Thursday, July 21, 2005

The Progress of the War

In a few words, dear readers, the War goes badly. We have lost 1,769 soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen for what was ground of no value, based on a tissue of lies. This started with Bush's assertion that he would take out Saddam if he got elected (this was in 1999, people). Right after Black Tuesday, he demanded to know if Saddam had anything to do with it. According to sources, Tony Blair had to talk Bush into going after al-Qaida first.

One of the buttresses to the argument that Saddam had a nuclear program was that he had tried to buy uranium yellowcake from Niger. Unfortunately, the supporting document was a forgery - and a flimsy one at that. When ex-Ambassador Wilson went public with the news that the Nigerian Yellowcake Deal was a lie, his wife was revealed to be a covert CIA officer. Bad joss, people.

So we went to war, and here we are. Two years after Bush declared that major hostilities were over and some asshole hung a "Mission Accomplished" banner, we are holding onto the tiger's ears with all our might, unwilling to hold on but afraid to let go.

And now the story starts to unravel, and the public - and to an increasing extent the castrati in the media - aren't buying the increasingly feeble attempts to divert attention away from the truth.

I will close this post with the following:

"But if the cause be not good, the king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make, when all those legs and arms and heads, chopped off in battle, shall join together at the latter day and cry all 'We died at such a place;' some swearing, some crying for a surgeon, some upon their wives left poor behind them, some upon the debts they owe, some upon their children rawly left. I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle; for how can they charitably dispose of any thing, when blood is their argument? Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king that led them to it ..."
- Shakespeare, Henry V, Act 4 Scene 1


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