Sunday, August 05, 2007

Frogs Enjoy the Watergarden

Open Letter to Time Magazine

In your recent Commentary: Nostra Culpa by Michael Kinsley, he dumps the blame for the Iraq war firmly on the American People. Tells us to stfu and get over it.

I'm sorry, I cannot let that pass. The reason that the polls were 70% at the start of the war was because the President and the VP and the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Advisor were all systematically lying to the American People in order to get us to approve of the war they already wanted in January of 2000. This is the Bush/Cheney/Powell/Rummy/Condi/Abu Gonzales Iraq war, and they cannot pass the buck to us. Secrecy is a double edged sword. If they want to slink around in the shadows, lying and prevaricating, and making things up out of whole cloth, then they cannot turn around and say "Hey - you wanted it too". They cannot constantly speak of mushroom clouds, and then say "But, You thought there were WMDs also".

There were plenty of people who knew what a mess this war was going to be, knew how much it would cost us in blood and lives and money and stature - where are their voices now? Why are these Bush apologists still giving us their worthless opinions? I want to hear from some of those people now.

Perhaps, unlike the president and his lap dog generals (he's fired any generals who disagreed with his fancifull ideas about Iraq). Perhaps the ones who were right in the first place would have some idea of how to go forward. I don't see any ideas on the republican side of the aisle.

Thank you
SB Gypsy


Blogger enigma4ever said...

right on...the letter is right...every word...

11:15 PM, August 04, 2007  
Blogger isabelita said...

Absofuckinglutely. All the hot air over being careful about pulling out of Iraq too soon, etc., is and always has been for nothing. AS far as where are the voices in opposition to this one you cite, well, they don't have the position in the media circus that htis asshole does. We are out here, anonymous, powerless outraged people, and have no way of broadcasting the truth, rather than more versions of the initial lies.

1:13 PM, August 05, 2007  
Blogger sumo said...

I agree also. It's a travesty what they are trying to turn around on us who knew better all along. Cretins!

3:01 AM, August 06, 2007  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Excellent letter, sbgypsy. I can't believe anyone in their right mind would place the blame anywhere other than where it squarely belongs: Up the Cheney of command, so to speak. Yikes, Michael Kinsley needs to stfu.

12:01 PM, August 06, 2007  
Blogger Cardozo said...

I think its worth remembering that Democrats controlled the Senate when the war powers resolution that doomed us was passed in September, 2002.

The whole country was scared, bloodthirsty, and easily manipulated.

Advocates for restraint, dialogue, compromise, and diplomacy need to do the daily work of building a proactive movement. Continuing to lash out angrily at the Bush administration is, I think - at this late stage and considering our own gullibility - a distraction from that goal.

Thanks for the intriguing post!

11:58 AM, August 10, 2007  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

Here Here...righton again...I came back and somehow just reading this again makes me feel better...

7:41 PM, August 11, 2007  

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