Daily Kos: War For Fear

War For Fear
by Delaware Dem [Subscribe]
Thu Oct 6th, 2005 at 20:03:10 CDT

The Situation:

* The Iraqis return to vote on the Constitution (you know, the one where women get less rights than under Saddam) on October 15.
* A recent CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll in found that 59 percent of people surveyed considered the 2003 invasion of Iraq a mistake, 63 percent said they wanted to see some or all U.S. troops withdrawn, and only 32 percent approved of Bush's handling of the conflict.
* 3 Iraqi battalions out of 104 that were ready to fight on their own? Turns out it's only 1. 1 battalion, 750 troops, that can fight independent of US support.


* Delaware Dem's diary :: ::

Time to instill fear, scream 9-11, declare Iraq to be the mother of all battlegrounds against Terra.

Yes, it is time for another "major" speech to be given by our Dear Leader, who these days seems to be fighting a War on Nouns rather than a War on Terror.


During a speech billed by the White House as a major policy address, Bush said if U.S. forces withdraw from Iraq, insurgents would "use the vacuum created by an American retreat to gain control of a country, a base from which to launch attacks and conduct their war against nonradical Muslim governments."

Funny that. They were not trying to do that between 2001 and 2003 when they had lost their base in Afghanistan after our invasion. They were not trying to that before 2001. But they are trying to do that now?

"We're not facing a set of grievances" that can be negotiated, Bush said.

"We're facing a radical ideology with an unalterable objective, to enslave whole nations and intimidate the whole world," he said.

You know, like the Communists! Why, if we leave Vietnam now, all of Southeast Asia will fall to Communism, like tumbling dominoes.

Bush indicated that the public is unaware of many anti-terrorism victories. He said the United States and its allies have disrupted 10 al Qaeda terrorism plots since September 11, 2001, including three inside the United States.

The White House said the U.S. incidents Bush was referring to include a 2003 plot to blow up a New York bridge and the case of Jose Padilla, who is being held by the military as an enemy combatant. Padilla is accused of plotting with al Qaeda to set off a radioactive "dirty bomb."

Details of a third case could not be revealed due to their classified nature, the White House said.

Good job Chimpy. Congratulations on doing your job as President of the United States. But tell me, Smirk, how many of those plots were foiled due to our invasion and occupation of Iraq?


Daily Kos: War For Fear


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