Wednesday, December 06, 2006

This is why we shouldn't have gotten involved...

The Iraq Study Group has finally released its masterpiece of political theory, diligently hidden from public consumption until well after the mid-term elecetion...for all the good it did them. 'We aren't winning in Iraq' it says; so there you have it. We jumped into that situation on false pretenses, fucked it up and now we're losing. Who knew?

There are some people in faraway places like Iowa and Utah where that announcement will forever bear a psycho-spiritual association with the notion of the Democrats coming to power in congress. Some of them won't even understand what any of it means.

"What do you mean we're losing? We're losing? We can't be losing. We've got to be winning. Go America! Go, go, go!"

And then, by the time the republicans finally lose the presidency, and we are withdrawing from Iraq once and for all, whatever unlucky bastard has to follow this moron in a monkey suit that's presently peeling bananas in the oval office, will forever be associated with America's defeat in the middle east. Another terorrist attack will happen and in 20 years, W will be reinvented and mythologized the same way Reagan was.

So...America involved itself in the affairs of another country to suit our own imperial interests. Meanwhile, we have a jackass calling the shots back at HQ who orders Gi Joe to squat low and wide and wait for the kick in the balls. It's so funny...back when W took office, before 9/11, he was content to blow off all sorts of military intelligence sugesting that he should invest more into counter-intelligence, anti-terrorism special forces units and what have you and W figured that, as Comander in Chief, he knew better. He wanted to dump money into a new version of Star Wars. I suppose Reagan's buddies in the defense industry had to get their money back after taking the shot to the gut when Clinton took power and cut off the tap from the public trough that they had been suckling throughout the '80's.

So, in year 1 of W's tenure as Chief Executive village idiot, he pisses away a couple hundred million to those guys who paid for him to get elected to develop some tech that all scientists not on the project payroll agree will most likely not work the way it is marketed, if it works at all. Then 9/11. Then he orchestrates a doomed offensive in Afghanistan; a war ordered against a country that has already proven its ability to outlast anyone with the nerve to set foot on their soil with violent intentions. Did anyone even notice that there has been a new wave of violence in Afghanistan?

To cap it all off, he involves the US military in the largest clusterfuck, so far, in history. Waging war in Mesopotamia, the birthplace of civilization and fucking shit up like it has never been fucked up before.

The big rats have already jumped ship. Powell's gone. Rummys gone. The only one holding out is Condi and that's because she really believes that she got that job because she's the best qualified person for it (you see how pretensious-ass Stanford Education plays out in the real world outside of California?). Republicans, real republicans can smell a fucking loser from 100 yards and so George is spending an inordinate amount of time communicating over the phone these days as his party faithful proceed to avoid him like the fucking plague.

George, The Leper...that has a certain, satisfying ring to it. Perhaps that's how he will be remembered by history...


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