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Not Afraid to Say We Told You So - a response to the Bush regime's quagmire (english)
08 Sep 2003
And by the way, what does he mean by “our work”? Whose idea was this in the first place? I wish these guys would get their terms straight.

As public support in the U.S. for the Bush regime’s occupation of Iraq dwindles and the corporate media turns from blind patriotism to actually covering a little criticism of The Empire’s misdeeds in the Gulf region, many people in the anti-war movement may be tempted to say “we told you so”. It is well they should, because the pleas for reason and sanity that emanated from those quarters, the few lone voices in congress, and some courageous government employees prior to the invasion fell mostly on the deaf ears of a population so indoctrinated that only shock therapy, or something their Mom might say, will bring them around. Back when even the CIA was warning congress that an invasion of Iraq could well lead to MORE terrorism as opposed to less, far too many citizens in the USA were glued to the tube having their brains washed by Faux News and stocking up on chips for the big show. Believe me I know, my own sister turned on her libertarian past and dove gung-ho into the breach.
Well, we told you so! Now the present occupant in the Whitehouse wants to drag us even deeper into this made-to-order quagmire. He said during his speech last night that we should "pay any price, bear any burden" to carry-on with the so-called War on Terrorism. He said: "The terrorists have a strategic goal. They want us to leave Iraq before our work is done. They want to shake the will of the civilized world." It seems to me I recall the civilized world warning Washington about invading Iraq in the first place! This observer hasn’t seen much in the way of civility coming out of the Whitehouse for quite sometime. And by the way, what does he mean by “our work”? Whose idea was this in the first place? I wish these guys would get their terms straight. Bush went on to say: "We are fighting that enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan today, so that we do not meet him again on our own streets, in our own cities." once again implying that Hussein was involved in 9/11. Those who have handed their minds over to the death machine of neo-conservative programming might buy that, but our own intelligence community doesn’t. This guy’s got no shame. He should be selling used cars.
So, aside from the daily carnage, the loss of more young U.S. soldiers and the untold “collateral damage” to innocent lives, the man in the Whitehouse and his handler’s want you to foot the ever increasing bill for this madness as well. The price tag is $87 billion for the first full year of occupation and reconstruction, apparently more than the last sorry-ass quagmire our nation was dragged into in Vietnam, and certainly more than was advertised earlier. Adding insult to injury, now we have more threats from Al Qaeda (just like the CIA said we would) and the "enemies of freedom" appear to be working in the Justice Department as well as in the streets of various foreign nations. Did I mention that WE TOLD YOU SO?
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