Gov. Richardson like many liberals in the world cannot admit that there is anything that is possibly good going on in Iraq. Progress reports…significant progress reports, are all over the news. If a little blog like libNOT.com can read about progress, why can’t a big shot like Gov. Richardson see what is so obvious….that’s why libNOT.com poses the question in the title of this post, A Fool?
We don’t care if you have an (R) or (D) after your name, if all that’s on your mind is power, control and saying what is politically expedient for the moment…we’ll call you on it. How about some honesty from these awful politicians…how about not saying what you think is what the electorate wants to hear? Say what’s really on your mind.
You all look like a bunch of fools and the American people are not buying what you’re selling.
CNSNews.com has written a piece about the interview that George Stephanopoulos conducted on his show, “This Week” on Sunday. Comments like, “Progress shouldn’t be measured by casualty counts, body counts,….” Richardson contended that real progress in Iraq is dependent on a U.S. withdrawal from that country. “What I believe, George, is that all of this talk about casualty counts going down, that is wrong,” said Richardson.
Is this man running for President, Vice President or the City Council in Albuquerque? The Governor of New Mexico is laughable.
Please read this article by Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews.com Editor in Chief -
Democrat Says Declining Casualties in Iraq is Not Progress
(CNSNews.com) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democratic presidential candidate, said Sunday that the decline in U.S. casualties in Iraq — which has accompanied the increase in U.S. troops in that country — is not a sign of progress.
“Progress shouldn’t be measured by casualty counts, body counts,” Richardson told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”
Stephanopoulos pressed Richardson on the issue, confronting him with points made earlier in the program by Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a Republican presidential candidate, who has been a leading defender of the troop-surge policy that President Bush has pursued since the beginning of the year.
“But governor,” said Stephanopoulos, “do you concede that we have seen real progress in bringing down the violence? We do see refugees returning home, and you heard Senator McCain say that we are beginning to see reconciliation at the local level even though they are still in transition at the federal level.”
“Violence … ebbs and flows, George,” answered Richardson. “I believe that no American death is worthy of saying body counts have gone down. Forty died in October. Sixty-five percent of the Iraqi people in a recent poll say it is okay to shoot at an American soldier.
How about some positive news about the surge:
Stories like the following link go on every day in Iraq:
This little web site that you are reading right now has dozens of examples of Surge Progress throughout Iraq contained within it’s pages. When people like Mr. Richardson say the moronic things that he says….one must wonder what he’s mixing in his kool-aid.
“Until we withdraw all our forces, the political reconciliation that we all want — a multinational peacekeeping force, a donor conference, the three groups in Iraq, the Sunni, the Shia, and the Kurds coming together, a unification of the country — is not going to happen.”
Richardson contended that real progress in Iraq is dependent on a U.S. withdrawal from that country. “What I believe, George, is that all of this talk about casualty counts going down, that is wrong,” said Richardson.
“That is not how you measure progress. You measure progress by: Is there movement toward political compromise? The answer is no. Is there movement towards a division of oil revenues? No. Is there movement toward regional stability, with Iran and Syria perhaps participating in a constructive way? The answer is no.
“The best way to achieve a political solution in Iraq,” he said, “is to withdraw our forces.”