Monday, May 29, 2006

Down the Drain

As another Memorial Day passes we are greeted with the cheery news from Afghanistan. This was supposed to be the crowning achievement of the Bush presidency. Grats dickhead, just another failure to add to the pile at your feet. The thing is... Afghanistan was "doable" if we had put the forces in country necessary to secure the major population areas and actually made an attempt at putting a damper on the poppy business and actually captured Osama bin Forgotten. We would have a viable situation in the country now. Now we have the makings of another shit storm and nothing but clueless yes men to do the right thing. Won't happen... forget about it.

Things are just going from bad to baddest in Iraq. There is no light at the end and no plan to change the dynamic. More death on both sides is the only sign in the cards. Bush's answer:
The enemy cannot defeat us on the battlefield, but what they can do is put horrible images on our TV screens.
I'm sorry but these are the ravings of a madman. No grasp of reality. No grasp of why these images are showing up on the TV other than some paranoid littany against the media about showing the "good things". It is really hard to show the "good things" when you are in critical condition in a Bagdhad hospital.
A CBS News correspondent was critically injured and her two-person crew killed Monday when the Baghdad military unit in which they were imbedded was attacked.

Kimberly Dozier, 39, sustained serious injuries in the attack and underwent surgery at a U.S. military hospital in Baghdad, the network reported. She is in critical condition, but doctors are cautiously optimistic about her prognosis.

Cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan, both London-based, were killed.
Can we seriously question the damage another 2 plus years of this administration will produce? If something doesn't break soon on the home front I can't even imagine the chaos in Adghansitan and Iraq... not to mention the rest of the area.

Read Pach's comments over at Firedoglake.

"Bushco has enslaved Americans into a psychological reign of "War on Terror" that amounts to a criminal protection racket. We are told we must be afraid. That is, we are told we must live in terror. This is to protect us from. . . terror. Then, because we feel terrified, we must give up our freedom - freedom to write what we believe without fear of reprisal, freedom of due process and habeas corpus protection, freedom from secret intrusion into our private lives by government.

If there were really a "War on Terror," an emotion, Wes Craven would be hiring a lawyer: he scares people. The "War on Terror" is a sham. You know what changed after September 11th? We, the people of the United States, forgot how strong we are. We gave in to fear, when the only thing we should have feared was fear itself. Osama bin Laden wants you to be afraid. So does George on"

Sometimes working so hard and traveling in between has it's advantages. I can sometimes go for 24 hours without being reminded of how screwed our once great country is.

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