Oh Goody Gumdrops!
Sunday, October 02, 2005 at 10:33 AM
Dubya is preparing to speak to the country on Thursday, warning that an "early" exit from Iraq would lead to future terror attacks on US soilAdministration officials say that Dubbie's speech will be "significant." Man, I'd give W a quarter if he could even say significant without botching it...
Faced with raging violence in Iraq, a US death toll fast approaching 2,000 troops and rising domestic angst over the course of the war, the Bush national security team is telling Americans that now is not the time to quit.
They compare post-Saddam Hussein Iraq to failed-state Afghanistan, an anarchic swamp where terrorism found a home, and Al-Qaeda plotted the September 11 terror attacks in 2001.
Bush aides have argued for months it is better to fight the "terrorists" like Al-Qaeda frontman Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, in Iraq, than on American streets after another devastating terror attack.
You know, it doesn't matter what the fuck we do in Iraq anymore.
Things have been screwed up so badly for so long, I'd be very surprised if some fanatic didn't stage an attack on U.S. soil. Granted, I'd rather get our troops out of there so as not to lose any additional American lives, but it really doesn't matter if we stay or if we go. Iraq is, to put it bluntly, fucked up.
Bush started this mess, and I can imagine they think it's only right for our troops to stay there and try to clean it up, but I'm afraid it's beyond that. The Sunnis have declared war against the Shiites and the Iraqi government. How in the hell are our troops supposed to stop this?
"If we quit now, we will abandon Iraq's democrats at the time of greatest need," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in a major speech on Friday at Princeton University.
"If we abandon future generations in the Middle East to despair and terror, we also condemn future generations in the United States to insecurity and fear."
Condi, Condi, Condi... It's the Bush administration's FAULT that this is the Iraqi's time of greatest need! They NEED electricity. They NEED running water. They NEED not to get the fuck blown out of them trying to find a job, or going to the market. WHAT are we going to do about THOSE needs?
I'm not saying I know the solution to this mess. I don't know if there is one. (If we go there will be trouble; if we stay it will be double?) I just think that we're in a hopeless situation, and rather than lose more American lives, we get our troops the hell out of Iraq.