One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed... Mr. Reuel Marc Gerecht backed the American intervention. He now speaks of the bombing of the especially sacred Shiite mosque in Samarra and what that has precipitated in the way of revenge. He concludes that 'the bombing has completely demolished' what was being attempted -- to bring Sunnis into the defense and interior ministries.IT DIDN'T WORK - William F. Buckley, via Yahoo! News
Our mission has failed because Iraqi animosities have proved uncontainable by an invading army of 130,000 Americans. The great human reserves that call for civil life haven't proved strong enough. No doubt they are latently there, but they have not been able to contend against the ice men who move about in the shadows with bombs and grenades and pistols.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson