Taking over Iraq was easier than cleaning out a Miami bar on Saturday night. The opposition was far less organized and had smaller armaments, as it turns out. Then came a cascade of stupid mistakes...Decisions were made to channel money to Bush supporters and actually to Dick Cheney himself, in the guise of Halliburton stock options and Mutal fund holdings which appear benign until we learn that the majority of the fund's holdings are in Halliburton derivatives, the Republican idea of a blind trust, so beloved by soon to be Ex Senator Frist, among others.
Immediately after waltzing into Bagdhad, a series of disasterous decisions emanated from Bush's Caliphs. Not only was the National Museum left unguarded, but so were hundreds of thousands of Military weapons and munitions in caches spread around the country. A couple of hundred thousand of Saddam's trained military troops were turned out on the streets with knowlege of those weapons.
The business infrastructure of the country was incapacitated and not allowed to participate in the reconstruction of their own country as American operatives came in charging many times more to do the same tasks that the ordinary Iraqi business infrastructure had depended on for its sustenence. An Iraqi coalition of civil engineering and construction firms put forth a proposal to rebuild the main bridge into Iraq at a cost of a few hundred thousand dollars...The contract was awarded to an American firm for tens of millions.
In simple terms, George Bush destroyed Iraq's Middle class.
Now, even as he wallows in denial, Bush has a civil war on his hands, so virulent that today, hundreds of thousands of formerly successful Iraqi busnessmen have walked out of the country with what is left of their families and a fraction of their belongings. They now work as illegal migrant workers in Jordan, Syria, where ever they can get to for comparative safety. The Country of Iraq is run by it's highly factionalized religious militias and government death squads.
No event so documents this tragedy as Bush's own meeting with his puppet Iraqi President. After an American Military presence longer than World War Two, thousands of American dead and wounded, and hundreds of thousands of iraqi dead...the meeting with America's President could not even be held inside Iraq.
Republican ideology allowed this cascade of events. it is all about getting rich and cares nothing for you and I...Or our Children. it is an ideology of Corporatism and an Aristocracy, and the Constitution of the United States is simply an inconvenient document that stands in their way. We see their mouthpieces complain about our human rights and freedoms as standing in the way of dealing with "Terrorism"...What we must remember is that George Bush and his Republican allies created and fueled that Terrorism with their greed.
They hate your freedoms, and They hate the Constitution, and They, the Republican leadership and its Corporate masters, hate the power of America's Middle class, and they have done everything in their power to destroy it.
Blessed with ethical natures that make scorpions look like Saints, Republicans, such as Newt Gingrich, decry the Constitution that protects us from people just like him. Gingrich has just called for the crippling of the First Amendment to protect us from Terrorists...The founders of this Nation knew that America would have enemies form outside its borders, but they knew well the more insidious threat from within. This is why American leaders must swear an oath to "Protect and defend the Constitution...From all enemies, foreign and Domestic."
It is our Constitution that gurantees Government OF, BY, and FOR the People!
Long may it survive. Now is the time to protect it from the enemies from within, who do not care about health care for the people...Who do not care about a living wage for the people...Who do not care about a clean environment for the People...Who do not care about education for the People...and who do not care about a government For The People.
It is up to us.
At a private reception held at the White House with newly elected lawmakers
shortly after the election, (President) Bush asked (Newly elected Virginia
Senator Jim ) Webb how his son, a Marine lance corporal serving in Iraq, was
Webb responded that he really wanted to see his son brought back
home, said a person who heard about the exchange from Webb.
“I didn’t ask you
that, I asked how he’s doing,” Bush retorted, according to the source.
"Henry Kissinger says the war in Iraq is un-winnable. And if anybody knows how not to win a war its Henry Kissinger." --Jay Leno