Bushies: Talking Out The Side of Their Necks

For years the Bush Administration has been telling the American people that announcing a withdrawal of American forces from Iraq would send a bad signal to the people of Iraq and embolden the terrorist. When Cindy Sheehan called for the withdrawal of American forces the Righties called her a traitor and called her supporters traitors. Over the last couple of weeks the Democrats found a backbone and requested that the Administration lay out a plan to withdraw our troops. Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha called for the immediate withdrawal of American troops and was promptly called a coward by Republican Congresswoman Jean Schmidt. She later apologized but the damage had been done. Later in the week, my Senator, Barak Oboma called for troop reduction in Iraq.

The response by the Administration was typical as they continued to state that we needed to stay the course in Iraq. However, there are some signals from the Bush Administration that they recognize that Iraq is going bad (politically at home and on the ground in Iraq) and it is time to pull out, even while not admitting it. Recently, members of the Bush Administration and the military have been commenting on the progress being made and that a measured pullout of troops is in the works. ?

Isn't a call for measured troop reduction the same thing the Democrats are requesting? Isn't announcing a troop reduction the very thing that the Administration said would embolden the terrorist? Isn't announcing a troop withdrawal the very thing that the Administration said would send a bag signal to the Iraqi people? It is.
So why the the double-talk?

Simple. The 2006 elections are around the corner and the Bush Administration knows that it can't send incumbent Republicans out to defend his policy with 150,000 troops on the ground in Iraq, but it can't be seen as pulling out too soon thereby admitting that its policy to invade Iraq is a failure.

Even if the they don't admit it - and they won't - this is another clear signal that the Bush Doctrine of preemptive war is dead. I personally believed that they lied to get into this war and purposely politicized 9/11 for the cause. Planning for the post-war process was a joke because Donald Rumsfeld wanted to showcase his new military philosophy of a smaller, faster military. So from this point on, we will see the Administration in double-speak mode and doing just what the critics have been calling for him to do while at the same time convincing his supporters that those critics are traitors. He really is a sick bastard.

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8 Responses to Bushies: Talking Out The Side of Their Necks

  1. jaimie Says:
    Liars. They are all Liars.
  2. bold as love Says:
    How do you go from statements saying,"as the need of troops reduces, some will be sent home", to signals of a a troop withdrawl? There is a difference. One involves achieving pre-determined goals, the other is leaving before those goals are met. - Look, you guys did not carry the day when all the voting was done- 2-elections(don't even talk about stolen elections), and the Iraq war vote- so just chill and let those that will and can do the job at hand- aight..... One more thing, times are really hard when intelligent people have to embrace Cindy Sheehan as a symbol---

  3. NewYorkMoments Says:
    Let's face it...these mutherf*ckers didn't even win a real election the last 2 terms...They cheated! They are a bunch of sick liars trying to line their own pockets w/ oil money.
  4. James Manning Says:
    Bold, I think you are overlooking some things. One, I'm not holding up Cindy Sheehan, I'm just pointing out how she was treated after calling for the troops to come home.

    As for withdrawals, Democrats have been saying for months that we should targeted withdrawals from Iraq to force the Iraqi's to stand up and take over security. They were called traitors. Now, the Bush Administration is saying the same thing. If you read some of the articles that I referenced, you will find that the security forces are not even close to what they say that are as most of them are Kurds or Shiite malitias. What is happening now is that the governmnet does not have the means to hold the security forces together and most experts say that that is not going to change anytime soon. So, why the call for withdrawal... it has nothing to do with what is happening on the ground in Iraq but what is happening on the ground in the US. I'll update this with more links.

    There is blog authored by an Iraqi living in Iraq. I think you should check it out. You might find what is being reported here far different than the reality of what Iraqi's are living with.
  5. Cynthia Says:
    I just wish people could accept the facts. I don't even consider myself a Democrat, but I certainly can look at the records of both parties and be objective. There is so much evidence to show that Bush stole both elections that I find it hard to believe reasonable people don't see it or can't accept it. Why is it that moderates can accept the views from the far right, but not the left? Why are people willing to believe lies from either party? This is reprehensible.
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