Let’s Put dubya In A Boxing Ring…

bush just can’t change the record on his speeches. He harps and harps on war with Iran. I say, let’s put the man in a boxing ring if he’s so hot for a war and let him get his rocks off. At least that way none of us have to die for his ignorance. Read On…

Bush Hypes Threat from Iran in Surge “Success” Speech

by Matthew Rothschild

In his speech on Thursday, Bush wasted little time before getting to the ominous subject of Iran.

Time and time again, he lumped the alleged threat from Iran in the same breadth as the one from Al Qaeda, once again fusing enemies in the minds of the American people.

“Serious and complex challenges remain in Iraq, from the presence of Al Qaeda to the destructive influence of Iran,” he said, even before declaring that the surge has “renewed and revived the prospect of success.”

A little later, he said, “Iraq is the convergence point for two of the greatest threats to America in this new century: Al Qaeda and Iran.” (Bush has now elevated Iran over China as the looming threat of the century!)

And in the next paragraph, he said, “If we succeed in Iraq after all that Al Qaeda and Iran have invested there, it would be a historic blow to the global terrorist movement and a severe setback for Iran.”

Al Qaeda-Iran, Al Qaeda-Iran, Al Qaeda-Iran. That is the chant emanating from the White House.

But Bush was not content to be subtle about his belligerence toward Iran.

Listen to the saber rattle:

“The regime in Tehran also has a choice to make,” Bush said. “It can live in peace with its neighbor, enjoy strong economic and cultural and religious ties. Or it can continue to arm and train and fund illegal militant groups, which are terrorizing the Iraqi people and turning them against Iran.

Excuse me while I point out the obvious here, but we seem to be the terrorists over there with animals masquerading as mercenaries raping and killing indiscriminately. OUR government has a lot to answer for, to We the People, as well as those of Iraq. And until these questions are answered, there is NO ROOM for talk of war with Iran.

If Iran makes the right choice, America will encourage a peaceful relationship between Iran and Iraq. Iran makes the wrong choice, America will act to protect our interests, and our troops, and our Iraqi partners.”

Apparently dubya isn’t listening when the American People say No to more War. And especially NO to war with Iran. I don’t know why we are surprised since the man hasn’t listened from day one and has committed more war crimes than Hitler. This peace movement in Iraq has now cost over 4,000 American lives and the cost to innocent Iraqis is immeasurable. It is past time to impeach this tyrant and get him the hell out of office before he can do more damage.

By “America will act,” Bush is making damn clear that he intends to go ahead and bomb Iran.

We can keep telling ourselves that Bush wouldn’t be so foolish as to widen the war to Iran when the one in Iraq is going so badly. But foolishness has never stopped him before.

Regard his words.

They put not only Tehran on notice.

They put Congress and the American people on notice.

This man is planning on waging another illegal war, and we need to do all that we can, nonviolently, to stop him.

Matthew Rothschild is the editor of The Progressive magazine.

© 2008 The Progressive

dubya doesn’t have it upstairs anymore, if he ever did. This is more than just foolishness, this is outright dangerous to America and to her People. Instead of being a leader he is a bully looking for a fight. Well, my suggestion is put him in a ring and let someone kick the shit out of him. That would please me no end. But dragging this country into a war we don’t need is against the standards for the office he stole. Time to do away with this madman.

Another article from CommonDreams.org puts into perspective just how wrong dubya is:

Listen to the General (No Not Petraeus!)

by Dave Lindorff

In a couple days, Americans will be deluged with effusive, praise-filled stories in what passes for news organizations, print and electronic, in the US, quoting Gen. David Petraeus on the glories of his and President Bush’s brilliant so-called “surge” strategy in Iraq.

There will be little critical comment on his report, which will claim that the surge is working but that Iraqi’s “need to do more” to take advantage of the surge in stability to create a stable government in Baghdad.

He will claim, and the media will help him here, that the collapse of President Nouri al-Maliki’s “defining moment” attack on the Mahdi Army of Moqtada al-Sadr in Basra, with 1000 of his crack troops and two leading officers defecting to the other side, and Maliki himself having to be rescued by American troops, was a minor event. He will claim that the rise in violence in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq back to pre-surge levels is of no significance-a statistical aberration.

And President Bush will ask for another $102 billion from Congress to continue funding his catastrophic war in Iraq.

Just to keep our sanity and clarity, it would be good to listen to another general, Lt. General (ret.) William E. Odom, who on April 2 testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Gen. Odom told the committee that the last time he had testified about Iraq was in January of 2007. He had been asked about the “surge”. He said, “Today you are asking if it has worked. Last year I rejected the claim that it was a new strategy. Rather, I said, it is a new tactic used to achieve the same old strategic aim, political stability. And I foresaw no serious prospects for success. I see no reason to change my judgment now. The surge is prolonging instability, not creating the conditions for unity as the president claims.”

Gen. Odom said, “Violence has been temporarily reduced but today there is credible evidence that the political situation is far more fragmented. And currently we see violence surge in Baghdad and Basra. In fact, it has also remained sporadic and significant in several other parts of Iraq over the past year, notwithstanding the notable drop in Baghdad and Anbar Province. More disturbing, Prime Minister Maliki has initiated military action and then dragged in US forces to help his own troops destroy his Shiite competitors. This is a political setback, not a political solution. Such is the result of the surge tactic.

This new war with Iran would give dubya the ability to call martial law and stay in power, bet me it won’t. So doing something now is imperative. We cannot let a madman such as bush continue on this path with impunity. Our lives depend on it. The escalation of aggression towards other countries only makes us look like power hungry bandits. Not an image I can to portray to the world and not one the American People wish to participate in. Whatever planet dubya is living on, let’s not let him destroy this one.

What’s it going to take Congress? Are you listening yet? Can you hear us?

Medicate him, put him in a straight jacket, rubber room, whatever it takes, but get this insanity to stop!


~ by justmytruth on April 12, 2008.

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