這是甚麼一回事的伊拉克政策?


拉姆斯菲爾德(左)會見阿拉維(右)時稱,美國「或會」提早撤軍。(法新社)

有時看美國高層官員的言論,實在令人不能不想到「啼笑皆非」這四個字。正在美國訪問的伊拉克臨時政府總理阿拉維,周四與美國總統布殊見面及會見記者時,表示伊拉克「大部分地區不受暴力浪潮影響」,還稱伊拉克明年一月原訂舉行的大選「將如期舉行」,怎料布殊表示,他正考慮在伊拉克大選前,派更多軍隊到伊拉克維持局勢,更稱現時撤軍,就是背叛及出賣朋友云云。

好了,還以為布殊的伊拉克政策仍是為勢所迫(=維持美國/布殊面子),盡力「保住」伊拉克局勢,以免自己在十一月大選時敗給克里時,他的新保守派盟友、鷹派代表之一、國防部長拉姆斯菲爾德,卻在今天(周五)會見阿拉維時,竟表示美國「或會」在伊拉克回復和平前撤軍,他的言論也驚人得很:「若有人以為,美軍要在伊拉克達致和平後才撤走的話,那時十分不智的,因為伊拉克從沒有穩定及完美,將來也有可能不是。」(”Any implication that that place has to be peaceful and perfect before we can reduce coalition and U.S. forces, I think, would obviously be unwise, because it’s never been peaceful and perfect and it isn’t likely to be.”)很明顯,拉姆斯菲爾德給了布殊一記耳光。

這邊廂鷹派放了言,那邊廂到鴿派回擊。美國副國務卿阿米蒂奇在拉氏發言後,對記者說明年伊拉克的大選,必須「公平、透明」,也需向所有伊拉克人開放(”We’re going to have an election that is free and open and that has to be open to all citizens. It’s got to be our best effort to get it into troubled areas as well.”)--然而拉姆斯菲爾德在周四及周五多次表示,伊拉克現時局勢太混亂,明年的大選,有可能不在受暴力浪潮影響的地方舉行。

主管美國國防及外交政策的高官,再加上一個三軍總司令,說的東西反反覆覆、互相矛盾,真令人不禁問:究竟美國的伊拉克政策,是甚麼的一回事?看來在美國政府高層,連一個清晰的伊拉克政策也沒有呢。較早前英國《每日電訊報》稱,英揆貝理雅在伊拉克戰爭前被告知,美國未有一個戰後的伊拉克政策,現時看來,真的是所言非虛!

3 Responses to “這是甚麼一回事的伊拉克政策?”


  • What makes you think that Bush knows what he is doing? The funny thing is that a lot of Americans think he does!

    Fools!

  • you haven’t heard about this? perhaps mr. rumsfeld just discovered some unkwown unknowns.

  • I should clarify that in my previous comment, “Fools” refer to a lot of Americans (my wife included) who believe the Bush II administration has done and could do no wrong.

    I am agonizing at the thought of another four years of Bush.

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