Tuesday, October 9, 2007
The evidence is conclusive. George W. Bush has so thoroughly cowed the people of Iraq, it's clearly time to bring another country to its knees as well. Iran, come on down, you're the next contestant on the "Bush is Wrong." I'm convinced Bush has Attention Deficit Disorder. He fights wars like I watch television. I will click on a channel, watch something for a few minutes. I think this might be interesting, but decide after a little while it's really kind of boring. So then I flip to another channel and repeat that same process again and again. The main difference being,while I sit flipping, nobody dies as a result and billions of dollars are not simultaneously being flushed down the toilet.
Right after it was determined Osama bin Laden was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, Bush vowed Osama would be hunted down and killed. Virtually everybody supported that. It was determined he was hiding somewhere in the mountainous region along the Afghanistan and Pakistan border. It proved to be hard work locating the specific area bin Laden was holed up, but progress was being made. The brutal regime running Afghanistan, that allowed Al-Qaeda to prosper and train within its borders, was either killed or driven into hiding and it appeared only a matter of time before Osama was hunted down and taken dead or alive. Then Bush got bored, lost his focus on the task at hand, picked up his remote control and switched to the Saddam Channel. The bulk of the force tracking down the responsible party for 9/11 was to be diverted into another country that, of course, had nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11.
Yeah, we all know the sad history of the WMD and how the manipulative, lying bastards in the Bush Administration mounted the most all consuming subterfuge campaign in history. This bald faced lie was deliberately formulated to make Saddam look like he was controlling the deadly planes himself via remote control. The war couldn't miss. We'd be greeted as liberators by the grateful Iraqi peasants in the exact manner the soldiers of World War II were greeted throughout Europe 60 years earlier. We would install a puppet government there and the oil would be flowing like just like the malaprops [sic] off George Bush's illiterate, pathological lying tongue. I don't think I need to remind anybody that nearly five years later, nearly 4,000 dead Americans, nearly 30,000 wounded and nearly $500 billion flushed down the toilet, things haven't turned out so great in Iraq. At least Bush stays consistent. Despite his single minded determination to perpetuate this God forsaken war, he appears to be getting bored once again.
Iran is now on deck. We're warming up the planes and missiles in the bullpen. Let's duplicate the same strategy in Iran that we pathetically implemented in Afghanistan and Iraq. Bush, Cheney and their staff of lying liars will start slowly but surely begin coming forward to explain how easy this campaign will be. Bush will be counting on the gullibility and naivety of the American people once again. Explanations will be offered how this war will be over in a matter of weeks if not days. Just send a dozen or so bombers with laser guided missiles to blow the crap out of a few bomb making plants, kill a couple hundred Iranian evil doers, and maybe take over an oil field or two for our trouble. Bush will explain how this has to be done, because if we don't defeat them over there, the Iranians will join the long list of terrorists and frequent fliers that are currently boarding planes to fight us over here. Bush has nothing new to offer. Congress will do what they do best, NOTHING, and the next thing you know, Wolf Blitzer will be showing video tape of bombs bursting in mid air via super slow motion. We'll be able to really enjoy it this time, thanks to all the advances in HDTV digital technology.
Of course, Iran won't retaliate. They'll all be cowering in holes as if they were Presidents of the United States in Nebraska. We'll be promised repeatedly of that. We were, after all, promised the Iraqi people would never retaliate. You can fool Bush once, but try to fool him twice? You can't fool him again, or can you? Look at the bright side. We can't commit soldiers to Iran, we don't have any more. We can't pledge another trillion dollars to pay for it, we don't have that either. What, if anything do we have left? Oh and by the way, Iran WILL retaliate, I can guarantee that. Nothing lifts the nationalistic nature of people more than an outsider throwing down the gauntlet and collectively slapping millions of people in the face. These Iranians will fight back any way they can. Then what are we going to do? Go shopping some more and have our taxes reduced? Follow the same, successful strategy we employed in Afghanistan and Iraq? Will the American people sit back and let the Idiot-in-Chief do it again? We've already lost Afghanistan and Iraq. The exacta wasn't enough. Do we really need to go for the trifecta next?
Thomas Jefferson wrote that "when government is afraid of the people, that's liberty, when the people are afraid of the government, that's tyranny." Philosopher George Santayana once stated, "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." I wonder what it's going to take for people to finally rise up and make the government fear them enough so they do NOT repeat mistakes from the past. If after all that's happened to this country in the past six years, you're willing to sit back and do nothing, the only ass that's going to get kicked is YOURS.........
Posted by Veritas at 12:01 AM