Beer Monday: Richardson Loses It On Iraq

Welcome to Monday. The start of a new work week. Time to revolutionize outside the box, shift a few paradigms, and just generally get busy. How ’bout a beer?

Bill Richardson really needs a beer. Or was drinking quite a few prior to ABC’s “This Week”

“Progress shouldn’t be measured by casualty counts, body counts,” Richardson told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”

“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.

“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 further takes the liberal talking point position that only political progress is measurable. Apparently, reduced violence can have no bearing on the ability to have political progress and reconciliation to Billy and the Leftards.

Now, looking at the last exerpted paragraph, it makes me think Richardson has about as much a clue on international relations as Ron Paul. Though, to be fair, at least Richardson would want some sort of force back in to Iraq, unlike Paul, who seems to want to just run home and hide from the world. But what does Richardson think will happen if the US cuts and runs? Does he actually think that a force of blue helmets will be allowed in to Iraq? Does he think they would even go, considering that the level of violence would certainly skyrocket, especially as Iran would attempt to flex its muscles in Iraq? The UN is not doing to well with their peace keeping forces in other countries, specifically ones like The Ivory Coast, and are having gastrointestinal issues at getting “peace keeping” forces in to the Darfur region. And remember how well they did in Rwanda. There are 850,000 Rwandans that we cannot ask to take a poll on how well the UN did.

A conference? Yup, lots of talk talk should solve it. The Shia, Sunni’s, and Kurds have had issues for thousands of years. A yap yap session won’t solve that.

Richardson has delved into la la land. The typical liberal position.

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