Thursday, January 11, 2007

Hugh Hewitt Pt 2

After his post at his blog last night, he's written a whole article today. His post last night looks, in fact, suspiciously like a rough draft for today's article. He leaves out the bit about how we need to be careful not to criticize the President if we love the troops. He underlines that the Military is apparently going to be unshackled, echoing comments the President made last night.
Many listening tonight will ask why this effort will succeed when previous operations to secure Baghdad did not. . . . In earlier operations, political and sectarian interference prevented Iraqi and American forces from going into neighborhoods that are home to those fueling the sectarian violence. This time, Iraqi and American forces will have a green light to enter those neighborhoods -- and Prime Minister Maliki has pledged that political or sectarian interference will not be tolerated.
That's the president. Let's see how Hewitt interprets that.
Supporters of the war at home heard what they have long hoped to hear: The rules of engagement are changing.
Yep. Up until the American military in Iraqi has been handcuffed to a policy of being wusses and avoiding taking the steps we need to take if we are going to win this war. Now they are going to be able to take the fight to the enemy. They will have a green light to pursue victory.

But wait, who handcuffed our military before now? Who was running around putting up red lights? Who's in charge anyway? Whoever has been keeping our troops from fighting this war to win had better watch out for President Bush - cause he's coming for you, whoever you are. How dare you run this war in such a bad way, creating rules of engagement that hamper our troops! Thank goodness President Bush is standing up to you, whoever you are.

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