Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Bush blab

Oh please. I know I shouldn't be whining on this topic at this late stage. But couldn't the past 8 years of Dubya be only a bad dream, from which I can wake and find a country in debt only to those nations who owe us respect as a bastion of human rights?

Your President continued on track this evening, continuing to link 9/11 and the Iraq war by some magical string of logic only he and his oil cronies can hear. "There is only one course of action against them: to defeat them abroad before they attack us at home." Um, George? In life, it is very rare that there is only one course of action. Of course, thanks to the Downing Memo, we know that you didn't consider any other course of action. Rather you made the facts fit the action that you wanted to take.

It is ludicrous that Bush continues to describe the forces in Iraq as "coalition" forces. How uninformed does he think the American people are? OK. Don't answer that.

And we can't set a time table for withdrawal because "it would send the wrong message to the enemy, who would know that all they have to do is to wait us out"? What. So we never withdraw? Or we just never tell the Iraqi people that we're going to withdraw and sneak out in the middle of the night so the enemy won't know? And doesn't this statement also indicate a total dearth of knowledge of the culture we're dealing with. Martyrs don't wait anyone out. They keep on attacking until they're dead. Then they inspire others to die. And so on, and so on.

So Bush answers the question of whether the human sacrifice entailed in this struggle is worth it with a clear and resounding "yes". Guess it's easy for him to say, given whose children are dying and whose are not.

Until tomorrow,


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