Thursday, February 15, 2007

Let's talk about wars...

The Dog and Pony show that is the House of Representatives’ Debate on Iraq escalation continues, and now we’re seeing republicans jumping sides and coming out against Bush’s Iraq escalation plan (but NOT the President himself… go figure) in droves.

How many rethugspublicans are going to jump you ask? One particular republican lawmaker stated that the gop house leadership has 50 to 60 republicans on their watch list and are expecting anywhere between 40 and 60 to switch sides by the time the debating ends tomorrow.

Will this actually do anything?

I doubt it.

Let’s be honest, “President” Bush doesn’t listen to anyone but his cadre of cronies (Cheney, Rice, Rove, et al) while blatantly ignoring the will of the American people, the will of Congress, and the will of other world leaders. He wants what he wants, and he doesn’t seem to care how he achieves that… So why would the escalation in Iraq be any different?

(Come to think of it, why should we expect this administration’s dealings with Iran to be any different?? I really need to get back to work on that bomb shelter…)

And while we’re on the subject of failed wars, let me use this space to talk about a speech Bush gave this morning. In the speech, he declared the war in Afghanistan as a success… apparently ignoring the facts that we never caught bin Laden (even though we know for a fact he was there), the Taliban are enjoying a nice resurgence in the country, and the plans we had in mind for the country (ya know, like being able to read a book without fear of retribution) have gone the way of the Dodo.

Because of this, the “President” has released his much-less ballyhooed Afghanistan escalation plan

Let me see if I have this straight… Bush royally fucks-up screws-up the war in Afghanistan by turning his feeble mind and ever-decreasing attention span to erasing his Daddy’s failures, namely Iraq & Saddam Hussein. He does this even though (and there is proof out there) the U.S. not only had the Taliban on the run, but Osama bin Laden and Al Qaida on the run as well.

Fast forward five years… he’s screwed up two wars, Iraq and Afghanistan (the latter being the true “war-on-terror” battleground) and now he’s saying, nee – demanding – that other NATO countries help us out by sending troops to Afghanistan stating in his speech at the American Enterprise Institute

“When our commanders on the ground say to our respective countries ‘We need additional help,’ our NATO countries must provide it.”

They "must" provide it… do you really want to go there Dubya? Saying they “must” provide help? Even your staunchest allies in Europe have washed their hands of you and you’re going to have the audacity to demand they provide troops???

Do you even know who your friends are anymore?

Do you even know what the hell you’re doing anymore??

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