23 June 2005

On Iraq

Several (un-sourced) comments (sorry, I can't find where I heard these):

  • Bush speaking on Iraq pointed out that the nations of the world need to pitch in and do their part, then told the Iraqi people that they need to start being responsible for their own security.
  • Condeleeza Rice reiterated the responsibility of other nations.
  • Promised reconstruction money from other nations is coming very slowly because of the continued lack of stability in Iraq.

It's like Bush and Rice are trying to shift responsibility for success on Iraq and the rest of the world (i.e. anybody but them), and also trying to get their comments in the public record so that they will be remembered as having put out a warning (it's not their fault if it's not heeded).

[ posted by sstrader on 23 June 2005 at 1:40:13 PM in Politics ]