August 21, 2007

bush-vietnamspeech.jpg Bush's speech today tried to re-write our foreign policy disasters from Korea to Vietnam to try and justify his position on the Iraq war. I guess by using the author Graham Greene as some sort of example, Bush wants us to believe that he actually reads books or something....

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Never in his speech did he address the millions of people that were killed or had their lives destroyed while we were fighting. That's why "war" is such a monumental decision for any president to make and the American people can't be lied into such a situation. Leaving a conflict will always result in more death and destruction. Bush left out so many truths in this speech that it's repulsive. Here's the full transcript. In this piece, Nir Rosen says that Iraq No Longer Exists. Why should it matter to the warmongers. To them it's all just collateral damage.

NIR ROSEN: Iraq has been changed irrevocably, I think. I don’t think Iraq even -- you can say it exists anymore. There has been a very effective, systematic ethnic cleansing of Sunnis from Baghdad, of Shias --from areas that are now mostly Shia. But the Sunnis especially have been a target, as have mixed families like the one we just saw. With a name like Omar, he’s distinctly Sunni -- it’s a very Sunni name. You can be executed for having the name Omar alone. And Baghdad is now firmly in the hands of sectarian Shiite militias, and they’re never going to let it on

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