Sunday, June 19, 2005

The new official line... 

I don’t like to post about all the ridiculous utterances of Bush as that would quickly consume the blog - and this blog is not about George Bush. However, some of what he said in his radio address yesterday showed how the situation in Iraq is starting to become unhinged:

We went to war because we were attacked, and we are at war today because there are still people out there who want to harm our country and hurt our citizens.

Iraq attacked the U.S ?!?!?! So we are back to the total BS stage of the justification of the war. What Bush is referring to are the attacks of September 11. And these attacks were used as justification for the original invasion of Iraq. But once it was shown there were no links between Iraq and Al-Qaeda the government quickly backtracked and denied ever having used that as part of the original justification of the war. Well now they are back to using that as justification again. Apparently when things go badly the justifications come full circle.

Some may disagree with my decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power, but all of us can agree that the world's terrorists have now made Iraq a central front in the war on terror.

Actually, I thought the U.S. did that by invading Iraq. Further, people who attack U.S. troops and shoot down U.S. helicopters are terrorists? That would be an interesting concept. I guess contrary to what millions of young Americans are taught the Minutemen at Lexington and Concorde were terrorists.

Our troops are fighting these terrorists in Iraq so you will not have to face them here at home.

Yeah sure. And if U.S. troops weren’t in Vietnam they were going to have to fight the Vietcong in Los Angeles. Wonder how many times people will buy that nonsense. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

This mission isn't easy, and it will not be accomplished overnight. We're fighting a ruthless enemy that relishes the killing of innocent men, women, and children

Funny, but it was my understanding that the mission was accomplished already. Any ideas what I could have gotten that impression from?


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