The First Idiot is once again revising the reasons for going to war. Now, it seems it is about Osama Bin Laden again and the economy. Funny, in an interview with Anne Curry on February 18th, Bush said, “I don’t think so. I think actually the spending in the war might help with jobs…because we’re buying equipment, and people are working. I think this economy is down because we built too many houses and the economy’s adjusting.”
At any given time in the past, Idiot-extraordinaire Dubya said the war was about oh-so-many things–according to what his pea-brain thought would fly. How stupid does he think we are? I can recall when he first announced this war, it was called Operation Iraqi Liberation…until someone with two brain cells to rub together pointed out that the abbreviation for that was OIL. It was changed to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
A recent graduate of the University of Illinois, Devon Largio, did a study of rationals offered by the Bush administration and its cronies for the war. The study only covered a time span between September 2001 and October 2002. “Largio examines the public statements of President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle, Sens. Joseph Lieberman and John McCain, Richard Perle (then chairman of the Defense Policy Review Board), Secretary of State Colin Powell, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz.” The table for this study can be found here.
This is the text list:
- To prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
- For regime change
- To further the war on terror
- Because of Iraq’s violations of U.N. resolutions.
- Because of Saddam Hussein’s evil dictatorship and actions
- Because of a lack of weapons inspections in Iraq
- To liberate Iraq
- Because of Iraq’s links to al Queda
- Because Iraq was an imminent threat
- To disarm Iraq
- To conclude the Gulf War of 1991
- Because Hussein was a threat to the region
- For the safety of the world
- To support the United Nations.
- Because the US could (easy victory).
- To preserve peace around the world
- Because Iraq was a unique threat
- To transform the region
- As a warning to other terrorist nations
- Because Hussein hates the U.S. and will act against it
- Because history calls the US into action.
And this does not, apparently, cover ALL of the statements made in this regard.
A few days ago, Bush added “the economy” and “because the surge is succeeding” to that list. Once again, Dubya-Dumb-Dumb is under the false illusion that the American people are as stupid as he is, and that you can make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. He even had the gall to say that troops would start coming home now. He failed to point out that they were the extras sent for the surge, and the other ones will still be there.
And then there’s that other Dick: the Vice President, Dick Cheney. When Cheney said, “On the security front, I think there’s a general consensus that we’ve made major progress, that the surge has worked. That’s been a major success,” White House correspondent Martha Raddatz responded, “Two-thirds of Americans say it’s not worth fighting.”
And Cheney’s Dickish response was, “So?”
Raddatz pushed on: “So? You don’t care what the American people think?”
“No.” Big Dick answered. “I think you cannot be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls.”
This, when we know that there has been no fluctuation in public opinion. Any changes in public opinion have been steadily and increasingly AGAINST the war. But DICK doesn’t care what the people think–though ironically, he thinks he can speak for us like he did in February when he said “The American people will not support a policy of retreat.” Could there be any clearer indication of public service being a cloak for self-service?
On the 5th anniversary of the “Shock and Awe” (the beginning of the war), Cheney was fishing off a yacht belonging to the Sultan of Oman. It’s obvious why he doesn’t care what people think and wants the war to continue. He’s benefiting from it.
I say try Bush and Cheney (among others) for High Treason and War Crimes, and hang them by the neck until dead.
And just in case someone monitors this and sees it as a death threat, I am NOT offering my services, nor soliciting the services of anyone else. I am instead exercising my right to free speech. We do still have that right in America don’t we?
Mark Twain once said, “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.”
That’s what I’m doing.