Let's see...He's sending either 15,000 or 20,000 troops to "Secure Bagdad".
There's about 135,000 there now so that would SURGE it up to say, 155,000 if we use the big number. That would be, oh, only 10,000 fewer than we had about 18 months ago when the plan was...
Now, normally, when you come out with a new plan, you tell everybody what you're gonna do, and then, after a little planning, you announce how you're gonna do it. A month ago, the President let the world know he was gonna SURGE!
And it only took a month to figure out what plan this surging thing was supposed to accomplish. Bush went on TV and announced that since the USA had totally screwed up those Iraqi's country from top to bottom, it was going to be their fault is they didn't get it fixed ASAP, or we were going to bring our troops home and keep their oil, on top of it.
Just so you'll know, those troops who are being surged over to Iraq won't have the proper body armor either. Or the helmet liners, or a freakin plan, either, but by golly they're gonna SURGE all over the place.
Probably with big old bull's eyes painted on their Humvees.
The reaction all over America has been a resounding...
"Huh? Bush is gonna what? Geez, what a moron."
"Anyone who wants to talk knowledgably about our Iraq misadventure should
pick up Rajiv Chandrasekaran's "Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's
Green Zone." It’s like reading a horror novel. You just want to put your face
down and moan: How could we have let this happen? How could we have been so
As The Washington Post's review notes, Chandrasekaran's book
"methodically documents the baffling ineptitude that dominated U.S.
There was much speculation that the reason Saddam was executed so quickly was so he could not be asked about the genocide of the Jurds with poison gas. The gas precursors were sold to him by American companies with whom Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld were associated.
Originally, the court said that the investigations would proceed without Saddam, however....
“Well, today, an Iraqi judge officially dropped all remaining charges against Saddam Hussein. That’s nice. You don’t want to leave a guy hanging.” - Jay Leno