Thursday, November 16, 2006

Nature of the Beast

These spots don't change; these colors don't run!

Keep a little of that euphoria from the end of last week in a protected little ball of hope, but erase the rest of it from your emotosac and remember that the job has ony begun and is not 1/4 done.

Here's the latest trial balloon from the pro-War diehards who still control the Executive Branch of our government (oh, and the Judicial) and all those thousands of employees and billions of dollars:
President George Bush has told senior advisers that the US and its allies must make "a last big push" to win the war in Iraq and that instead of beginning a troop withdrawal next year, he may increase US forces by up to 20,000 soldiers, according to sources familiar with the administration's internal deliberations.

Once more, into the breach! What, is he a fucking mo-ron? Or could the reason possibly be...
The "last push" strategy is also intended to give Mr Bush and the Republicans "political time and space" to recover from their election drubbing and prepare for the 2008 presidential campaign, the official said.

Oh, no, not the slaughter of six hundred to a thousand more of our committed young men and women to reinforce the crumbling political facade of a violent criminal gang addicted to power at all costs? That would be just what they're expecting!

Wait, you've been busy recovering from the election and getting back to the kids and work. So what's the update from over there? If you haven't heard much, it must be because it's cooling down in Baghdad, right?
Signs of the abduction were everywhere. A splatter of blood smeared on the gray floor. A black telephone, yanked out of its socket, tangled in a mess of cords. The dirt outlines of boot prints on a door the kidnappers kicked. And at the receptionist desk, next to a pile of papers, a single pink rose, abandoned in the chaos.

This was the scene yesterday at an Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education building, one hour after a small army of 80 gunmen, dressed in police uniforms, staged a swift, brazen daylight raid, seizing scores of employees and visitors.

It was one of the largest mass abductions since the US-led invasion in 2003, startling even by the standards of a nation reeling from sectarian strife, daily bombings, and death squads. The last high-profile mass kidnapping occurred in July, when gunmen seized more than 30 people from an Iraqi Olympics Committee meeting. Six were later released, but the fate of the rest is still unknown.

C'mon, that's just an isolated incident in one isolated section of Iraq! It can't be indicative of a total civil war engulfing the entire country.

Per our top General in the Middle East...

Nothing Will Help.

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