1.25.2007

The Fate of the Union


January 23, 2007; The 43rd president of the United States of America, George Walker Bush, was set to deliver a critical State of the Union address to the leaders of the "free world". All of America was filled with angst and anticipation. "A new way forward" was to be proclaimed. Nine months of effort produced the heralded Iraq Study Group report. Multiple studies by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Security Council were absorbed by the administration. All of this to encourage critical policy and strategy changes regarding the Iraq war. The build up to the long awaited concerto was over; but in the end we were listening to the same song.



President Bush: "This is not the fight we entered in Iraq, but it is the fight we're in. Every one of us wishes this war were over and won. Yet it would not be like us to leave our promises unkempt, our friends abandoned, and our own security at risk. (Applause. Not sure why but, applause.) Ladies and gentlemen: On this day, at this hour, it is still within our power to shape the outcome of this battle. Let us find our resolve, and turn events toward victory."

Am I the only one in the room tired of empty euphemism perpetrating as a legitimate certificate to murder people ad nauseam? Bush has broken international law by launching pre-emptive strikes on two nations, whose populations are 50 percent children, by invading and occupying Iraq without the support of the United Nations.

Despite these troubling stats the only defense the administration can articulate when unveiling their "new" plan is, "This is not the fight we entered in Iraq, but it is the fight we're in." Can you say WEAK?

By the way, it's not a new plan. The administration increased or "surged" the number of troops in Iraq by 12,000 early in 2006. What was the result? Violence escalated. Nancy knows this... I think. Madam speaker, I know you're walking a tight rope but please don't lead a standing ovation when the prez uses 9/11/01 as a scare tactic. I declare, I was encouraged by the many that kept their butts glued to the seat when he unveiled his "new" plan and how "we must win."

What exactly is a "win" in Iraq? Would killing twice the amount of US residents that perished on 9-11 be a win? Perhaps murdering another 50k INNOCENT civis? How about closing the borders with the US troops then allowing the Iraqi military to focus on ridding their country of "terrorists" within their boarders? Would that constitute a win? That would be winning.

The point is, these borderline dictators are unclear about the objective of an occupation your children are dying in. Yes I did use the word occupation as opposed to war. I am not saying that this is not a war. I am, however, duly noting that it is an occupation. When my crew brings the steal to your turf, sprays, then hands the proceeds to our corporations, that's stealing--rrgh; I mean... that's an occupation.

Hezbollah is not the group "second to Al Queda in the American lives it has taken." American troops die because of hillbilly politics -- all emotion and no logic. I said in my last post that it makes no sense to blame Bush now so I won't. But make no mistake; I have no respect for a group of world leaders that repeatedly market treacherous platitudes like, "we must win."

While I feel an awkward obligation to thank Mr. president for massaging the left, his most notable points were far to the right... and far from right too.

If you haven't heard the whole speech believe me you don't need to. It's the same as any other. Full of blah pertaining to Iraq. Click below for some comic relief instead.



No doubt Pelosi's sleepy head was funny but did you see Dick Cheney? He looks like one of those guys that prompt you to clinch your purse with their mere presence. Seriously, if you were in target and Dick strolled in without the suit; wouldn't you clinch your purse? I usually don't promote stereotypes but Richard looks like a gangster!

Sorry for getting off tangent. The point of this blog? Even republicans rejected this "new" plan... immediately! Why are you supporting it Utah? Write your congress. If you don't know your congress person, look to your right and click the link entitled, "Bang your Monkey." Now is the time to exercise your power before it is too late.

Thanks for reading and remember: If it really were a war on terror they would arrest the KKK. BTW,
I thought Katrina should have been spoken of in the State of the Union.

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