Is Mitch McConnell out of the loop? Does he not understand what is going on in Iraq? He says Republicans are very upset with the Iraqi government because they haven't signed an oil bill or dismantled the Baath Party. The oil bill, which is being cited as one of the "benchmarks" the Iraqis have to overcome, was written in Washington D.C. and blatantly favors the huge oil companies at the expense of the Iraqi people. Of course they haven't signed it. And they probably won't sign it. And if they are ultimately forced to sign it they will rescind it at the first opportunity. And why not? As far as the Baath Party goes, it was dismantled, a horrible mistake. Now we are trying to reinstate much of it. Where has McConnell been? He also said if they ask us to leave we will certainly do so. Where does he get that idea? As I recall, Bush himself once made such an apparently ridiculous claim. It sounds good when you say it, but of course there is no truth to it. We are not going to leave Iraq, even if they sign the oil bill. After all, we have to leave troops there to protect our interests. Even Hillary, Obama, and all the other candidates know this. Talk of leaving Iraq short of being driven out is just more Republican poppycock.
Chuck Hegel has now said that come fall Bush may find himself standing alone. It seems to me he is pretty much standing alone with Cheney already although most Republicans seem unwilling to actually come out and say so. Hegel claims that the 11 who met with Bush only represent the tip of the iceberg. If so the remainder must be staying under water for the time being. What are they waiting for? Apparently September. But as that perennial favorite song of the middle-aged says, "it's a long, long time, from May to September." The way things are going September may never arrive and if it does it may be too late.
It is being claimed by someone or other, who claims to know, that our Generals will revolt if Bush/Cheney keep the "surge" going into next year. Could we be looking forward to an unprecedented military coup here in the U.S.? Things are getting desperate indeed.
Now Cheney says we can talk with Iran, but only about Iraq. That's generous of him. But what if the Iranians want to talk about more than that? I guess Cheney will just tell them what's what. Like, please help us with the situation in Iraq so we can go ahead and steal their oil? Dick the Slimy is even more delusional than Bush. So why does anyone continue to listen to either one of them? By now most everyone seems to know what's happening, that Bush/Cheney have no credibility, and that the situation in Iraq is a complete and total disaster. But so far no one except Kucinich seems willing to try to do anything about it. He did get one more Congressman to sign on to his impeachment bill so there are four now. All the rest of the Congresspersons are still sucking their thumbs and waiting for a miracle to save them from having to actually take some action. The miracle ought to be if any of them get re-elected.
The "war" on poverty lost. The "war" on drugs lost. Vietnam lost. Afghanistan about to be lost. Iraq lost. The U.S./Israeli war against Lebanon lost. But we sure showed those savage people in Grenada and Haiti how powerful we are. Maybe we shouldn't fight so many "wars" until we grow up? We could at least legalize drugs, certainly marijuana, if the pharmaceutical, tobacco, and liquor industries would let us. But no, let us continue this multi billion dollar failure along with our Iraq failure. We have to play the cards we've been dealt, right? Bush was apparently not dealt any cards. He's the greatest loser of all time and there is no chance he's going to give up his record.
Honoruru, I was once told, is full of Hoodrums. So is Washington D.C.