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NYT To Terrorists: “Hang On A Little Longer”

The New York Times finds endless ways to betray our country and stab our fighting men in the back.

Their latest effort (as of this hour) being today’s anonymously sourced article which (once again) claims that the White House is “debating” when to pull out of Iraq.

Here is how The Times’ propaganda is being reported by their sister terrorist news network Al Jazeera:

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White House ‘debating Iraq pullout’

[Anonymous s]enior US officials have begun debating whether George Bush, the US president, should announce his intention to withdraw US troops from Iraq.

The New York Times reported that Bush had originally been mulling over a September 15 deadline to announce a pullout, when a progress report on Iraq is due to be released.

But the US president’s aides have advised him that he may need to make an announcement sooner ahead of a senate debate on the defence authorisation bill, the report said.

Many Republican senators have recently announced they can no longer support Bush’s Iraq strategy and have demanded change.

As a result, the paper reported some [anonymous] aides are now telling Bush that if he wants to forestall more defections, it would be wiser to announce plans for a far more narrowly defined mission for US troops that would allow for a staged pullback…

But they also said that Rove had warned that if Bush went too far in announcing a redeployment, the result could include a further cascade of defections – and the passage of legislation that would force a withdrawal by a specific date, the paper said.

“Everyone’s particularly worried about what happens when McCain [John, a Republican senator] gets back from Iraq,” one [anonymous] official is quoted as saying

McCain’s poor performance in presidential nomination polls, attributed to his position on Iraq, has fuelled speculation that he may declare that the Iraqi government is incapable of reaching the kind of political accommodations that Washington considers necessary for overall success, the New York Times said.

And this is the repercussions it is having in Iraq according to their fellow terrorist supporters at Reuters:

Iraqis warn of civil war if U.S. troops withdraw

By Waleed Ibrahim and Ahmed Rasheed

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi leaders warned on Monday that an early U.S. troop withdrawal could tip Iraq into all-out civil war after the New York Times said debate was growing in the White House over a gradual scaling-down of forces

“This could produce a civil war, partition of the country and a regional war. We might see the country collapse,” Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari, a Kurd, told a news conference when asked about the New York Times report.

Citing [anonymous] administration officials and consultants, the Times said these officials feared the last pillars of political support among Senate Republicans for U.S. President George W. Bush’s Iraq strategy were “collapsing around them.”

It said debate was intensifying over whether Bush should try to prevent more Republican defections by announcing intentions for a gradual pull-out of troops from high-casualty areas…

Iraqi officials said the country’s own security forces were not ready and warned a premature withdrawal of some of the 157,000 American troops could produce a security vacuum.

“We in Iraq believe, not just the government, but all political parties, that the presence of these forces is necessary to prevent increasing violence and to stop the country sliding into civil war,” Sadiq al-Rikabi, a senior adviser to Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, told Reuters…

Bush and his aides thought they could wait to begin talks about any change in strategy until September 15, when the U.S. commander in Iraq and the U.S. ambassador must present a report on Iraq’s security and political progress, the Times said.

But these [anonymous] aides acknowledged it appeared forces were converging against Bush just as the Senate prepares this week to begin what promises to be a contentious debate on the war’s future and financing, the newspaper said…

As a result, the newspaper said, [anonymous] aides are telling Bush that if he wants to forestall more defections, it would be wiser to announce plans for a far more narrowly defined mission for U.S. troops that would allow for a staged pullback.

September 15 looks like an end point for the debate, not a starting point, one administration official told the Times.

“Lots of people are concluding that the president has got to get out ahead of this train,” the [anonymous] official said.

Mind you, all of this is based upon a highly speculative (read phony) story in the New York Times which is based upon anonymous sources.

And never mind that the New York Times has been claiming the White House has been planning a withdraw for months.

And never mind that the New York Times has been declaring Iraq a lost cause for years — even doing so once again yesterday.

Even so, their official declarations of defeat are trumpeted around the world by their comrades in arms, such as France’s AFP:

NY Times calls Iraq a ‘lost cause’

Sun Jul 8

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The New York Times on Sunday called for US troops to leave Iraq now, saying that President George W. Bush’s plan to stabilize the country through military means was a lost cause.

“It is time for the United States to leave Iraq, without any more delay than the Pentagon needs to organize an orderly exit,” the influential daily wrote in a rare, single-issue editorial taking up one-half of an entire news page.

“Like many Americans, we have put off that conclusion, waiting for a sign that President Bush was seriously trying to dig the United States out of the disaster he created by invading Iraq without sufficient cause, in the face of global opposition, and without a plan to stabilize the country afterward.”

But it has since emerged, the Times concluded, that Bush has “neither the vision nor the means to do that.”

“It is frighteningly clear that Mr. Bush’s plan is to stay the course as long as he is president and dump the mess on his successor. Whatever his cause was, it is lost,” the daily opined.

“Continuing to sacrifice the lives and limbs of American soldiers is wrong. The war is sapping the strength of the nation’s alliances and its military forces … It is a betrayal of a world that needs the wise application of American power and principles.”

The editorial concluded: “This country faces a choice. We can go on allowing Mr. Bush to drag out this war without end or purpose. Or we can insist that American troops are withdrawn as quickly and safely as we can manage — with as much effort as possible to stop the chaos from spreading.”

The article by the influential newspaper — the latest sign of increasing public restiveness on Iraq — comes as a growing number of Bush’s formerly loyal Republican backers on the Iraq question have defected and begun calling for US troop withdrawal.

The Times conceded that, as violent at Iraq is, the situation there might turn even deadlier after a withdrawal of US forces.

Still, the daily wrote: “Americans must be equally honest about the fact that keeping troops in Iraq will only make things worse.

“The nation needs a serious discussion, now, about how to accomplish a withdrawal and meet some of the big challenges that will arise.”

The Guardian, a prominent British newspaper, in turn wrote an editorial for its Monday edition touting the Times’ stance as a “notable event.”

“The Times still remains the premier daily newspaper in American life. Its long editorial yesterday calling for US withdrawal from Iraq is therefore a notable event, both reflecting and shaping a US debate which is now coming to a political climax.

“Recent switches by some Republican senators have helped create a sense of momentum that is reflected in the Times editorial,” it said.

“As the Times powerfully argues, withdrawal is no easy option … We in Britain need to have that debate too — not to show how disastrous the Iraq war was, but to show how the world can begin to move beyond it.”

Of course it is long since clear that the avowed mission of the New York Times is to give encouragement to any and all of our country’s enemies any way it can.

And it does so day in and day out.

The facts, our soldiers — and our country — be damned.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 9th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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