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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Saturday, February 17, 2007

We're going to be at war forever

On Valentine’s Day, the president gave his first news conference since announcing his planned escalation of the war in Iraq. Naturally, there were questions posed about the troop buildup and the rumors of his planned invasion of Iran. As is his wont, he was evasive on the Iran issue. In the wake of conflicting data from the intelligence community as to the culpability of Iranian leadership in weapons supplied to insurgents in Iraq, dubya danced his usual side-step to answer whether or not we will be invading another sovereign nation any time soon: "Does this mean you're trying to have a pretext for war? No. It means I'm trying to protect our troops."

Apparently, protecting our troops includes dispatching another aircraft carrier to the region, even though the insurgents don’t have a navy, and giving the order to execute any Iranians captured inside Iraq.

In addition, the comments of the Joint Chiefs if Staff, who apparently wasn’t briefed on the administration’s talking points, cast some doubt on the culpability of the Iranian government in the conspiracy to provide insurgence with incendiary devices.

"That does not translate that the Iranian government per se, for sure, is directly involved in doing this," Pace said.

Does this remind you of anything? Like maybe 2003 when, in the midst of worldwide support and economic stability, the Bush administration used the same tactic to convince lot of people that Iraq had WMDs and that Saddam Hussein was a threat to world peace, thus embroiling us in war without end, and plunging our national debt into a hole that it will take generations of sacrifice to emerge.

If we make the same mistake of believing these cretins again, we probably deserve the fate that befalls us.

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