Iraq: Enough is Enough - by Glenn MacDonald
"ENOUGH IS ENOUGH" - BRING
BUSH OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY - IRAQ
ADVENTURE DOOMED FROM
THE START - MORE
TROOPS SENT NOW "TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE"
FOR WAR PROFITEERING - NEO-CONS PULLED
PUPPET PRESIDENT - "STAGGERED
WITHDRAWAL" BEST STRATEGY -
DEMAGOGUED WAR ISSUE - BI-PARTISAN PLAN
NEEDED TO END SENSELESS
No, we don't advocate surrender or "cut and run," but the
war in Iraq has turned into another Vietnam, and the best thing we can do now is
stop the senseless bloodshed as soon as possible.
That means a staggered withdrawal over a period of months
that will forestall a rout and still give us time to train the Iraqi Army and
police to hopefully preserve their shaky democracy.
A prolonged presence of American troops, or the President's
"too little, too late" proposal to send 22,000 more Americans into "harm's way,"
will only escalate the violence in Iraq and give Al Qaeda fighters more
incentive to continue the anarchy.
Yes, the Sunni and Shiite sects will continue to battle each
other, much as they will 100 years from now. Our only realistic course is to
concentrate on training Iraqi security forces to do what our soldiers and
Marines have done till now at heavy cost of life.
Combat operations against the enemy and the daily death toll
inflicted on convoys by IED's (improvised explosive devices) can only lead to a
lengthening casualty list. After four years of fighting in Iraq, we have to
face the hard facts. "Victory" on the battlefield is unattainable. Reducing
further loss of life among our brave troops, however, is a realistic
BUSH: AT BEST A "DIMWIT," AT WORST, AN
George W. Bush has often been attacked by his political
enemies as a lightweight. We, sadly, have come to that conclusion as well,
after the President's utterly stupid and self-destructive remarks made just six
days before the November 2006 election.
The man is totally out of touch with reality if he can't
understand the mood of the American people in regard to the obnoxious and
megalomaniacal former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
To say "Rummie" was doing a "fantastic job" and that he
planned to keep the acerbic defense chief on for the rest of his second term,
showed Bush is at best a "dimwit," and at worst, an utter fool. What he was
saying to the electorate was, "I don't care what you think about the way the war
is being run. You're gonna get more of the same." The Republican slaughter at
the polls that resulted less than a week later provided his answer.
Bush's ill-timed and incredibly dumb praise of Rumsfeld -
the worst defense chief since Robert McNamara - cost the GOP at least 10
congressional seats and two senators. One Republican congressman from Conn.
lost his election by just 80 votes. You can imagine his feelings about the
occupant of the White House.
A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION OF DICK
"HALLIBURTON" CHENEY NEEDED
As for Vice-President Dick "Halliburton" Cheney, why hasn't
the mainstream media investigated his obvious conflict-of-interest in
cheerleading an unnecessary and bloody war which has resulted in the defense
contractor where he was CEO reaping billions of dollars in profits?
Does anyone with half a brain doubt that the slimy Cheney,
most corrupt veep since Spiro Agnew, will slide back into his chair as top dog
at Halliburton once he leaves elective office? It is outrageous that this man
can get rich off the death and misery of others. It says in the Bible: "What
does it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his own soul?" How many
more millions from "war profiteering" can Cheney amass before he is satisfied? Is oil worth more than the blood of our war dead?
The Republican Party has been taken hostage by the neo-CONS.
The noble principals for which the GOP once stood have been tossed in the trash
heap. Agnew was ousted before the end of his term. If the Democrats want to
show they do more than talk, Congressional hearings should commence right away
on how we got into Iraq in the first place. Let the chips fall where they
Bush's second term has been a miserable failure and the
potential for even more trouble is right around the corner. He appears hell-bent
on war with Iran or Syria, and that can lead us to absolute disaster. We at
MilitaryCorruption.com support our mission in
Afghanistan, a country where it has been absolutely documented Al Qaeda and our
enemies operate from.
But Iraq is a different story. Did GW want to prove to
"daddy" he could oust big bad Saddam Hussein when King George the 1st could
not? The Iraqi people would have been better off today if they'd remained under
the cruel yoke of their dictator. As incredible as that sounds, it is the
The Democrats have little to be proud of. Many demagogued
the war issue. It's always easy to stand off on the sidelines and toss stones. Politics is a dirty business and the Dems took full advantage of GW's many
mistakes. Now that they are in possession of both the House and the Senate, it
is "put up or shut up time."
Thankfully, self-proclaimed "heroes" like the élitist
snob John Kerry, have fallen by the wayside, but Hillary Clinton, who voted for
the war, stands a good chance of being elected President. Media darling, Barak
Hussein Obama, is the current flavor of the month. But what does anyone really
know about him? Should we all be intimidated into genuflecting before him just
because we don't want to be called "racists?"
Where is a man like Harry Truman when we need