Lying Liars Leading the Blind

September 16, 2007

1. not easily controlled or directed; not docile or manageable; stubborn; obstinate: an intractable disposition.
2. (of things) hard to shape or work with: an intractable metal.
3. hard to treat, relieve, or cure
4. an intractable person

The white-washed Petraeus and Crocker Proxy Picnic is over. The weeks-load of war-spin generated by Decider George and his team of lackeys, henchmen, and just plain general-asshole liars has done the job and done it well.
According to a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released this week: “The proportion of Americans who say the Iraqi war remains winnable has edged up to 37% from 32% in July, while the majority who say it isn’t has diminished to 56% from 62%. The proportion saying the troop surge is helping the situation on the ground has risen to 33% from 29% in July and 24% in April.”

And Decider George, as intractable as ever, grinning like a jackass. In his speech last Thursday night, he knew he’d won, he knew he could return to days of yore.And he laid the weight right-down on good-old Gen. David Petraeus along with his side-honey, US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, and these two nitwits “made clear that our challenge in Iraq is formidable, yet they concluded that conditions in Iraq are improving, that we are seizing the initiative from the enemy and that the troop surge is working.
Americans want our country to be safe and our troops to begin coming home from Iraq. Yet, those of us who believe success in Iraq is essential to our security and those who believe we should bring our troops home have been at odds.
Now, because of the measure of success we are seeing in Iraq, we can begin seeing troops come home. The way forward I have described tonight makes it possible, for the first time in years, for people who have been on opposite sides of this difficult debate to come together.”

Actually, no one has come together and no one will. The US will have to endure, will have to put up with the lies and the dying.

And Decider George also coined a new phrase Thursday night for the bullshit: “…enduring relationship…” in describing the connection between Iraq and the US for generations to come.

The goofy-faced shithead said Iraq’s leaders “have asked for an enduring relationship with America. And we are ready to begin building that relationship in a way that protects our interests in the region and requires many fewer American troops.”

What about all those common folk Iraqis who must also endure? A poll released this week, commissioned by ABC News, the UK’s BBC and Japan’s NHK network revealed that 70 percent — yes, 70 percent — of Iraqis say their security is worse now than it was at the beginning of this year.

And what of US troops keeping this so-called violence down? The poll showed a strong 57 percent of all Iraqis believe it’s OK to attack them — 93 percent of Sunni and 53 percent of Shiite.

The poll also showed that a pretty-hefty number, 45 percent, believe a full-blown civil war (what the shit is going on now?) will not erupt if US/Coalition forces pull out.

Latest count has 3,781 US troops killed since the war started, 50,000 wounded; low-end count for Iraqi deaths is about 80,000 with a high of 750,000. And not counting the near-four million displaced Iraqis, jamming into nearby countries. Iraq is a hellhole and Mr. Decider George, the entire horrifying escapade lies at your doorstep!

Just an example: Seemingly unnoticed by the average media outlets last week, a story by Sidney Blumenthal in that revealed Decider George as indeed the liar.

Blumenthal, a former advisor to Bill Clinton, wrote Decider George apparently ignored a 2002 Oval Office briefing months before the Iraqi invasion in which CIA director George Tenet provided the president with intelligence that Saddam Hussein did not possess weapons of mass destruction.

Two sources told Blumenthal “Bush dismissed as worthless this information from the Iraqi foreign minister, a member of Saddam’s inner circle, although it turned out to be accurate in every detail. Tenet never brought it up again.”

One of those sources was more direct: “The president had no interest in the intelligence. Bush didn’t give a fuck about the intelligence. He had his mind made up.”

In going to war, Decider George, prodded along by his vice president, Dufus Dick Cheney, made up his mind to take another path offered by US intelligence: The tale spun by one Iraqi guy code-named, “Curveball.” This character claimed Saddam sure-as-damn-hell had weapons of mass destruction, the infamous WMDs, and was ready to unleash mushroom clouds. First, German intelligence agencies and later the CIA, discovered all the bullshit “Curveball” disclosed was just that: All Bogus Bullshit. As it turned out, “Curveball” was a former taxi driver pretending to be a chemical engineer.

Decider George knew there were no WMDs in Iraq. Dufus Dick Chaney knew. Pappa Don Rumsfeld knew. That asshole Wolfawich guy — he knew. Probably another crowd of people — military people, civilians, all kinds of people — knew that “Curveball” was full of shit, but allowed Decider George to continue, to invade Iraq, create an intractable situation.

An intractable mindset created an unretractable circumstance.

And on top of that, some sad information from the Baghdad bureau of the Associated Press, which exposed “one of the grand ironies of the troop build up that began early this year” — there was debate in Washington, but “little sense of alarm or urgency among the Iraqi politicians who would have the most to lose if the United States decides to begin a major pull back.”
Decider George will keep a major force in Iraq until he turns the White House over to a successor in less than 18 months; the Sunni and Shiite know that and feel little pressure to accelerate work toward true political reconciliation.
“Instead, they are focusing their energy on shoring up their positions: outflanking political challengers, leaning on more-radical Shiite factions to behave and flirting with Sunni sheiks to build personal alliances,” the AP reported.

Not only did the so-called “surge” not work, in the long run the situation has worsened, created a major US problem for years and years to come.

So Decider George does as he always does. Just like he did in the mid 1970s when on “special assignment” from the Texas National Guard to the Alabama Guard in Montgomery. He rented a house in the old Cloverdale section of that city and partied hardy — booze, cocaine and women — thrashing the place. And then just walked away, returned to Texas, leaving the house a complete mess.

Nowadays, it’s not just an irate homeowner that’s hurt and pissed by Decider George‘s antics — it’s the whole world.

The real depressing, down-the-pitch-black-rabbit hole gloom, however, is the attitude and blind faith of Americans. The feeble, lackluster of Congress, the waning ant-war movement, the hopeless end.

And Decider George shoved the whole shit pie in the face of the US last week. He ended his speech Thursday night with a discussion on the death of Army Spc. Brandon Stout of Michigan, who volunteered for the National Guard and was killed while serving in Baghdad.

The family had e-mailed Decider George, who then softly blubbered: “His family has suffered greatly. Yet in their sorrow, they see larger purpose. His wife, Audrey, says that Brandon felt called to serve and knew what he was fighting for.”

The lying asshole continued that Stout’s parents, Tracy and Jeff, wrote “We believe this is a war of good and evil and we must win … even if it cost the life of our own son. Freedom is not free.”

The lying leading the sad, pathetic blind.

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