Date registered: Jun 2006
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It was meant to be ironic sarcasm. The point is that after four years of war, we don't even control the capital, and neither does our puppet government. The reality of Iraq is that it is under the control of sectarian militias, who are byding their time until we leave, so that they can establish an Islamic Republic. The government forces are riddled with these guys as well. A lot of them, many from the "greet us as liberator" Shiites, would very much like to kill Mr. Bush, which explains why he had to sneak into a country we have supposedly subdued. This is actually the second time Iraq has invaded Baghdad, the last time they did it, al-Sadr kicked their asses, which is what he will do again if they jack with him.
The saddest thing about watching this spectacle was seeing that Bush has progressed little from "Mission Accomplished". A lifelong corporate shill who has little if any real leadership ability, we once again get more marketing hype instead of substance as Bush once again comes running from the nearest helicopter to cheer on the valiant victorious troops who fight for The Party.
As to the war increasing in intensity, the entire "we killed Zaquari" marketing hype is to take our attention off of that glaring fact. An average of 250 Iraqis are killed each week, coalition casualities are up, and suicide bomb attacks have spread to Kirkuk, while Shiite militias are now battling each other in once-peaceful Basra. The whole country is coming apart.
Last edited by DriveByPoster; 06-14-2006 at 11:40 AM.