Is there a broken recording of President Bush’s speeches that he gives about Iraq?
Speaking to American armed services members in South Carolina, the president said that the unpopular Iraq war is still winnable, and that we’re fighting the terrorists there so we don’t have to fight them here.
“Al Qaeda is in Iraq and they’re there for a reason,” Bush said. “Surrendering the future of Iraq for al Qaeda would be a disaster to our country.”
I’m sorry, but does anyone out there take what this man has to say seriously anymore? It’s like watching a Risk player lose everything but one guy and say he’s still going to win. Or the player with $1 left in Monopoly say they are going to make a comeback to win against an opponent with all the property.
And now Bush is saying al Qaeda’s leader in Iraq has issued an audio statement saying he’s not going to rest until he attacks Washington D.C.
My, my, my, this is starting to sound like the movie “V for Vendetta,” where a masked man “terrorizes” Britain out of their comatose state to see they are being ruled by a dictator. The man, known only as “V,” has set the fifth of November as the day of his reckoning.
The finale of the film is Parliament being leveled by explosives as thousands of Brits watch with music playing in the background.
“Some say that Iraq is not a part of the broader war on terror,” Bush said. “They claim that the organization called al Qaeda in Iraq is an Iraqi phenomenon — that it’s independent of Osama bin Laden and it’s not interested in attacking America. That would be news to Osama bin Laden.”
How does Bush know this? Where’s the evidence that led him to such a conclusion? I’ve seen enough episodes of “C.S.I.” to know there’s something missing here.
And that something is the link between Iraq and al Qaeda. I just watched the video posted of Bush tying together Iraq and al Qaida, and, um, it’s a knot that’s not very tight.
But this war on terror, none of it, has been a tightly tied knot, and it never will be. Why? Because you can’t win a war that’s fought on an idea. We kill Osama bin Laden, and 50 people are right there to take his place. We kill them, and another 100 are there to step up.
It’s a violent circle. And, unless we rid the world of all extremists, we’re fighting a losing battle. I don’t think we should be eliminating anyone from them world, most of all those who have differing views on the way the world works.
Hey, if someone wants to kill me, there’s nothing I can do to prevent that, except stay clear of them. But, I’m not going to live my life in fear that one day it’s all going to be over, because I’m human, and my time’s going to come anyway.
If it’s tomorrow, or 60 years from now, death’s going to get me eventually, so why live in fear of it?
That’s exactly what this administration has built this war on terror thought. Our fear. They milked us for all we were worth after 9/11, and now they have to continue scaring us about another Sept. 11 attack being just around the corner.
But here’s something they aren’t telling us: It’s all smoke and mirrors. And eventually, we’re going to see through the fog, and adjust our eyes to see the real issue that faces this nation: That George W. Bush, and everyone in the White House administration, are the real fear-mongers who will say anything and everything to convince us we should be scared of the threats that lurk around the world.