Wednesday, May 23, 2007

As war strategy fails, Tiahrt doesn’t get it

It was inevitable that the Fighting in Iraq would spill over to Lebanon. The war in Iraq is like a fire that is out of control. Now organizations are spreading to nearby countries where stability is fragile. There is also fighting in parts of Palestine now.
This is the results of the so called “American Century” that President George Bush’s people believed they could force on the whole Middle-East.
From the BBC

"Thousands flee Lebanon violence
Thousands of people have been fleeing from a refugee camp in northern Lebanon after three days of heavy fighting between troops and Islamist militants.

Palestinian residents of the Nahr al-Bared camp were trapped as troops exchanged fire with Fatah al-Islam fighters holed up in the camp.
Witnesses said many took advantage of a lull in the fighting to leave.
UN head of humanitarian affairs John Holmes appealed to the warring sides to allow aid supplies into the camp.
He said it was outrageous that a relief convoy had been forced to turn back after coming under fire on Tuesday.
There was a reduction in the fighting, although sporadic clashes were reported.
UN aid convoys entered the camp to deliver food and water, but one was forced to leave after shells exploded near its vehicles.
'No power, no food'
Witnesses said that as the fighting lessened, a mass exodus began."

Of course Tiahrt is the same boot licker he always was:

Congressman Todd Tiahrt’s U.S. Capitol Update
January 12, 2007

Discussing Iraq War Strategy with President Bush
On Wednesday, President Bush addressed our nation to discuss the new U.S. strategy in Iraq. I am pleased the President’s plan includes moving Iraqi security forces to the front, with U.S troops serving in a support role. This is something I have been proposing for months and reiterated with the President when I met with him at the White House on Tuesday.
In our meeting, I told the President that I want to bring our troops home as soon as possible. I also told him that when it comes time to kick the doors down, I want that job to be done by Iraqi forces instead of by American troops.
Some Democrat House Members have talked about cutting funds for U.S. troops in Iraq. As a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, I will continue to support our troops by working to see that they receive adequate funding.