Monday, March 10, 2008

Dear Supporter of President Bush and Mr. Cheney: Their Policies Fail On Their Own Terms

Dear Supporter of President Bush and Vice President Cheney:

The administrations' policies fail even on their own terms.

What do I mean?

Well, the White House says that "we need to fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here". However, American intelligence agencies have concluded that the Iraq war increases the threat of terrorism (and see this and this).

And Bush and Cheney say that torture is part of the new reality, and that 24's Jack Bauer is the new American role model. However, a former FBI interrogator said torture doesn't work, and it actually breeds terrorism. Indeed, it is well-known by professional interrogators that torture doesn't work. Moreover, torture by Americans endangers all American troops (if they are captured, it will be pay-back time).

And the guys in charge think that America can control the world (for good) by fighting wars on multiple fronts using the "Rumsfeld Doctrine". Specifically, Rummie replaced the "Powell Doctrine" (going into war with overwhelming force) with a new empire-friendly doctrine of sending in few troops in many theaters with few supplies but a lot of high-tech toys and air campaigns. Guess what? It doesn't work.

Just look at Iraq. We bombed the snot out of them during the initial shock and awe phase, but they did something really sneaky: they hid until the bombing campaign was over. Then they came out and started shooting at our boys. Oh, and those bombs turned the entire population into part of the "resistance", because -- surprise, surprise -- killing and maiming a bunch of kids and innocent civilians seems to do that for some reason.

And our soldiers are getting killed due to Rummie's theory that you can lightly provision the troops.

I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney's policies fail on their own terms.


Blogger JD said...

Great post. We will keep shouting it from the mountaintops, but I get the sense that the remaining supporters of the commander guy and Shooter are not going to be swayed by facts or truth. They have gone blind in their worship of King George and his puppet master and are unable to see reality.

7:58 PM  
Blogger In Case You Missed It said...

George Washington,

This idea sounds like it should make sense and is a common line from the media but I think you actually miss the mark here on what the ugly, cold truth actually is. The ugly truth is that the war is going pretty much as planned. Think of Iraq like a giant bee's nest with 3 different types of bee's all living in one place. You swat the crap out of the nest and arm all the bee's and let them all go after each other with some help from us. Meanwhile the honey is there for the taking and once the bee's are mostly dead - you install the puppet government and start rebuilding the country the way you want it to be and the whole thing can be called a success that took a while. The ORB polling agency concluded that over 1.2 million Iraqi people have been killed because of the war so far. Think of the enormous amounts of money made by weapons manufacturers defense contractors, The Carlyle Group - not even mentioning the other obvious beneficiaries like Haliburton, Big oil etc... They all prosper more the longer the war lasts. See if the war had actually gone smoothly and everything was mostly under control - then the call to withdraw troops would be too loud for them to ignore. But now they can establish permanent bases and continue the war by using the line: "Well if we pull everyone out then chaos will ensue and the terrorists will win." By making themselves look like they were incompetent in planning the war it hides the fact that they are actually succeeding in a mass genocide and raping of Iraq's resources. This is why Bush is the perfect President for their cause - people all believe that he is totally incompetent and therefore assume that everyone associated with him is incompetent as well. And everything gets checked off as incompetent. Not an evil well crafted plan for mass murder and theft. And I believe they do still plan to conduct additional theatre wars around the world - you watch and see.

12:17 AM  

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