Friday, December 01, 2006

Oh Yeah! We’re Outta Iraq…It’s For Sure!

How do we know it’s a done deal? Two days ago Bush said, “There’s one thing I’m not going to do: I’m not going to pull the troops off the battlefield before the mission is complete.” Yesterday, Bush said, “I know there’s a lot of speculation that these reports in Washington mean there’s going to be some kind of graceful exit out of Iraq…this business about a graceful exit just simply has no realism to it whatsoever.” We know we’re out of Iraq because: 1. Bush always lies. 2. The report from the Iraq Study Group confirms that success in Iraq is not possible. This morning, the New York Times quoted an expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict who weighed-in on the Iraq Study Group report. “What the Baker group appears to have done is try to change the direction of the political momentum on Iraq,” said Stephen P. Cohen, a scholar at the Israel Policy Forum. “They have made clear that there isn’t a scenario for a democratic Iraq, at least for a very long time. They have called into question the logic of a lengthy American presence. And once you’ve done that, what is the case for Americans dying in order to have this end slowly?” Bush’s main interest is in saving face because he cannot admit he was wrong. Saving the lives of US soldiers in Iraq is of no importance whatsoever to our president. He is claiming we have to stay in Iraq only because he has claimed we have to stay in Iraq. Bush has convinced himself that he and the White House fascists invaded Iraq to bring democracy to the Iraqis. He has totally excised from his memory banks the fact that he and the neocons attacked Iraq in order to initiate their grand plan for ruling the Middle East and its oil. Everyone except Bush sycophants have admitted Iraq is in a full-blown civil war. Everyone except Bush sycophants have admitted the US has to enter into diplomatic talks with Iran and Syria. Everyone except Bush sycophants have admitted our soldiers have to be pulled out of Iraq. The ISG was brought in to talk sense to a madman, knowing, of course that they would fail. The ISG’s problem is the same problem Congress and US policy makers have. If they vociferously and publicly oppose the president of the United States, then he will be exposed as delusional and insane and it could have worldwide economic ramifications. Will these politicians and corporate leaders be willing to keep the charade going for two years, just to let George W. Bush and the Republican Party save face? If they don’t blow the whistle, more US soldiers will die in Iraq’s civil war and the entire US nation could rise up in revolt. If they do stop this travesty, how do they do it? Bush has rejected the ISG’s proposal for a graceful exit. No, he says. No graceful exit. I am right. We stay until I am victorious. Apparently, the policy makers have decided they can have it both ways. If a scapegoat (Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki) can be blamed for the terrible outcome in Iraq, the US can get out and still claim George W. Bush was right but unfortunately, it was Iraq that was wrong. So. We’re getting out of Iraq. The last question to be answered is: Will we get out before the 2008 election or the day after?

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