Thursday, September 06, 2007



OK, so Bush and Cheney started it, the rubber stamp Republicans-- along with a few reactionary Democrats-- allow him to keep it going. But what about future GOP militarist candidate for president, Dave BetrayUs? What have he and the Regime's propaganda agents decided to say about the catastrophic occupation of Iraq? Well, that everything is tough but getting better, getting better all the time. But is anything getting better? No, not at all; it's getting worse by the day. Worse for everyone and in every way.

Today's Washington Post reports that, despite Petraeus' shameful lies, violence is not down at all.
The U.S. military's claim that violence has decreased sharply in Iraq in recent months has come under scrutiny from many experts within and outside the government, who contend that some of the underlying statistics are questionable and selectively ignore negative trends.

Reductions in violence form the centerpiece of the Bush administration's claim that its war strategy is working. In congressional testimony Monday, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, is expected to cite a 75 percent decrease in sectarian attacks. According to senior U.S. military officials in Baghdad, overall attacks in Iraq were down to 960 a week in August, compared with 1,700 a week in June, and civilian casualties had fallen 17 percent between December 2006 and last month. Unofficial Iraqi figures show a similar decrease.

Others who have looked at the full range of U.S. government statistics on violence, however, accuse the military of cherry-picking positive indicators and caution that the numbers -- most of which are classified -- are often confusing and contradictory. "Let's just say that there are several different sources within the administration on violence, and those sources do not agree," Comptroller General David Walker told Congress on Tuesday in releasing a new Government Accountability Office report on Iraq.

And there have been more reports that are bad news for the Bush Regime, bad news for the pathetic pygmies™ seeking to personify Bush's 3rd term, bad news for rubber stamp Republicans and bad news for traitorous Democratic insiders supporting Bush's toxic agenda.

Iraq's army, despite measurable progress, will be unable to take over internal security from U.S. forces in the next 12 to 18 months and "cannot yet meaningfully contribute to denying terrorists safe haven," according to a report on the Iraqi security forces published today.

The report, prepared by a commission of retired senior U.S. military officers, describes the 25,000-member Iraqi national police force and the Interior Ministry, which controls it, as riddled with sectarianism and corruption. The ministry, it says, is "dysfunctional" and is "a ministry in name only." The commission recommended that the national police force be disbanded.

Is there a good solution to the Iraq problem? Other than a war crimes tribunal for Bush and his cronies, the answer is no; all the solutions are horrible. Keeping U.S. troops in Iraq for even one more day than necessary for an orderly and safe withdrawal is criminal-- something most Americans agree with but that almost all Republican elected officials and candidates (and a small handful of reactionary Democrats) disagree with. In fact, some support Bush Regime machinations for a permanent presence in Iraq.

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At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many Democrats will sell out? My guess is slightly over half.

Evil cons have taken over everything - the White House, the Courts, the newspapers and TV and radio, the churches. Even the Democratic Party. Even the voting machine companies.

And soon they will own the internet. DWT and many others will simply disappear.

Sometimes I despair. But I don't give up, I keep giving money and writing letters in the hope that I can help save our country and the world.

At 2:04 PM, Blogger DownWithTyranny said...

It won't be half. I doubt even 40 Democrats will join the Republicans to pass this thing. I've been talking with Democrats all week and I haven't found one who's going to vote for it so far.

At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll see. My money still says it will pass, though.

Is the Democratic Party beyond hope? I really can't tell.

All the power seems to be in the hands of the Pelosis and the Levins, the Clintons and the Reids and the Feinsteins. Real men like Kucinich get laughed at, while the Nelsons and (Zell) Millers get taken seriously. Even the ones labeled "liberal" by the MSM, like Barbara Boxer, are no friends of liberals.

Our entire country is going down the tubes, and 3/4 of the population is too busy watching TV to give a shit.

What is a good citizen to do? Other than fruitlessly ranting on blogs, I mean.

At 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS. Regarding your Dems, a, they might not be telling you the truth, and b, there are plenty of ways to continue the war without leaving fingerprints.

If you want to know what they really think, ask them why they have not sponsored an impeachment resolution, or even seriously investigated the merits thereof.

You know the answer you'll get: "Blah, blah, blather, blather, harrumph, gee I wish I could, etc. etc."

At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel like the woman in the black bikini.

At 6:26 PM, Blogger Dameocrat said...

Yes, the Democrats are hopeless dolts. They'll give it a pass again. Who gives a shit about them. We need to stop the war. The only way to do it is through direct action. Get involved with anti-recruitment drives, and dry up the cannon fodder.


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