"The U.S. military's operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have constrained its ability to tackle other potential conflicts, making any future war more likely to be longer and bloodier, according to America's top general, [Richard Myers]." - Reuters
You know, we Gutless Liberals have been saying since this disaster started that one of the problems with wasting our manpower in Iraq was that it stretched the military thin, and made us less able to deal with REAL threats, and there WERE real threats. Seems sort of obvious: you shouldn't fight fake threats when there are real ones to deal with. But all the right-wingers said that we just didn't know what the hell we were talking about, and Iraq didn't impede our abilities in any way at all.
Well, that's the problem with denying the obvious. The War in Iraq is a DISTRACTION from fighting Al Qaeda. And any sane person would know it.
As an example of the bizarre and morally bankrupt mindset of the Bushians, look at this statement from the General:
"The timelines may have to be extended. And we may have to use additional resources. But that doesn't matter because we're going to be successful in the end," Myers told reporters."
We may be at war for a longer time, and we may wind up having a lot more dead and wounded people, but that doesn't matter.
It "doesn't matter."
Bush, by the way, was asked about this very thing just a week ago, and flat lied:
Bush was asked during an April 28 news conference whether troop commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan were limiting U.S. military options elsewhere in the world. Bush responded that he asked Myers a similar question.
"I say, 'Do you feel that we've limited our capacity to deal with other problems because of our troop levels in Iraq?' And the answer is, 'No,' he doesn't feel we're limited. He feels like we've got plenty of capacity," Bush told reporters.
Liar. He DOES feel we're limited. He just said so.