In a widely leaked/anticipated announcement to be made from the White House, President George W. Bush will again be playing the Emperor who had no clothes.
Announcing an increase of approximately 21,000 more American troops in Iraq, he will tear to shreds the remnants of the Rumsfeld Doctrine which the fired Secretary wanted to leave as his Pentagon legacy. Recall the RMA (Revolution in Military Affairs) – less soldiers, better equipment that might ostensibly be translated into a leaner, meaner fighting machine?
Reverting to the Powell Doctrine he will also reply to James Bakers’ Iraq Study Group Report (also known as Baker-Hamilton Commission.) thus reinforcing the lingering neoconzix influence in his lame duck Presidency. It is suggested that he preferred to listen to Frederick Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute and his plan, titled Choosing Victory: A Plan for Success in Iraq.
Look out for the following from the President’s speech this evening:
* Train and transfer power (and more blame) to the Iraqi soldiers. Let them patrol and let Iraqis kill each other (No the report never said this in as many words – my conjecture.)
* Assign more US Troops in key Baghdad Area. On US Networks, at least the Baghdad area should appear less violent. Embed US troops with Iraqis. Let us show them Iraqis how violence can be curbed.
* Dangle re-establishment of ‘security’ to be followed by economic development and reconstruction of the infrastructure that we destroyed in the first place (no, the report made no such admission, again my conjecture.)
This lame duck President is ‘under the influence’ – not of alcohol which he has reputedly quit – but under the influence of unabated bad advice from the neoconzix. His lack of common sense, his ignorance of ground realities, his ignorance of geopolitics is of imbecilic proportions.
Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty non-signatory Israel has leaked Plans for a Nuclear Attack on Iran aimed at NNPT signatory Iran’s uranium enrichment plants, citing them as a threat to Israel’s survival. President Ahmadinejad is shouting about wiping away Israel.
President Bush has already ordered the USS John C. Stennis strike group into the Persian Gulf with nuclear armed missiles and minesweepers. The connection between aiding Israel in its quest and overcoming the possible blockade of the Persian Gulf by Iran is obvious. The Persian Gulf is the oil bloodline for nearly 35% of world oil shipments.
Instead of acting as an statesman and calming the turmoil in our world, this puppet President is lobbing incendiary bombs in an already volatile region of the world. If he is allowed to get away with this scheme he will ensure a bloody heritage not only for today’s young GIs but also for the incoming administration.Powered by Sidelines