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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:26 AM
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Escalation in Iraq just what Bush needs
Starting a conflict on another front would be difficult for Bush politically, but intensifying the one in Iraq will due as a good substitute. This new escalation is what Bush has always wanted. He ratchets up the terror, his terror, at opportune political moments.

Who knows why the Blackwater security mercenaries were cruising Fallujah like it was Palm Beach.

This escalation is an indication of what Bush intends to do to maintain power in the US. He will just keep ratcheting up the hostilities asking for more troops, which means more commitment, and turning the situation into a world war in the minds of his brain dead constituency. Just yesterday I heard a neo-con asshole on Air America put what is happening now in the category of WWII. This is the ideal Orwellian scenario that Bush has been striving for. He has absolutely no other thing to run on except his manufactured war on terra' so he would be remiss in allowing things to cool off. I think his goal is to escalate it in the hopes he will be able to smother the democratic process. He is not going to allow fair elections, that's a given.

The problem with starting a military draft will be that the politicos kids will be drafted as well unless the legislation can be crafted to exclude them. Not one Repug National Representative has a child in the military and only one Democrat.

Recently Bush attacked the dems for not coming up with a strategy to deal with the shit he has started, then he said the Dems were resorting to partisan bickering.
Let's have more partisan bickering!!

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carolinayellowdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:29 AM
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1. Nancy Waterman predicted an upsurge of violence this month
in Iraq which would lead to an upturn in *'s approval ratings in the SHORT TERM. By June it all goes to hell for him and his impending defeat will be clear to everyone.

May she continue to be proven right!

See The Meeting Room for her posts.
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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:30 AM
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2. No, I think you're totally wrong
Look at how his poll numbers are plummeting. What does that tell you?
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:32 AM
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3. I agree
He sold this as a cakewalk that wouldn't cost us anything. The bloodier things get, the more Murika wants the troops to come home. I don't think this mess is helping * one iota.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:35 AM
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4. I agree. A quagmire is Bush's death knell.
The neocon idiots told the American people it would be a cakewalk, and how happy the Iraqi people would be to see us. While there is a tendency to rally around the leader, that tendency will be completely overcome by the complete and utter disgust at the unraveling of Iraq.
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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:04 PM
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7. IMO Bush doesn't care about poll numbers, he knows
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 07:05 PM by 9215
he is toast anyway. He will "keep" the #s as high as he can but he isn't going to allow someone else to take the reigns of power.

I guess that is really where I differ from alot of others on this.

I don't know if the Blackwater incident was staged or LIHOPed, etc. but that is really not important at this stage. What is important is how Bush will use this escalation to his advantage. Even Jim McDermott is now saying that we cannot leave Iraq without "fixing" the place. Bush has managed to get the entire political spectrum to back him. That, in essence, is what has happened.


Also Bush doesn't care about "winning". He just wants chaos and war to keep up demand for the Military Industrial Complex.
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:36 AM
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5. I have to admit
that the murder of those Blackwater military corporation guys seems fishy.

Have they ever identified the fourth person in that SUV, btw?

...one of them was a Hollywood celebrity is just the kind of martyr for "American Idol" America.

while they went into the area as they did after TEN DAYS of Marine fighting in the city, too.

It's just such a strange moment, and provides such a justification for bombing the place to smithereens...and of course, we have now bombed a wall of a mosque in the city, and civilian casualties are going to increase in this urban warfare, while guerillas can fade away while Marines inflame Sunni factions all over the region.

And who knows, with these attacks in Fallujah, combined with the attacks Sadr is inviting at a time (Thursday) which marks a religious holiday for Shi'ites which is, apparently, also about noting tryanny, so I read...

there could have been all sorts of reasons for various groups to set up those guys..

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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:49 AM
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6. I don't agree, I don't see this helping him politically at all...

but I do believe that they want U.S. bases there, and a puppet gov't so that control of the oil can be assured. I think the inability to get oil pipelines and production going, and the resistance, are two nasty surprises they did not expect.
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