Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Explain This To Me Please:

"I'm going to make you this promise…I'm not going to allow the sacrifice of 2,527 troops who have died in Iraq to be in vain by pulling out before the job is done." I have no idea what that means. And I doubt President Bush knows what it means. He made the dramatic pronouncement to soldiers and their families in Fort Bragg, NC yesterday on the Fourth of July. The actual total of American soldiers who have already died in vain in Iraq is 2,538. And what does getting the job done entail? What does getting the job done mean? When will the job be done? NO ONE in the White House, the entire Bush administration or the GOP has ever spelled out what “victory” in Iraq is. Presumably victory and getting the job done is the same thing. But what has to happen to accomplish it? In September of 2001, the President said he wanted Osama bin Laden “dead or alive”. This was a day after Vice President Dick Cheney said he would “willingly accept bin Laden’s head on a platter”. Six months later, in March 2002 Bush said, "I don't know where he (Osama bin Laden) is. You know, I just don't spend that much time on him. I truly am not that concerned about him." Yesterday Bush told his captive audience, "They administered compassionate medical care to a man (Al-Qaeda’s Abu Musab al-Zarqawi) who showed no compassion to his victims…and when this brutal terrorist took his final breath, one of the last things he saw was the face of an American soldier from Fort Bragg, N.C." It was not reported whether any of the soldiers puked in disgust at such maudlin manipulative nonsense. But why is the Prez even talking about Al-Qaeda’s ringleaders? A news report yesterday said that the unit hunting for Osama bin Laden had been closed down late last year because “Al-Qaeda is no longer as hierarchical as it once was.” Now that there is no Al-Qaeda to speak of, and Osama probably died of natural causes in his cave surrounded by a loving family and loyal followers a year ago, and civil war has already erupted in Iraq, and the people of Iraq are worse off than they were under Saddam, and the Iraqis want us and our murdering raping soldiers out of Iraq, tell me Mr. Jackass-in-Chief: Precisely what is “the job” in Iraq? And exactly what has to occur for it to be “done”?

1 comment:

Democracy Lover said...

What the American people need to realize is that 2,527 troops HAVE ALREADY DIED IN VAIN in Iraq. There deaths and the maiming of thousands more have accomplished and will accomplish nothing whatever to benefit the USA.

It's high time we stopped talking about our brave soldiers defending freedom. They are certainly brave, but they haven't defended freedom in over 50 years and they sure as hell aren't doing it know. It's a hard pill to swallow, but I doubt we'll ever fix the mess this country is in until we do.