Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Administration Adopts Libertarian Exit Strategy

Looks like the plan worked! Donald Rumsfeld spoke today about pulling US troops out of Iraq at a fast pace starting next spring. All that's left to do he says is to finish training Iraqi security forces. This is dependent on the insurgency not expanding any further.

So, where have we heard this plan before? From the Libertarian Party! Let's rush to take credit!


Anonymous GregD said...

Not even close. It would be an embarassment to try and claim credit for such a thing.

We say do it now, he says in the spring. We say over 12 months, he says "fast pace."

Once again, I compare the Iraq Exit Strategy to the "Know Your Customer" activity and call IES an embarassing failure.

6:23 PM  
Anonymous nameless said...

Great, let's get someone lobbying to try to get the time-frame advanced to this fall...

12:28 AM  
Anonymous Lenny Zimmermann said...

gregd: Is there anything abou the LP that you are actually happy about? And is IES to "Know Your Customer" and apples to apples comparison?

2:17 PM  
Anonymous GregD said...

Lenny: Yeah, I know it all sounds negative. Currently, no, there is not anything I am happy about with the LP.

In the good old days (pre-Geoff Neale, the destroyer of the party), I was happy about a lot of things (although not everything).

If you want to follow my blog, you can get more of my views. But I intend to publish only one article per day, so it is going to take a long time until I get to the part where I talk about solutions.

Is comparing KYC and IES comparing apples to apples? No.

KYC was something we could be proud of (it didn't alienate members, it united them) and it was such a success that the effort was documented in a book. IES divided this party and alienated members. If it gets documented in a book, it will be in the chapter, "Don't Do This!"

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2:34 PM  
Anonymous David Tomlin said...

The imitation is in the other direction. As critics of IES pointed out as soon as it was posted, IES _is_ the Bush administration's strategy, plus the optimistic predicition of 'success' in a year.

3:14 PM  

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