Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Faith-Based Escalation

...via that thoroughly discredited subgroup of the commentariat known from now on in this space as the Double-Down Dudes. Read about it here.

It's all premised on this assertion: "A few thousand U.S. troops have already been transferred to Baghdad from elsewhere in Iraq. Where more U.S. troops have been deployed, the situation has gotten better." Just as the government asserts that there's no inflation except for everything that costs more, the reason the "situation has gotten better" is here.

No mention by the Double-Downers of needed sacrifice at "this urgent pass" (these must be the really crucial next six months!), no proposals on where to find "substantially more troops," and still no realistic exit strategy after more than three years. We'll just sorta do it.

That's what got us into Iraq, and "by God" it will get us out.


Blogger Azael said...

What we really need is tinker bell pleading with the audience to clap louder at this point.

9/12/2006 8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOW they want to do it, 3 years ago this might have worked. But it is far, far too late in the day for the blood of more Americans to save the day.

9/12/2006 9:34 PM  
Anonymous wendy said...

As long as all those wonderful schools keep popping up, how can we complain?

9/12/2006 10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did anyone else see that idiot musharaff on the box saying words to the effect that the 'focus' in the war on terror has 'shifted' 'from al quaeda to taliban'...he couldnt even come across looking like he believed what he was saying himself...

as for birth pangs condi, she ought to be sent to run the football league forthwith for stuff like this


9/12/2006 11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

psyops, this is shoddy work


9/12/2006 11:41 PM  
Blogger Old Lady said...

I smell burning draft cards!

9/13/2006 10:17 AM  
Anonymous NeilS said...

I think that putting more troops in Iraq would require a draft. If the President suggested that at this time there might not be any Repubicans left in Congress after the midterm elections.

Bush did not ask for sacrifice from Americans right after 9/11 even though he argues that this is the defining conflict of the 21st century. Now it is too late to ask.

This is why we should not elect ignorant people to positions of power. Bush isn't stupid, just ignorant.

9/13/2006 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exist strategy. Didn't you hear:

Top General; Rumsfeld Threatened To "Fire The Next Person" Who Mentioned Iraq Post-War Plan...

9/13/2006 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all to be well in iranq...at least before november


9/13/2006 1:06 PM  
Blogger kaimu said...


There will be a draft ... It is the desire of the Two Party Aristocracy(Rep and Dem)New World Order! Eventually the deciding factor will be if we can financially afford the title "Super Power". The Russians will see to it that we cannot ...

9/14/2006 1:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


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