Bush’s Valentine’s Day Message: “I’m Invading Iran. With Love” (February 19, 2007)
Bush’s recent Valentine’s Day press conference did not show much love. Bush sees red again. He is looking for a pretext to invade or bomb another country. Iran. The wellspring of opposition may not stop him.
The House was able to pass a resolution on Friday that contains language challenging the escalation surge:
(1) Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and
(2) Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.
Non-binding according to its terms but pivotal in light of the fierce opposition from Republicans. The Senate Republicans would not even allow a debate on a similar resolution. Congress needs some resolve.
Congress should introduce a resolution to condemn and oppose any invasion or bombing of Iran.
Congress also should introduce a resolution to withdraw the 2002 Resolution Bush used to excuse his invasion of Iraq because it was based on lies and no longer serves any national interest.
The Inspector General of the Pentagon found that Doug Feith, a former Undersecretary of Defense, and his office manipulated pre-war intelligence to heighten fear of a connection between Iraq and al Qaeda.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard said that Barack Obama’s proposal to remove U.S. combat forces from Iraq by March 31, 2008 would create disaster in the Mideast. “If I were running al Qaeda in Iraq,” he whined, “I would put a circle around March 2008 and be praying as many times as possible for a victory, not only for Obama but also for the Democrats.” American timetables are irrelevant to the Iraqis. The Australians as a people are just exactly, precisely like Americans, except that they are smarter, better looking and far more laid back. And they share a common problem with Americans. Wankers in power. Howard has spent too much time in the sun. Let him run al Qaeda. He is out of his league even in Canberra.
The agreement with North Korea is a promising start. Talk. With no conditions. Keep talking.
Abraham Lincoln is reputed to have said: “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”
“We won’t get fooled again.” From the song “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who.
We might get fooled again.
Bumper stickers of the week:
Give War A(nother) Chance–Bush
Laissez les bons temps rouler!