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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:35 PM
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Battling Bush's Enemies In Iraq
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_ron_full_061229...

"You have many enemies, that know not why they are so, but, like to village curs, bark when their fellows do." -- Shakespeare


Who is the enemy in Iraq who Bush is afraid would launch attacks on the U.S., and why haven't they already done it? Here we are, bogged down in Iraq with our soldiers suffering record numbers of attacks and deaths, and Bush is refusing to leave because he's worried about some future group who would take over the country and find "safe haven" in Iraq to attack the U.S.. I can't think of a greater ignorance than to keep our soldiers engaged in the killing of Iraqis who resist Bush's propped-up regime, just to prevent "extremists" and "radicals" from becoming "emboldened" enough to attack our country some time in the future.

"If we were to not succeed in Iraq, the enemy -- the extremists, the radicals -- would have safe haven from which to launch further attacks, they would be emboldened; they would be in a position to threaten the United States of America," Bush warned reporters after meeting with his national security team Thursday. snip

The invasion of Iraq was a clumsy attempt by President Bush to usurp the power from a vanquished nation of innocents; a suffering class of people who were already devastated by the bombing of the first war, and by the economic sanctions imposed by the U.N. at the insistence of the U.S., which served to enrich Saddam Hussein and steadily impoverish and starve everyone else. This administration pulled the nation into war to compensate for, and to draw attention from, their failure to apprehend the alleged ringleader of the 9-11 attacks. Bush made the appeal to the nation in a manner which exploited our deepest fears as he warned the nation about the potential for a future Iraqi assault on our country, or on our allies, of a magnitude that would far exceed the devastation of the horrendous suicide attack in New York.

Now, Bush has managed to craft a theater of "enemies" in Iraq to parry against as a mimic of the forces who were once able to penetrate our lazy defenses and strike that opportunistic blow of fear Bush so readily embraced in his grab for absolute power. It's not lost on the rest of the world that it is the U.S. invaders and occupiers who most resemble the pernicious danger that Bush says he fears. Is there anyone out there who can fathom his reasoning of destabilizing a country halfway around the world, which never threatened the U.S. in any way, shape, or form, to enhance our security here in America?

Bush has made the U.S. the enemy of a great deal of the world in his overreaching, conniving militarism. He bids us to allow him to continue with his muckraking so that he can, one day, succeed in his ignorant mission. He's creating enemies "over there" -- with scatter-shot violence and aggression against the citizens of Iraq -- just so that one day he can put them down again. It's a warmongering idiot's serendipity; a prescription for a perpetual conflict. Mission . . . to be accomplished.
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