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Someone Tell Frank Rich the War Is Not Over


Published on Monday, August 15, 2005 by CommonDreams.org
by Norman Solomon

On Sunday, the New York Times published a piece by Frank Rich under the headline “Someone Tell the President the War Is Over.

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The withdrawl of the US army from Iraq must go forth, and it must be a complete withdrawl, no more pathetic shortcuts.

IRAQ will never be devoid of a military presence for years now, thanks to the fact that the whole country is in dissarray. We need to bring as many of them home as possible, period.

Doug E.

The most frightening thing about the war not being over is that it is being run by Rumsfeld and his sidekicks. The military leaders who had any real skill were toss aside (and as has been circulating in the blogs now includes, General Byrnes who has had the nerve to critisize the new lowered recruiting standards).

I mostly sympathize with Larry Mattlage. He's not involved with any of this, why should he be caught in the middle? I can only imagine how irritated I would be to have a bunch of people camping out in front of my property.

Solomon needs anger management
hes always arguing with everyone. Very devisive for $$$ or publicity for his book. hey solomon go back to your self serving blog

Maybe he argues with everyone but in this particular case he made sense. So...who are you serving?

seems like YOU need some anger management. Does the notion of free speech always upset you like this?

Its not free speech idiot the guy is a hack writing for profit
get a brain

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Solomon needs anger management
hes always arguing with everyone. Very devisive for $$$ or publicity for his book. hey solomon go back to your self serving blog

Frank Rich's proclamation that the war in Iraq is over is certainly premature. As Norman Solomon pointed out in his analogy to Vietnam, after LBJ's speech in 1968, fierce fighting continued, American soldiers were still being killed as well as innocent Vietnamese civilians. How can Rich claim that we are "outta there" when fighting is continuing and bombs are exploding and killing and maiming American soldiers? The administration hasn't even proposed a timetable to withdrawal troops, thereby making his claim that the war is over rather specious. But this can only happen when Bush decides that his strategy has not worked, and our leader has always been quite loath to admit mistakes.

The war is not over by a long shot. Most of the media owners not only want the war to continue until Iraq is a complete puppet of the US, but they want the war expanded to Syria and Iran, just check with Murdock. And how many in the following list of congressmen do you think want to bring the soldiers back from all the bases that the US military has set up throughout the mideast : Gary Akerman (D- N.Y.) 2. Eliot Engle (D- N.Y.) 3. Steve Israel (D- N.Y.) 4. Nita Lowey (D- N.Y.) 5. Jerry Nadler (D- N.Y.) 6. Anthony Weiner (D- N.Y.) 7. Shelley Berkley (D- Nev.) 8. Howard Berman (D- Calif.) 9. Susan Davis (D- Calif.) 10. Bob Filner (D- Calif.) 11. Jane Harman (D- Calif.) 12. Tomas Lantos (D-Calif.) 13. Adam Schiff (D- Calif.) 14. Brad Sherman (D- Calif.) 15. Howard Waxman (D- Calif.) 16. Eric Cantor (R- Va.) 17. Ben Cardin (D- Md.) 18. Peter Deutsch (D- Fla.) 19. Robert Wexler (D- Fla.) 20. Rahm Emanuel (D- Ill.) 21. Jan Schakowsky (D- Ill.) 22. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) 23. Martin Frost (D-Texas) 24. Sander Levin (D- Mich.) 25. Steve Rothman (D- N.J.) 26. Steve Sanders (Ind- Vt.) ?

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