In Just Another Six Months....

by mcjoan

Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 02:21:59 PM PDT

Six months ago today, we were promised yet another turned corner by now....:
BAGHDAD, Iraq Dec 5, 2006 (AP)
The U.S. military expects all of Iraq to be under the control of Iraqi forces by mid-2007, the top American military spokesman in the country said Tuesday.
"We would expect to see the entire country having reached provincial Iraqi control by early fall of next year," Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said at a news conference. "We should see the complete transfer of command and control of all Iraqi army divisions by late spring, early summer."
Al-Maliki, in an interview with ABC the day of the summit, said Iraqi forces would be ready.
"I can tell you that by next June, our forces will take over the security of the country," he said.
It's the "Groundhog Day" war. Iraqi forces are no closer to taking over the security of the country now than they were six months ago, and they sure as hell won't be there in Magical September. So we're all prone to a little procrastination now and then, but isn't it about time we stop kicking the Iraq ball down the road?