Iraq Draw-Up

January 12, 2008

It’s just this war and that lying sonofabitch Johnson. I would never hurt you. You know that.”
Jenny’s activist ‘boyfriend’ in Forrest Gump

Despite creating a living hell for the Iraqi people, Decider George wants the horror to continue. Despite all the reality staring him in the face, and like a retarded turtle who won’t let go until it thunders, the delusion of himself makes the teeth tightened down. The dream-like vision he carries bleeds literally over onto the Iraqi and US peoples.

This morning, after making an ass of himself all over Palestine, Decider visited US troops in Kuwait and met with Gen. David Petraeus, the overall commander in Iraq. Although no one else has made public what the two clowns discussed, Decider George blew smoke again.

  • Talking with reporters afterward, Bush made clear that any further troop reductions were contingent on Petraeus’s assessment of whether the recent decline in violence in Iraq can be maintained with fewer troops. A final decision will likely come in March, when Petraeus is scheduled to offer another report to Congress on conditions in Iraq.
    “A lot of people thought that I was going to recommend pulling out, or pulling back,” he noted. “Quite the contrary; I recommended increasing the number of forces so they could get more in the fight, because I believed all along if people are given a chance to live in a free society, they’ll do the hard work necessary to live in a free society,” Bush said. Iraq “is now a different place from one year ago.”
    “I’m not making excuses for a government, but to go from a tyranny to a democracy overnight is virtually impossible,” Bush added. “And so when you say, ‘Am I pleased with the progress?’ What they have gone through and where they are today I think is good progress. Have they done enough? No.”
    “There is no doubt in my mind that we will succeed,” Bush told the troops. “There is no doubt in my mind when history was written, the final page will say: ‘Victory was achieved by the United States of America for the good of the world.’ ”
    Bush said that in Iraq “long-term success will require active U.S. engagement that outlasts my presidency” — a comment that seemed aimed at assuring U.S. allies in the region but that will likely stoke anger among Democrats and others who see Bush as irresponsibly passing on the war to his successor.
    The Washington Post, (1/12/08)

Oh, “Quite the contrary…” The lying sonofabitch Bush.

On Friday for Reuters news service, Decider George spelled it out:

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President George W. Bush said on Friday the United States would have a long-term presence in Iraq that could “easily” last a decade, but that it would be at the invitation of the Iraqi government.
    In an interview with NBC News, Bush was asked about recent comments by Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain that it would be fine with him to have a U.S. military presence in Iraq for 100 years.
    “That’s a long time,” Bush replied, adding that there “could very well be” a long-term U.S. presence in Iraq at the invitation of the government in Baghdad. When asked if it could be 10 years, Bush replied: “It could easily be that, absolutely.”
    Bush was interviewed in Jerusalem as he was wrapping up his first presidential visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

And how do the recipients of all this nastiness feel about it?

  • FALLUJAH – US and Iraqi officials claim that security is improving across al-Anbar province and much of Iraq. Security during the last half of 2007 was indeed better than in the period between February 2006 and mid-2007. But this has brought little solace to many Iraqis, because violence is still worse than in 2005 and early 2006.
    Violence levels are down, but attacks have not ceased. “Nine US soldiers were killed in 24 hours, US B-1 and F-16 bombers dropped over 40,000 pounds of special munitions on the Arab Juboor villages just south of Baghdad, and Awakening (militia paid for by the US) leaders and senior police officers are being assassinated all over Iraq, yet US army leaders and top officials say Iraq is safe and sound,” lawyer and human rights activist Mahmood al-Dulaimy told IPS.
    Dulaimy said US President George W. Bush has succeeded in convincing many people in the United States that everything in Iraq is all right. “It is you media people who fool the world by transmitting false news about the situation in Iraq,” Dulaimy said. “Look around you and tell me what is good here.”
    Many people in Fallujah say they simply want the US forces to leave. “If the US generals mean they will hand over security to Iraqis and leave the province, then I will salute them all,” retired Iraqi army colonel Salman Ahmed told IPS in Fallujah. “But I know it is just another comedy like that played elsewhere in Iraq, where Iraqis (officials) are just ropes for American dirty laundry. We want our country back for real, not just on paper.”
    Inter Press Service, (1/12/08)

The full story, from which the above couple of graphs were pulled, carries a much more detailed account of how the rank and file Iraqis feel about the continued US presence in their country. Just this week the US bombed the living shit out of areas which were suppose to be safe and sound.

  • BAGHDAD, Iraq — The U.S. military dropped 40,000 pounds of explosives southeast of Baghdad on Thursday in air strikes that underscored the tenuousness of U.S. progress.
    The targets were near Arab Jabour, a Sunni Muslim-dominated district on Baghdad’s outskirts that U.S. officials recently called a security success and an example of how local Sunni tribesmen had turned against Al Qaeda in Iraq.
    But Thursday’s air attack indicated that the area still has a considerable Sunni militant presence.
    The statement said more than 40 targets in three large areas were hit during two passes by two B1 bombers and four F16 fighter jets. A U.S. military official in the area said the targets were Al Qaeda in Iraq weapons caches and bomb-making materials.
    The blitz dropped 38 bombs in its first 10 minutes, the statement said.
    McClatchy Newspapers, (1/11/08)

And what about the big, ole war on terror? Decider George (and all US peoples) are in for another shit-fire.

  • ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — President Pervez Musharraf warned that U.S. troops would be regarded as invaders if they crossed into Pakistan’s border region with Afghanistan in the hunt for al-Qaida or Taliban militants, according to an interview published Friday.
    Musharraf, whose popularity has plummeted amid a surge in extremist attacks in recent months, also told Singapore’s The Straits Times that he would resign if opposition parties tried to impeach him following next month’s parliamentary elections.
    Pakistan is under growing U.S. pressure to crack down on militants in its tribal regions close to the Afghan border.
    The rugged area has long been considered a likely hiding place for al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and his top deputy Ayman al-Zawahri, as well as an operating ground for Taliban militants planning attacks on coalition forces in Afghanistan.
    The New York Times reported last week that Washington was considering expanding the authority of the Central Intelligence Agency and the military to peruse aggressive covert operations within the tribal regions.
    Musharraf told the Straits Times that U.S. troops would “certainly” be considered invaders if they set foot in the tribal regions.
    “If they come without our permission, that’s against the sovereignty of Pakistan. I challenge anybody coming into our mountains,” he said in the interview in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. “They would regret that day.”
    Associated Press, (1/11/08)

Mush-mouth Musharraf seems to have taken words right from Decider George’s verbal playbook: “They would regret that day…”

The entire world already regrets even hearing the name of George W. Bush.

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