Another Bush Failure
Could we lose the Occupation of Iraq? The CIA guestimates there are 50,000 insurgents willing to fight to free their country, from our troops.
"For every mujahadeen killed or hauled off by Soviet troops in Afghanistan, a revenge group of perhaps half a dozen members of his family took up arms. Sadly, this same rule probably applies in Iraq."
Looks like Mr Bush got his Vietnam. And so did our loyal troops, sad to say. But at least there is talk of getting the Iraqi people in control of their own country, I'm guessing sooner rather than later. But her's what Col. David Hackworth has to say about just who our government empowers there:
But that's only if we don't empower yet another world-class serial killer, and then in a decade or two have to spend still more precious American lives making another regime change in a country that's already paid too hard a price.
Just as Andrew Card said about starting the rush to attack Iraq, "From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August" you probably don't flush a failed product that cost many lives both American and Iraqi, as well as the respect of the international community too close to an election.
How will the Republican Party and Corporate media spin Bush and companies' illogic war?
The strategy will involve the dismissal of Democrats as the party of "protests, pessimism and political hate speech," Ed Gillespie, Republican National Committee chairman, wrote in a recent memo to party officials -- a move designed to shift attention toward Bush's broader foreign policy objectives rather than the accounts of bloodshed. Republicans hope to convince voters that Democrats are too indecisive and faint-hearted -- and perhaps unpatriotic -- to protect US interests, arguing that inaction during the Clinton years led to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001
link gleaned from BC.
Get the facts out. Democracy's survival depends on it.
Over at 18 1/2 Minute Gap found this parable, a must read as we consider the 2004 election.
Unless you are a Kucinich supporter and you already understand...
While writing about Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his Halliburton/ DC connections I forgot to mention that Bill Frist's Security Specialist had met with the newly arrested Russian fraud and tax evasion Billionaire. We outed him as being an advisor to the Carlyle Group two days before the Washington Post did. What stirred the memory of the Frist omission though was this excellent and informative article at And Then: Late Night with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Give it a read...