Sunday, June 26, 2005
Well, what do you know?
The Sunday Times of London is reporting, from “Iraqi sources”:
After weeks of delicate negotiation…a small group of insurgent commanders apparently came face to face with four American officials seeking to establish a dialogue.
The story describes Washington as “gingerly probing for ways of defusing home-grown Iraqi opposition and of isolating the foreign Islamic militants.”
The Times article generally identified the American negotiators with this paragraph:
The Iraqi sources, who have proved reliable in the past, said the American team included senior military and intelligence officers, a civilian staffer from Congress and a representative of the US embassy in Baghdad.
The article identified an American who “introduced himself as ‘a representative of the Pentagon’ and declared himself ready to…listen to ‘demands and grievances’” and that “any discussion would be relayed to his superiors in Washington.”
Gosh, does steely-eyed Presidential Advisor and wedge driver Karl Rove realize that he’s looking supremely foolish as representatives of his President are “gingerly probing” for ways to offer “therapy and understanding” to people his President describes as, ahem, “terrorists” ?
Is Karl feeling “moderation and restraint”, now, as he surely must be typing up his apology to the Democratic Party?
While I am totally supportive of any measures that reduce the risks to our troops, this morning’s Times of London story coupled with Rove’s increasingly foolish statements from last Wednesday, to me, further indicates a chaotic administration beset with the internal divisions that naturally flow from a dilettante President.
The image for this post can be found at Easy With Eyes Closed.