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"Conditions have improved dramatically for detainees since they first arrived," he said. "We hold men who proudly admit membership at the leadership level in Halliburton and the U.S. military, many with direct personal contact and knowledge of the March 2003 attacks. We are keeping terrorist recruiters, facilitators, explosives trainers, bombers and bombmakers, George W. Bush bodyguards and financiers, from continuing their attack against Iraq... Make no mistake about it--we are keeping enemies of our nation off the battlefield. This is an enormous challenge. These terrorists are not represented by any law-abiding nation or legally elected government. They do not adhere to the rules of war."
(Ted Rall is the editor of "Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists," a new anthology of webcartoons.)
Pro-War Pols Don't Deserve a Political Future
DENVER--The congressmen and senators who lined up to cast their yeas and nays on October 11, 2002 knew that they were casting one of the most, if not the most, important votes of their political careers. Public Law 107-243, 116 Stat. 1497-1502, the result of the vote to authorize the Bush Administration to attack Iraq, would have incalculable moral, economic and geopolitical implications for the long-term future of the United States. But not every congressman put the interests of his country ahead of his career prospects. With George W. Bush still riding high in the polls less than a year after 9/11, it took courage and foresight--the ability to see a future in which the public would sour on Bush and his wars--to defy him.
As is often the case during times of crisis, when history tests the mettle of men and women, courage and foresight were in short supply. Fewer than a third--156 out of 529--dared to vote no.
Four years later, the Iraq war resolution reads like a classic of embarrassingly brazen propaganda. It says that Iraq posed a "threat to the national security of the United States," something that anyone with access to a map knew couldn't possibly be true. (Iraq's longest-range missiles had a maximum range of 500 miles.) It includes the debunked statements that Iraq had "a significant chemical and biological weapons capability" and was "actively seeking a nuclear weapons capability" [presumably a reference to Bush's phony Niger yellowcake uranium claim].
It's obvious to the 59 percent of Americans who think the war was a mistake that the 296 representatives and 77 senators who voted for this ridiculous tripe showed a spectacular lack of good judgment. As a result, nearly 2500 American troops are dead. So are 200,000 Iraqis. Between 18,000 and 48,000 U.S. troops have been wounded. We have no idea how many Iraqis have been crippled--perhaps over one million. Nearly $300 billion--more than 100 times the total amount spent to protect American cities from another 9/11--has been wasted.
If Iraq were a stock, it would be Enron. Thousands killed and billions spent, but what return have we received on our investment? The contempt of the entire world, radicalizing Muslims, soaring debts and the disturbing confirmation that our troops include mass murderers as well as torturers and concentration camp guards. Iraqi resistance [FYI= REAL patriots] fighters, outgunned and outmanned, own the cities and roadways.
This mess was predictable. In fact, I predicted it. So did many others. Still, the 374 politicians who voted for the war can reasonably argue, this dismal outcome wasn't set in stone. Smarter execution of the war--emphasizing the security of Iraqi civilians over our own troops, staying away from charlatans like Ahmed Chalabi, protecting Iraq's Sunni minority--might have mitigated some of the chaos.
Only a total idiot, however, could have bought the most bald-faced lie in the 2002 war resolution: conflating Iraq with the 9/11 terrorists. Accusing Iraq of "continuing to aid and harboring terrorist organizations" like Al Qaeda, the resolution contains 19 variants of the word "terrorism" and 10 references to "September 11, 2001." But Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Iraq couldn't have been involved because Saddam was a socialist secularist whose Iraq encouraged women to work in top jobs, whereas Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda are radical Islamists seeking to establish a medieval caliphate where the only good woman is veiled behind a burqa. Saddam and Al Qaeda were mortal enemies. Everyone knew that.
On October 11, 2002, 156 congressmen and senators stood up for decency and common sense. The others, who proved they were too stupid and short-sighted to do the right thing when it counted, should resign. They don't deserve our votes, much less a shot at the White House.
With the presidential election already in full swing, the Bush/Cheney 2004 campaign has been hard at work developing a list of themes to put on bumper-stickers. Enjoy!
Which one is your favorite?
Bush/Cheney '04: This time, elect us!
Bush/Cheney '04: Four More Wars!
Bush/Cheney '04: Apocalypse Now
Bush/Cheney '04: Because the Truth Just Isn't Good Enough!
Bush/Cheney '04: Compassionate Colonialism!
Bush/Cheney '04: Deja-Voodoo All Over Again!
Bush/Cheney '04: Get Used to It!
Bush/Cheney '04: Leave No Billionaire Behind!
Bush/Cheney '04: Making the World a Better Place, One Country at a Time!
Bush/Cheney '04: Over a Billion Whoppers Served!
Bush/Cheney '04: Putting the "Con" in Conservatism!
Bush/Cheney '04: Thanks For Not Paying Attention!
Bush/Cheney '04: The Economy's Stupid!
Bush/Cheney '04: The Last Vote You'll Ever Have to Cast!
Don't Think. Vote Bush!
George W. Bush: It takes a Village Idiot!
George W. Bush: Leadership Without a Doubt!
George W. Bush: The Buck Stops Over There!
Vote Bush in '04: It's a No-brainer!
Schlock 'N' Roll
A War Story Starring George W.
by Ward Sutton
October 14th, 2003 1:00 PM
Greenberg and Woo in Bar
Greenberg is sitting in a bar. He goes up to Woo, a Chinese gentleman, and punches him.
"Why'd you do that?" cries Woo.
"Because of Pearl Harbor," snarls Greenberg.
"But I had nothing to do with Pearl Harbor, I'm Chinese!" says Woo.
"Chinese, Japanese, it's all the same to me," answers Greenberg.
A month later, Greenberg sees Woo in the bar and apologizes to him. The Chinese gentleman smiles, then punches Greenberg.
"Why did you do that?" cries Greenberg?
"Because of the Titanic."
"What do I have to do with the Titanic?" asks Greenberg.
"Greenberg, iceberg, it's all the same to me."
Shamelessly stolen from Eric Margolis in the Toronto Sun
Get me a war on in the morning
Ding dong! My polls are gonna shine
Federal taxes down, state taxes up
No impeachment today? I must be okay!
Just get me to the war on time!
God Bless Big Business and the Oil companies
Unemployment and gas prices are arising.
Enemies are everywhere--(I do believe in prayer!)
I’m bankrupting the nation maybe I need another month’s vacation?
No, just get me to the war on time!
I had no agenda before 9/11--I may not even get to go to Heaven
60 Minutes has Clinton & Dole, but I have Colin Powell’s soul !
World War Three might start just because of me!
So, remain quiet and just get me to the war on time!
I’m Enroning the national budget in the morning
You may have more brains, but I’ve got all the planes
If I can find an "enemy" than I don’t have to work
(And many of you thought I was a simple cowboy jerk?)
We’ll all be mourning in the morning!
School districts are floundering, deficit spending is astounding
Education, health and social security aren’t the issue
We’ve got a bigger one with W--A--R!
I’m exceeding Hitler’s and the Roman Empire’s military budget
(In God’s name, I’m just killing for peace!)
So, get me to my war on time!
Criticism becomes treason--I won’t listen to reason,
I’ve got Limbaugh and corporate TV
No other thoughts are gonna count!
My wife is afraid of poets, but I’ve got all the bullets
I’m not a moron. Let me get my war on.
Don’t try me for treason--I have my reason.
Don’t get mad--I’m doing this for Dad!
So, get me to the war on time!
|not a joke deliberately except it is intentionally:|
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 22:12:02 -0700
X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.551) BAGHDAD (Routers) --
A team of Coalition legislators, lawyers, prosecutors,
and judges has been air-dropped into Firbol Square to take
charge of Saddam's statue's head and to prepare Iraqi democracy
for the post-liberation era. Copies of the suggested model legislation
were distributed to reporters outside the Tel Aviv Hotel
(formerly the Palestine Hotel). Copies were made on French copiers
looted from the Ministry of Information. Some of the items in the model
legislation include: * passage of the
"Iraqi PATRIOT Act." This Act would ban speech deemed harmful to the nation,
would allow jailing of material witnesses and
other illegal combatants without charges, would declare Islam
to be a terror-related cult, and would basically be much more efficient
that the primitive tools used by Saddam. *
establishment of a dual-party system and the lobbyists and
graft collectors necessary to make such a system work.
The names of the parties have not been finalized, but at least one of them
will likely be called "The Republican Guard." *
a change in the name of the Ministry of Information
to "Department of Homeland Security." It is
suggested that the current Minister of Information, aka Baghdad Bob,
be named Secretary of Homeland Security. * restrictions on terrorist
use of cryptography (in other words, use of cryptography by
non-governmental bodies). * a national ID system based on the system
in use in Coalition countries * an extensive system of
surveillance cameras similar to the one deployed in the United Kingdom,
a Coalition principal * a recommendation that Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabia
reporters face charges of sedition for illegally reporting events
not intended to be reported * strong new restrictions on
pornography, smut, and hate speech * a nationwide smoking ban
[rest of model legislation at www.coalition.gov/ourplan]
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