Thursday, January 11, 2007

On pResident Bush in his speech last night that:

He recognized the risks ahead. "Even if our new strategy works exactly as planned, deadly acts of violence will continue and we must expect more Iraqi and American casualties," Bush said in Wednesday's address to the nation. But, he added, "to step back now would force a collapse of the Iraqi government, tear that country apart, and result in mass killings on an unimaginable scale," (emphasis mine)

Uh, excuse me Mr pResident, but in 2003 we went into Iraq on your orders, with the express purpose of forcing the collapse of the Iraqi government. Your "Shock and Awe" campaign tore that country apart and resulted in mass killings on a scale that, unfortunately, is now only too easy to imagine. Along with encouraging torture and chaos, you have done everything that your present position makes possible to ensure that Iraq will not be able to recover from your depradations.

All your slimy, shifting rationalizations fell away when the Iraqi congress yesterday considered a bill that would strip them of their own oil profits for many years to come. The best revenge would be to pass it, and then as soon as the US withdraws(which we will because this is bankrupting us), restructure the government, and repudiate the contracts(signed under duress). Not that I wish for that outcome.

What's interesting to me is that the arrangement that Bush described in his speech last night - the little oil profits left after US interests get done with them will be rationed out to the general populace - smacks of that unholy bugaboo: communism.

So, to review: we busted up that country, unleashed chaos, installed a weak and flawed (semi-communist)government, and now multinational corporate oil interests are swooping in to suck out all the profits.

If it was only your own incompetence at issue, that would be bad enough. However, I see a pattern of depradation and US government sponsored terrorism going back to the American Indian wars and before. The Democratic Party is not pristine in that regard, yet the majority of the US sponsored terrorism has occured under the Republican's watch.

It's time to end it. We have many more important issues that need attention. Grow up and get with it, Mr pResident.

For more snarky goodness, The Rude One has a very fine analysis.


Blogger Frederick said...

How many times have I read posts just like your, just like mine, and said to myself, "how could it have come to this?" This has to stop now.

7:48 PM, January 11, 2007  
Blogger Missouri Mule said...

Wouldn't it have been cool if someone would have hung one of those banners behind him with "Mission Impossible" on it? I got a kick out of that dear in the headlight look. It's been a while since I've see that look.
Although I must admit, he looks mighty fine with all that humble pie smeared all over his little weasel face.

6:34 PM, January 12, 2007  

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