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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The I'm Not Listening Tour

The nation's voters -- through polls and actual votes in November -- expressed strong support for the notion of getting the US out of Iraq. The Iraq Study Group recommended the US use diplomacy while starting to disengage. Even some Republicans, not to mention generals, are in favor of extricating the nation from that quagmire.

So what's W. going to propose? A "surge" of course.

The man who shrugged off his service, pushed by a man who had "other priorities", is poised to committed thousands of additional men and women to prop up an Iraqi government riven by sectarian strife so deep they generated sympathy for the war criminal when the put a noose around Saddam Hussein's neck.

In addition, Bush is looking to commit billions of dollars for make work jobs for Iraqi citizens to rebuild Baghdad -- while New Orleans continues to struggle to cope with the aftermath of Katrina.

It seems like a grotesque understatement to ask: what's wrong with this picture?

Bush is looking for his "legacy" -- or at the very least the ability to push off the "who lost Iraq" question to his successor in the Oval Office. His call for sacrifice will ring hollow -- as will his claims that we can "win" an unwinnable, brutal civil war.

If George Bush truly believes that Americans must continue to sacrifice for his noble cause, here's a suggestion: how about starting with his daughters?

Isn't it time that Jenna and Barbara Bush stand up for their country and enlist for service in Iraq? Or will they prove that the apple doesn't really fall far from the tree?

I think we all know the answer to that.

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Anonymous That Hippie Chick said...

Excellent. Well-said. I think the fact that Bush is obviously not listening to those who put him into office in the first place is reason enough for impeachment. Don't even get me started on the reasons he should be tried as a war criminal.

January 09, 2007 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Lynne said...

I take exception to one thing:

"In addition, Bush is looking to commit billions of dollars for make work jobs for Iraqi citizens to rebuild Baghdad..."

Not really true...he's committing billions of dollars for foreign contractors in Iraq making 10 times what the few Iraqis they hire for those positions make, with the further difference being that billions have gone missing on top of that.

January 09, 2007 9:13 PM  
Blogger John Steinberg said...

i agree with that hippie chick: very well said--a tough attack on the man who's leading the country on the road to nowhere.

come chck my blog:


January 09, 2007 9:37 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Point well taken Lynne!

January 10, 2007 6:50 AM  

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