Friday, October 20, 2006



US war casualties in Iraq

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Tex) on Republican leadership meetings: "every week we'd do things we ought not do, in order to stay in power, so we could do the things we ought to do for the American people. Unfortunately, we would never get around to the latter."

Dick Armey gave a very fascinating interview on NPR this week, touching on Republican parochialism, corruption, failure to pass meaningful legislation, and pandering to the Christian right. Listen here


Okay, even for Dumya, it was a stupid thing to say. This week, Bush compared what is happening in Iraq to Viet Nam and the Tet offensive. Now even if he believes that, it was an incredibly idiotic thing for someone who is supposedly a student of history to say. Note to George : Tet was the beginning of the end for the US in Viet Nam. It turned the public against the war. Okay, to be fair, the public turned on this war even before the disaster that is the Bagdhad campaign began. But George, the very mention of Tet brings back very stark images in the minds of anyone over 45. Unpleasant, disturbing images. Places with names like My Lai, Khe Sahn, and Kent State flood back into view. Not the kind of images you want the public to have if you are trying to drum up support for your damned, not so little anymore, war.

Speaking of the Bagdhad campaign... Gen. Caldwell said this week that the invasion of Bagdhad has been a disaster (remember, this was supposed to be our last, best hope), and we need a new strategy for Iraq immediately. This follows Sen. Warners call for a new strategy for Iraq with "no options left off the table", following his return from a visit to Iraq.

Which follows remarks from the commander of the British military, Gen. Richard Dannett, who said that the presence of our troops in Iraq is only exacerbating the problems there, and we should bring our troops home soon. Now, even the President's staunchest allies are turning on the war
The true tragedy of King George's folly is just now coming to full light . We now know that over 600,000 Iraqis have been killed since the start of the war. Over a hundred die daily. The biggest problem with keeping the sewers in Bagdhad operational are the bodies that keep clogging up the system on their way to the Tigres River. The blood of these people lies directly on the hands of George Bush, his neocon supporters, and all those so naive and misinformed that they bought into his sack full of lies. SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND husbands, wives, children, brothers, sisters, moms and dads. They should haunt our dreams for a very long time!

Well said. Hold onto the rage, buddy.
It would appear that even thouse not in the 'reality based community' are noe (finally) seeing that the invasion & occupation of Iraq was a REALLY bad move....

I wonder how long this phase of common sense will last?
Armey's and Bush's quotes ... Wow!! A lot of Republicans are getting diarrhea of the mouth lately since they've seen the house of cards crumbling.

You don't post often GWB, but you make up for it in quality. Great post as usual.
I personally think that Bush slept through all of his history classes!
This whole situation just seems more hopeless every day. We're merely creating new generations of people whose hatred of the United States policies might transform into terrorism someday. Check out Riverbend if you want to hear what it's like living in Baghdad right now.
I don't think he showed up for history classes or much of his life that didn't involve liquor and good times.
I guess when you've pulled off the biggest covert fascist coup in history, you can afford to have unfortunate slips of the tongue.
Some friend you are. Sure, go and move, just when I have troll troubles. I was there for YOUR troll, but where were you? Moving. Some excuse. Just because your computer was unplugged and packed away is no excuse. *pout*

You WILL unpack your computer first, won't you?
King George Bush is in reality related to the Hanoverian Georges from Great britain...found his genealogy some time back can't recal where...but it is no accident that Bush, Clinton etc become presidents...its ion the genealigy...rellos of whose watsit.

Every little boyo in the US can't become president...not unless he is a blood rello... I'll have a hunt around for the site I found it on...
Not long until elections - rumor is the Western states are going to flip to Democrat. I know sometimes people mutter about why have a queen (referring to England) when she's only a figurehead. Well seems to me we have figureheads of our own. Big money runs the country...and it seems those in power are figureheads only - or shall I say puppets? The name of my community in Wyoming is rapidly changing to Cheneyburton.
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