Thursday, April 10, 2008

Starve the Bitch

This just in from confirms what many of us suspected from the very beginning of Bush’s Folly—that those who perpetrated this insane invasion and potentially endless occupation of Iraq haven’t a clue as to what they’re talking about. Nor do they seem to know what they’re doing.

Warmongers lied their way (and the rest of us) into a U.S. war against Iraq; every few months they regurgitate the same disingenuous rhetoric to plead their case before Congress for funds to keep the insanity alive. They put us into a no-win situation and covered up that fact using selectively biased reporting and gross distortions of the truth to camouflage their malfeasance.

The time for Congress to put an end to the disastrous travesty that has become the Iraq occupation is long past due. Congress must reject Bush’s request for additional funds to keep the occupation going (starve the bitch), approve only the funding necessary to ensure the safe and orderly withdrawal of all U.S. Military personnel and equipment from Iraq. More than 60% of Americans and more than 70% of Iraqis want the U.S. occupation of Iraq to end, so end it should; neither nation can long tolerate a continuation of the status quo.

At the same time, Congress must also begin impeachment proceedings against Bush, Cheney, Condi Rice, et al; hold those responsible for the Iraq debacle accountable for their actions.

Finally, Congress must draw up plans for making reparations payments to Iraq for damages inflicted, and put those plans into action a.s.a.p.

There are more important problems than Iraq that demand our immediate attention, but until we get beyond Iraq, all else is on hold.