What are we going to do when the “surge” inevitably fails?
This is the question of the hour.
I think most people already know that it is going to. General Patreus, the new guy in charge, only gave the “surge” a “one out of four” chance of success. That’s only a 25% chance of success, in case you are really bad at math. The military commanders have been saying all along that the solutions to the problems in
The conservatives responsible for this Mess-O-Potamia thought they were going to prove the Marshall Plan was wrong. The conservatives thought that they could rebuild
“By the time the Iraqi people have a say in choosing a government, the key economic decisions about their country's future will have been made by their occupiers.”
The reason the Marshall Plan worked was that it gave money directly to the governments of
The conservatives, in a needlessly partisan attempt to prove the Democrat Truman wrong, thought that by selling off
The largest construction project in
Paul Bremmer came into
In 2004, Al Jazeera reported that the unemployment rate in
The unemployment rate in
If the unemployment rate in
Of course, the US Government says the unemployment rate is only 30%.
In the depths of the Great Depression in
President Hoover was in such fear of a domestic insurgency that he ordered an attack on the Bonus Marchers, veterans of WW1 who were in
That is the plan that the Democrats need to be thinking about now if they want to succeed in 2008. We cannot pull out of
We need to stabilize
The way to attack the insurgency in
The Democrats need to start citing the Marshall Plan openly as one example of how to handle
Of course, in order to get behind this plan, DLC Democrats like Hillary are going to have to abandon the corporatist meme and acknowledge the fact that some socialism can be positive and productive, especially when rebuilding a broken economy.
Once one escapes the conservative, corporatist meme, it opens up all sorts of possibilities to benefit