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Yes 'we' did.  Bush's war is being planned, - so that we stay in Iraq forever. Karl Rove said it this week... but the media let it pass:

"Presidential advisor Karl Rove blasted Democrats on Friday for even suggesting the U.S. withdraw from Iraq, saying the U.S. can't leave one of the world's largest oil reserves in terrorist hands."

It's not about having a source of oil... it's about controlling the distribution of oil the world over.  It's the pipelines, stupid.....

Never mind.  They're playing the semantics game. Is it "worse" now?  Geez.  It's can't be 'worse' if it wasn't there before.  Buscho made it happen....let's make that really clear.

The real question no one is asking is whether we had the RIGHT to invade a country, kill hundreds of thousands of people, trigger a civil war, cause women to be killed for not wearing veils that had shed for decades, and sacrifice nearly three thousand of our kids....and maim tens of thousands more.

WE DID NOT.  But, never mind.  The game goes on.

Here's a snip of the TVNL blog today:  

America Did Not Make Iraq's Violence "Worse"; We Made it "Happen!"

No matter how hard the media works to keep Americans stupid the people of this great nation remain smarter than they think; only they don't know it. The current message coming out of our media via the people who really run our government is that our presence in Iraq is making the violence in Iraq worse. This is clearly a pre-packaged excuse for bringing troops home and blaming the violence on the Iraqis, al Qaeda, Iran, Syria, the devil, liberals, Michael Moore, Nancy Pelosi, Susan Sarandon, NY Yankee Alex Rodriguez and anyone who did not want to launch this war based on lies. I forgot one...the Dixie Chicks!

Well Americans understand the logic of who really is at fault for the violence; only many of them don't know it. We have laws in this nation that holds bars and bartenders responsible for allowing someone to get so drunk that they cause harm by driving drunk. Parents in this nation are held responsible for the actions of their children and can be arrested if their child commits a crime with their handgun. People in this nation even take issue when criminals are given light sentences by judges and then commit more crimes as soon as they get out of prison. We often become outraged and the "liberal" judge who did not protect society from the criminal.

Americans know that criminals often have support and sometimes they even have sponsors. Americans even realize that sometimes the criminal is sometimes not even the person who committed the crime; sometimes the real criminal is the one who creates a situation where someone who would never have committed a crime commits one. We have seen this in real life and we have seen this in movies. Americans understand this concept better than they realize.

The problem today, thanks to our criminal news media, is that Americans are not viewing the violence in Iraq for what it is. It is a lawless out of control situation that was created by one thing and one thing only; Americas invasion of Iraq....

The rest of the story:

Originally posted to niobe77 on Sun Oct 29, 2006 at 10:15 AM PST.

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  •  from the nytimes, by way of today's az daily star (1+ / 0-)
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    Iraqis See the Little Things Fade Away in War’s Gloom

    “All the elements of society have been dismantled,” said Fawsia Abdul al-Attiya, a sociologist and a professor at Baghdad University. “You are afraid because you are a woman, a man, a Sunni, a Shiite, a Kurd.

    Ms. Khateeb, who runs a program for youths at the center, said she missed the very simple pleasures that gave life its texture.

    “Walking. Riding a bicycle down the street. We gave up so many things we used to do,” she said. “Now we call them accessories.”

    The feeling is particularly intense for those who have lost a close relative, especially a child. Haifa Hassan, an English teacher whose 12-year-old son was kidnapped while he walked home from school this summer and then brutally killed, has a face like a mask. She finds it hard to smile, and when she does, it is more a grimace.

    She has trouble sleeping at night. She tries to nap, but when her husband enters the bedroom, her eyes are often open, staring ahead.

    “My son dies every day,” she said, recalling his small body and neck with rope marks. She left Iraq with her husband and remaining son this month.

    Life has become so hard that many Iraqis find it too painful to partake of the world outside. Houda said she can no longer stomach movies, bright things that show varnished, perfect lives. She has not watched a movie all the way through in more than a year.

    Life was also hard under Saddam Hussein, the women pointed out. Plans were equally impossible to build. But the basic fabric of life, visiting family, attending weddings and funerals, was for the most part intact. Now Iraqis are letting go even of those parts.

    might be a while before that thank you mail starts pouring in. might be never.

    i'm an agnostic, i'd be an atheist if it weren't for mozart

    by rasbobbo on Sun Oct 29, 2006 at 11:04:04 AM PST

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