Well, the President of the United States once again proved himself to be
a big fat liar out of touch with reality. From what I could see, Bush’s speech was, surprisingly, low key. The troops at Fort Bragg were apparently instructed to keep a somber note, but the reaction begs a question: If the president of the United States can’t garner unsolicited applause from his troops during a war, should the war possibly be rethought?
The lukewarm support aside, Monkey Boy‘s remarks were not only broad and misleading, but he hammered on the falsehoods regarding Iraq as a breeding ground for terrorism (it wasn’t until we invaded) and on links between Iraq and 9/11.
“Iraq is a front in the war on terror.”-George W. Bush, June 28th, 2005
True, but it wasn’t before we invaded (under completely false pretences) on March 19, 2003. Of course it might be….now!
Bush was also proud of the progresses that has been made in Iraq. The moves towards democracy, the “growing” Iraqi defense forces, the repairing of the Iraqi infrastructure (that we destroyed).
Yes, we’ve made progress in repairing the damages we caused. Yes, Iraq is moving towards democracy and I honestly believe that this is a good thing. However, I can’t say I would have supported the war even if the overthrow of Saddam and the democratization of Iraq had been the original stated reason. The fact that it wasn’t and that the original stated reason for the war, that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, was a complete falshood and the administration still refuses to admit that the war was wrong, is what pisses off the opposition.
It’s like arresting a known criminal on a trumped up charge of murder and sending him to jail for 20 years. After he’s been in jail for 10 years, the cops admit that while he never actually killed anyone, he was a bad guy anyway and deserved to be in jail. Does that make the falsification of the murder charge ok?
Or, let’s say, a woman lies to a boyfriend and tells him she has weapons of mass destruction and was involved in the terrorist attacks on 9/11, so he marries her to cure her of her evil ways. 10 years later, the man finds out that she never had any weapons of mass destruction and had nothing to do with 9/11, but her electricity and water systems are being rebuilt and she’s holding free elections. Does that make her lies justified?
Sorry. Brain fart.
However, as H. Ross Perot might have once said, don’t sell me a bullshit smoothie and tell me it’s lemonade. Take responsibility for your fuck ups, George. Be a man. You can’t punch me in the mouth while calling me “nigger” and then tell me you were just straightening my dental work. Like they say in “your” state, that dog just won’t hunt.