Friday, January 11, 2008

The First Anniversary of Bush's Surge

Today has been the anniversary of Bush’s surge in Iraq. Clearly there is no political reconciliation in Iraq so the surge is and always will be a failure no matter how many times Joe Lieberman and John McCain proclaim it so. This has been an immoral war started by neocon warmongers and the end result at this point is that the Iraqi people have suffered dearly for our sins.
It seems like it was only yesterday that the loyal Bushies started to spew their lies about the surge this and the surge that. And as more and more American kids died, and our monthly bill to fund this mistake rose to $15 billion, we started hearing about how the surge was working. Professional blowhard William Kristol recently claimed that the reason John McCain won the New Hampshire primary was because the surge is working.

This analysis from Crooks and Liars shows the opposite. Just how many of the goals of the surge have actually been met? How many have been partially met? We continue to pour billions of dollars and hundreds of lives down an bottomless hole and we do so to assauge the ego of the man-child who broke the place in the first place.

The only way you can explain Bush's continued 30 percent approval rating in the face of all the mistakes he has made is to realize that 30 percent of the American public gets their form of "news" from the Fox Opinion Network. You can be certain that Fox will not present the information in the Crooks and Liars post in any of their news casts. Instead we'll get more of the rosy scenario that the Bushies spew.

And more dollars will be wasted and more American kids killed, and the Islamic world will continue to hate the United States.

Wake up sheeple.

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