Wednesday, November 30, 2005

"National Strategy for Victory in Iraq"

Another speech, another spin. Or as the “Kiss Me Kate” lyrics have it: “Another Op’ning, Another Show In Philly, Boston or Baltimo’, A chance for stage folks to say hello. Another op’ning of another show, Another job, that you hope at last will make your future Forget your past. Another pain where the ulcers grow, Another op’ning of another show.” And Bush’s speechwriters surely hope that finally, his speech today to the Midshipmen in Annapolis will make us forget the past. The strategy is to call the hopeless debacle in Iraq a victory and then to get the hell out. It’s not unlike what we did in Vietnam. “We won!” we said, and then we left. "I want our troops to come home, but I don't want them to come home without having achieved victory," Bush said. Well that’s easy for the geniuses running our country. Just say, “Victory achieved”. Maybe a nice bright red, white and blue “Victory Achieved” banner flying over the White House will convince the world. But then there’s that pain thing. What will make that go away? Jesus Juice…yeah…that’s the ticket.

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