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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Time to Re-post This

I put up this post a few weeks ago. In light of the President’s BS speech and the Dem response and everything that I have heard while flipping through CSPAN – it is time to post this again.

I hope to have time to write a new post later. For now, this needs to be said again.

The Iraqi people did not ask for us to come in and destroy their Country. They did not ask for us to bomb their schools, block routes for food, turn every one of their streets into a shooting gallery.

“It is time for the Iraqi’s to take responsibility for their Country.” is a truly disgusting frame. It might be time for the Iraqi politicians to make some difficult decisions - but we do not listen to what they decide anyway, so why does it matter?!

They did not ask for this. This President did this to them. The Congress allowed it. Now our Government needs to step up and take responsibility for the Country that they have destroyed.

A 20,000 troop surge is not the answer. This is the easy answer for this Administration to continue this conflict long enough for the next Administration to clean it up.

I am disgusted and ashamed.

Anything Short of Reparations is Not Enough!

I am sickened, terribly, by the new frame of the US occupation of Iraq.

According to corporate media, some Democratic Leaders, many Republican Leaders and the Bush Administration it is the Iraqi’s fault that things are so devastatingly horrible in Iraq.

Iraq is a proud Nation of 26 million people, none of whom asked that we come in and destroy their country. None of whom asked that we murder, or cause the murder, of 655,000 of their citizens. None of the 1.5 million displaced Iraqis asked to be refugees.

They did not ask for any of this to be done to them and now, because of the clusterfuck that we have caused, the only way for this Administration to attempt to save face is to blame the Iraqis. (Remember, this is the “personal responsibility” president, yet I have never witnessed him taking responsibility for anything.)

Bush claims that the US will leave Iraq if the Iraqi government asks us to. This has been stated before, back in 2004, that we would leave if the Iraqi government asked us to.

The government has asked for a timetable for withdrawal, over a year ago, this was not honored. They asked for a timetable because unfortunately, the Iraqi Parliament cannot yet ask us to leave. I suspect that Bush is aware of this, or he would not have made that statement.

He said that we would leave when the Iraqi “government” asked us to leave, not the Iraqi “people.” He did not say the Iraqi people because he knows that the Iraqi people want us out of Iraq.

The Iraqi people want us out of Iraq.

The Iraqi people want us out of Iraq.

The Iraqi people want us out of Iraq.

The Iraqi people want us out of Iraq.

The Iraqi people have wanted us out since Sadaam was overthrown. Bush could not leave then, there was too much money to be made off of the 'rebuilding', too much of an opportunity to create the Neo-Con wet dream. He has never cared what the Iraqi people want. Never.

The only reason to stay in Iraq now is to attempt to save face, put off the inevitable until another Administration can be blamed for the disaster and to continue to war profiteer.

Fraud in Iraq costs us $4 Billion a year. Fraud is rampant and the Bush Administration continues to make it easier to war profiteer.

Georgie knows that he has no way out. There are now reports that the Administration is turning to “solutions” which could be even more devastating than what they have already done. This Administration has absolutely no conception of history and its application to the present.

The media does not get it and will not report the truth. The media will not take responsibility for their part in it. We, the people, cannot turn to the Fourth Estate for anything; certainly not information about the truth in Iraq, or America’s responsibility for the violence in Iraq.

The Bush Administration screwed up. There is ample evidence that their own hubris and incompetence is what has caused the misery in Iraq. Their post-war planning was non-existent. It was non-existent out of choice. The Bush team threw out years of Pentagon planning for a war in Iraq and the rebuilding, in exchange for their own dream plan. BushCo wanted a neo-con utopia, instead he created hell on earth and now he blames the victims of his arrogance for their plight.

The Dems did call them out, many, many times for their lack of post-war planning. The Dems did call them out but now too many of them are joining the mantra of “the Iraqis must take responsibility for their Country.” This has to stop and it has to stop now.

Iraqis want a unity government. They do not want civil war. It is impossible for Iraq to unify their Country while the United States is occupying their land. As long as we are there they cannot do what they need to do. BushCo’s Nation-Building game is a loser… unfortunately, for the rest of the world, it remains a game that Junior must look like he has won.


  • At 8:58 PM, January 15, 2007, Blogger Spc. Freeman said…

    Before I got here, I always knew that war profiteering was a problem. It wasn't until I arrived, however, that I began to see just how deep it runs. It's disgusting.

    You're doing great things here, and I love the blog. I'll be back. Take care.


  • At 4:01 PM, January 23, 2007, Blogger Anjha said…

    Thanks Milo!

    It is really nice that you stopped by.

    I am so sorry that I have been so unavailable.

    We have a family crisis - that has been ongoing since October. I just do not have much time to devote to blogging. It does not mean that I don't want to be here.

    I hope to get back to normal soon.

    Thanks for coming.


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