operate radars to warn of enemy rocket attacks, search for roadside bombs, fly reconnaissance drones and even staff quick reaction forces to aid civilians in distress, the officials said.

Emph. mine, aside from the fact that I don't consider MERCENARIES as civilians, we all know just how great the track record of private militaries have been in unethical actions, killing innocents, causing massive waste and fraud with our government money and generally operating outside of any real scrutiny and oversight from Congress.

And the typical idiocy from the slobbering embedded media fools pretending these fortresses that will remain are embassies? Embassies almost always need some protection... But they do not need private armies.

Some of the media coverage featuring Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow from last night.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

[update] One glance at the top of the headlines at AntiWar.com kind of sums up exactly at how I felt about it:

News
Updated August 19, 2010 - 11:36 AM EDT
US Announces Second Fake End to Iraq War
 
  US to Double Mercenary Forces in Iraq After Drawdown
  Wednesday: 25 Iraqis Killed, 33 Wounded
0
No votes yet

Comments

 

 

Wanted: Large Custom Banner

One large vinyl banner in patriotic colors, Red White and Blue with message in large bold letters, Mission Accomplished 2. Must be easy to read from a distance. Will be used outdoors. Must include any necessary hardware to secure properly. 

High profile client with international exposure. Will be seen on television and in national magazines. Serious proposals only. 


to be too funny. People get it. I went over to freewaybloggers blog the other day in the hopes of seeing something just like that but it appears there is less effort to that kind of stuff these days.

Maybe it is time for freeway blogging revival to get the point across?