Jan 11, 2007

Reading Bush's speech is like reading a high school students vain attempt to bluff his way through a paper he has to write but has no clue as to what he's supposed to write about.

"Failure in Iraq would be a disaster for the United States."* Excuse me but its already a disaster.

"On September the 11, 2001, we saw what a refuge for extremists on the other side of the world could bring to the streets of our own cities. For the safety of our people, America must succeed in Iraq."* Wait a minute, weren't the terrorists living in the United States at the time, and had been doing so for some time. The tragedy of 9/11 did not originate in Iraq.

"These Iraqi forces will operate from local police stations; conducting patrols and setting up checkpoints and going door-to-door to gain the trust of Baghdad residents." Maybe they could sell Avon and Amway products at the same time, providing some of those new jobs to support the new economy?

"The prime minister understands this. Here is what he told his people just last week: "The Baghdad security plan will not provide a safe haven for any outlaws, regardless of [their] sectarian or political affiliation." Well, damn, if only he had said that before!!

"Yet, over time, we can expect to see Iraqi troops chasing down murderers, fewer brazen acts of terror, and growing trust and cooperation from Baghdad's residents." Yep, we're going to turn them into lean mean fighting machines. You think?

"Even if our new strategy works exactly as planned, deadly acts of violence will continue - and we must expect more Iraqi and American casualties." You know Mr. Bush, we, the people, find this unacceptable.

"We can begin by working together to increase the size of the active Army and Marine Corps, so that America has the armed forces we need for the 21st century." Can anybody say 'draft'?

"We go forward with trust that the author of liberty will guide us through these trying hours." He could have at least named the author he was referring to.

God, I hate this man. 20,000 more troops. And the troops that have been there will have their deployment extended another four or five months. The man is insane, Congress is insane, the military advisers are insane. I think they are just going back to the strategies they used for Viet Nam, and saying, "Hey look what we found! This might work!"

My biggest concern is for the troops. Fighting in this land where the enemy is a hidden force and everywhere, and trying their best to stay alive. Then when they do come home, they are racked with guilt, nightmares, and all the other symptoms of PTSD. The government does little or nothing to give them support, so they are left to find what resources they can. The whole thing sickens me. We have no business in the middle east, in a culture so foreign to us, we can't even understand it.

We wanted to impeach Clinton, and evidently did, for having sexual relations with that woman. Here we have an obvious egomaniac in the White House, and nobody cares.

I just don't get it. I think my son assessed this war correctly, when he told his 5 year old son he was going to Iraq so he wouldn't have to go. I hope his wish comes true.

*Bush's new strategy for Iraq speech.


The Future Was Yesterday said...

I think they are just going back to the strategies they used for Viet Nam
Give the smart lady in the front row the blue ribbon!!

"Here. Try this. If it doesn't work, hold another press conference in the morning."

I'm going to guess your Son died because of his personal beliefs - not this stupid piece of camel shit! I can't ever see any child of yours being that stupid.

Brian said...

It's as if Bush just read the summary on the inside of the book jacket, just like I used to. FOrtunately I wised up and Bush just sticks with his elementary education and takes the country down to his level as well.

just me said...

My son was a naval corpsman, and he was good at it. I believed he had the foresight to see that the war in Iraq was going to last a long, long time. He loved his marines, and he not only treated them, but the Iraqi people as well. He was a wonderful young man, and we miss him and think about him everyday. His goal was to become a doctor. Our family will never be the same, just as the 3000+ families will never be the same. He did not die in vain. I will not accept that. He died doing what he felt was right. Giving support to his fellow comrades. His intentions were honorable, and we will never recover from his loss. May his spirit soar, always and forever. And that's all I can say about that.

Mary said...

You say it well. My thoughts exactly.

Your sons spirit is soaring. God bless you.

Anne said...

I liked your feedback to what he said... It is indeed reminiscent of the mess we made in VietNam...
The whole thing is a disaster, and having our troops over there is tragic.

msliberty said...

Came here from TUA's blog.

I am so sorry for the loss of your son. May we end this nightmare so that we don't have to lose one more son or daughter in this nightmare.

Bruno said...

No surprise here, you are right on the beam, again! And once more, I would like someone to explain to me---Why did we lose sight of our 9/11 mission, which, lest I be wrong, was originally Operation Enduring Freedom. Why, and at what point, did it change to Operation Iraqi Freedom? And ain't it amazing that this week, we were reminded that we have troops in Somalia, in yet another spot where you still can't trust the "friendly-forces" to aim in the "correct" direction! Dammit, man! How soon we forget.....!