Hiroshima: urban warfare at its finest
While it may look like the Democrats are coming together in a semblance of uninamity on the subject of bringing our troops home (or "redeploying" them elsewhere in the Middle East) real soon, rumors are popping up all over that the administration may be about to attack Baghdad. Again.
Robert Dreyfus at TomPaine.com raises the possibility that Bush will order another Shock and Awe attack on Baghdad in a last-ditch attempt to win over American voters by his showing that he really really means business in Iraq, and the war on terror is under control.
Of course, if this plan does go forward, the results of the carnage sure to occur (house-to-house fighting, massive civilian casulaties, and the probable leveling of the city) will all be for naught.
Any sane person could reasonably assume that this will backfire bigtime, drawing the righteous condemnation of the rest of the civilized nations on Earth, as well as the undying enmity of the entire Muslim population of the planet (estimated to be about 1.7 billion souls worldwide), as well as most of what's left of any support by sane American citizens.