Date registered: Sep 2004
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Location: Planet Houston
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Horrendous Loss of Innocent Life in Baghdad
It has become important for our President to portray Iraq as a nation steadily improving to us rubes back home, and as being rebuilt by the wonderful Americans who have come to help them, to the Iraqis, who quit believing it a while ago. Central to this is the publicizing of our "rebuilding" program, which several military people have said is a ridiculous enterprise to be engaged in, in the middle of a war. With the exception of the Bush propaganda machine, it has now become apparent to everyone that both a civil war and a major uprising against US occupiers is in full swing in Iraq. One general said the "rebuilding program" makes about as much sense as painting a house while it is on fire, and it is the first war he had ever seen where the rebuilding happend during the war instead of after it. Today we got a horrible example of this, as the propaganda powers in Iraq tried to make a positive-spin media event out of opening a new sewage treatment plant, complete with flag-waving school children. 35 of these children died in a horrific car bomb attack, and more are dying of their wounds by the hour. Isn't it time we just stop all the spin, all the horseshit, and admit that we blew any chance to rebuild this country with our gross miscalculations and mismanagement of the occupation, and that we admit that we set up conditions to allow a strong well-armed resistance to take root and prosper, and that we are now engaged in a bloody war with these people? Isn't it time to cut the propaganda shows, the political lying to the American people about us "making progress in Iraq", and to get our civilians out of this war zone, and to stop trying to tell the Iraqis that its raining while we piss in their ear ? In other words, how many more people have to get killed for spin?