Прочь через полтора года или через сто лет?

БЛУМИНГТОН, ИНДИАНА – Уинстон Черчиль однажды сказал, что во время войны правда становится настолько ценна, что её необходимо окружать «телохранителями лжи». В рамках предвыборной кампании США – и на сегодняшний день, к сожалению, в самом Ираке – иракскую войну, возможно, не окружают телохранители лжи, но она несомненно собрала обширную свиту полуправд-партизанов, циничного равнодушия и необлачённого в униформу упрямства.

Американские демократы продолжают выступать в пользу окончательного вывода вооружённых сил США из Ирака через полтора года, несмотря на то, что ни один здравомыслящий наблюдатель не поверит в способность вооружённых сил Ирака обеспечить пограничную безопасность и противостоять многочисленным группировкам ополченцев, до сих пор вооружёнными до зубов.

Действительно, демократический план (если его можно так назвать), игнорирует происходящую диверсию против государственных учреждений, которая будет продолжаться до тех пор, пока они не станут достаточно сильными для того, чтобы противостоять подобным махинациям. Более того, настойчивые утверждения Барака Обамы на том, что Ирак никогда не был центральным фронтом войны с терроризмом, являются оскорблением памяти десятков – а возможно и сотен – тысяч мирных жителей Ирака и американских солдат, убитых террористами-смертниками Аль-Каиды с 2003 года. На самом деле, уже в 2004 году террористы рассматривали Ирак как центральное место своей кампании.

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