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  •  Victory (3+ / 0-)

    Why has victory proven so elusive? The simple answer is that there is nothing and no one to be victorious over.

    An even simpler answer is that the someone and the something to be victorious over is not in Iraq, but in Washington.  Iraq may or may not be a front in the Great War on Terror, but it is definitely a front in the Great War on Democrats.  It's a front in the Great War on What's Left of the New Deal.  It's a front in the Great War on the American People being waged by the GOP.  That's who we are really "fighting over there so we don't have to fight them over here."  

    Sadly, in this regard, it looks like they're making good progress.

    As for Victory, I suspect the Bushies could declare it pretty much any time they want to, except for one thing:  That would require them to define what victory is, which would mean explaining the real reasons we went in there.  "Real reasons" doesn't mean the ones Li'l Georgie gives in press conferences and State of the Union addresses.  It means the ones Dick Cheney gave -- or was given -- in that closed-door meeting with energy companies in 2001.  (That, of course, was a front in the Great War on Grandma Millie.)

    The Republicans really do believe in their Great War on the American People.  They are willing to spill any amount of blood for it -- especially since that blood will come from the very targets of their Great War.

    The mission really was accomplished.

    "...the big trouble with dumb bastards is that they are too dumb to believe there is such a thing as being smart." -- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

    by Roddy McCorley on Thu May 24, 2007 at 08:37:44 AM PDT

    •  this is the war for Halliburton and oil companies (1+ / 0-)
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      on our tax dollar and human costs... to the benefit of Bush and his Republican supporters.

      Take the oil theft bill off the agenda and watch the iraqis settle with each other and get down to business. Continuing the war would no longer be of interest to Bush's supporters either.

      How can they settle their scores on the oil income when they have such a tiny part of it to fight over - 70-90% of it having been reserved to long term leases for international oil producers.

      This article updates Naomi Klein's reporting from years ago.


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