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Crittenden on NYTimes: "Genocide Preferred"

4:12 PM, Jul 9, 2007 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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Jules Crittenden was at his best over the weekend writing on Sunday's Times editorial, which breathlessly declared "It is time for the United States to leave Iraq, without any more delay than the Pentagon needs to organize an orderly exit."

Here's a taste of Crittenden's response, which dissects the editorial piece by piece:

Genocide preferred. NYT should be applauded for its honesty. An outcome that is "even bloodier and more chaotic … further ethnic cleansing, even genocide. Potentially destabilizing refugee flows … power grabs" is better than continuing the path of progress toward eliminating al-Qaeda, exposing and hopefully acting against Iran's influence, training increasingly effective Iraqi troops, working with a nascent democratically elected government in its fits and starts...

If only NYT was running this war from the start. Meanwhile, in the spirit of expecting Turkey and other neighboring countries to be of assistance, I have to remember to buy a scratch ticket today, because I need to pay some bills.

Moving on, NYT acknowledges Iraq's role as a battlefield in the war on terrorism. But because Bush lied, and people died, al-Qaeda is stronger there. Strangely no mention of al-Qaeda being booted out of Anbar, local cooperation vs. al-Qaeda in Diyala and Baghdad.

It is really worth reading the whole thing...excellent take-down.