Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Why no Exit Strategy? They Never Intended to Exit

We're there for the long haul, gang. Because the Bushies want that oil. Forget early promises of an early withdrawal and a cheap war. Just getting the hell in was all it was ever about.

Condaleeza Rice's comments just the other day that we've made a "generational commitment" to Iraq should be a HUGE surprise to everyone, as they promised a quick war and a short stay. But it reveals for the first time what they've known all along.

We aint leaving.

Recent discoveries of "intelligence" about how this administration was truly motivated to enter the war in Iraq show the sure footedness of their actions, even as their policy was a smoke screen. WMD's? There were none, and arguments to the contrary were squashed. Weapons Inspectors? Useful because they actually became a tool for going to war. One could never prove the Iraqi's weren't towing the line and being honest in aiding the UN teams, and their "attempts at misleading the inspectors" were pounded in the media every day by the administration. Resolution 1441 was not being honored, Hussein was warned, but he defied the UN and he "paid the price".

Except 1441 didn't authorize war, and the weapons inspections were deemed a successful and working tool. In fact, as we now know, the inspectors report said there were no weapons of mass destruction and it is now an accepted fact.

So here we are. Stuck deep in a war against guerrila insurgents, losing honorable men and women of the services every day, unable to use the oil as the fields are damaged and unsafe, and the administration now starting a database of high school students to aid enlistment to the armed services.

And the cost of the war just passed the entire cost for the whole Korean War.

Makes you proud, doesn't it?

The thoughtful blog Hullabaloo points out the endless broadcasting of the BIG LIE (we had to go to war) - and how no one calls Mr. Bush on it. (check out the post "in our faces")

And if you haven't heard of Operation Yellow Elephant yet? You should.


Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

A generation of pain.

6:27 AM, June 23, 2005  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

Current events have done nothing to aid my anger management.

I'm not sure which is more upsetting: the brazen bullshit, or the pacificity with which the bullshit is met.

Karl Rove spoke at the NY State Conservative party's annual dinner
and said that Democrats just don't understand the post-9/11 world.

According to the report: "Rove also denounced Sen. Dick Durbin’s comments comparing interrogation at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to the methods of Nazis and other repressive regimes. He said the statements have been broadcast throughout the Middle East, putting American troops in greater danger. Durbin has since apologized for the remarks."

Hmm. So it's not the illegal war, the occupation, the oasis of comfort and safety inside Baghdad known as the Green Zone.

It's not our troops' complete destruction of their infrastructure, the mishandling and open theft of funds designed for repairing the infrastructure. It's not the widespread graft and corruption engenderd by Halliburton, its subsidiaries, and its cronies.

It's not the daily attacks by terrorist agents who have come to Iraq since its 'liberation' to learn how to become more effective.

It's not the ongoing abuse and torture of detainees. It's not the deaths at the hands of Americans of people who, by the admission of many who are abusing them, are in fact innocent of any wrongdoing.

No. None of those things have put American troops in danger.

All our troubles stem from two sources. First Newsweek, and then Dick Durbin.


Umm--Karl? What part of the post 9/11 world don't I understand?


6:48 AM, June 23, 2005  

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