Monday, November 27, 2006
I'm Still Here
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Bush was for "Stay the Course" before he was against it. Then the Democrats won the election and Rummy was fired. After all, Rummy was an advocate of "stay the course" and the voters had spoken so he had to go. Then Abizaid said that we should maintain our troop levels, which is the same thing Rummy, who was fired, had been saying . But Bush has said repeatedly that he will listen to the Generals on the ground. Yet he also said that the voters had spoken, which was why he had to fire Rummy. So who does he listen to? The generals or the American people? Maybe he should listen to his secret advisor, Henry Kissinger, who said:
Military victory is no longer possible in Iraq, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in a television interview broadcast Sunday.
Kissinger presented a bleak vision of Iraq, saying the U.S. government must enter into dialogue with Iraq's regional neighbors _ including Iran _ if progress is to be made in the region."If you mean by 'military victory' an Iraqi government that can be established and whose writ runs across the whole country, that gets the civil war under control and sectarian violence under control in a time period that the political processes of the democracies will support, I don't believe that is possible," he told the British Broadcasting Corp.
For those of us who have been against this war from the beginning, this is a bittersweet vindication of our opposition. We do not take pleasure in our country's failures. We do not relish our country's defeats. As time goes on, it is becoming more and more clear that Iraq is a failure. Even Bill Kristol of PNAC fame has admitted that it's a disaster and that Republicans are going to soon quit supporting it.
When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you have to do is STOP DIGGING! It's time that we stopped digging. Immediately. I realize that we can't just pack our shit up and go home, but it's time that we started drawing up the plans. Regardless of what the Baker/Hamilton study group says, it's time we started getting our asses out of this hole we've dug. Shit, even Kissinger gets it.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Why We Won...
Just from today's news cycle:
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Shiite prime minister promised Sunday to reshuffle his Cabinet after calling lawmakers disloyal and blaming Sunni Muslims for raging sectarian violence that claimed at least 159 more lives, including 35 men blown apart while waiting to join Iraq's police force.
Among the unusually high number of dead were 50 bodies found behind a regional electrical company in Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, and 25 others found scattered throughout the capital. Three U.S. troops were reported killed, as were four British service members.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Baghdad's morgues are full.
With no space to store bodies, some victims of the sectarian slaughter are not being kept for relatives to claim, but photographed, numbered and quickly interred in government cemeteries.
Men fearful of an anonymous burial are tattooing their thighs with names and phone numbers.
In October, a particularly bloody month for Iraqi civilians, about 1,600 bodies were turned in at the Baghdad central morgue, said its director, Dr. Abdul-Razaq al-Obaidi.
The city's network of morgues, built to hold 130 bodies at most, now holds more than 500, he says.
Bodies are sent for burial every three or four days just to make room for the daily intake, sometimes making corpse identification impossible.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgent activity in Afghanistan has risen fourfold this year, and militants now launch more than 600 attacks a month, a rising wave of violence that has resulted in 3,700 deaths in 2006, a bleak new report released Sunday found.In the volatile border area near Pakistan, more than 20 Taliban militants — and possibly as many as 60 — were killed during several days of clashes, officials said Sunday.The new report said insurgents were launching more than 600 attacks a month as of the end of September, up from 300 a month at the end of March this year. The violence has killed more than 3,700 people this year, it said
In short - It's the incompetence, stupid! I just hope we can still do something to clean up their mess.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
What's That Smell?
Sunday, November 05, 2006
I'll be away on Monday, but I'm working as a poll watcher on Tuesday. So I'm excited about that. I'll be back Tuesday night with hopefully good news. Until then, encourage everyone you know to get out and vote and volunteer if you can.
See you on Tuesday!
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
The Kerry Kerfluffle
No, the Republicans can't be bothered by all that "reality" stuff. The real problem facing America is that John Kerry can't tell a joke without fucking it up. That's the Republican message right now. That's how desperate they have become. Their new campaign slogan is going to be "Vote for us because we can tell better jokes." Maybe they've forgotten about that little joke Georgieboy played where he pretended to be looking for Iraq's missing WMDs in the Oval Office. Talk about fucking up a joke. I'll bet there are about 2,800 dead soldiers that don't find that too fucking funny right now.
So what should we take away from all of this? Other than the Republicans are desperate, of course. The lesson is this: According to the Bush administration, fucking up a joke about the education of our country's leadership is bad, but telling a joke about a mistake that has led to the death of American soldiers is okay.
Yeah, that's gonna go over real well. Only six more days until we flush these shitheads out of office.