Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

The benchmarks in Iraq have been there all along.

By       Message Ed Martin     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It


- Advertisement -

A benchmark is a brass medallion usually imbedded in a concrete bridge abutment, the foundation of a building or a specially poured concrete marker.  It gives the elevation in relation to sea level and is used by surveyors to determine a precise elevation before the start of a job of surveying.  It will say something like - Elevation 660 Feet.

The first thing the surveyor must do, before he starts the job, is locate the benchmark.  It is the basic reference point for all that comes after and is the point on which the validity of the job depends.  If a surveyor doesn't first find the benchmark, the resulting job will be meaningless, a waste of time and effort.

After four years of his war in Iraq, George Bush is just now looking for the benchmarks.  They've been there all along and are still there now, and they still say the same things.  They say such things as - Chaos, Destruction, Death, Civil War, Sectarian Violence, Lots of Innocent Civilian Deaths, Lots of US Soldier's Deaths.

There has never been an Iraqi benchmark that says Democracy.

Bush was told about these benchmarks before he started his war, but he didn't believe they existed.  But they were there.  They are still there.  Everyone in the world, except George Bush, can see them.  He's looking at those Iraqi benchmarks and still refusing to believe what they say.  And, like a surveyor who doesn't first find his benchmark, Bush's job in Iraq is a waste of lives, time, effort and money.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

Ed Martin is an ordinary person who is recovering from being badly over-educated. Born in the middle of the Great Depression, he is not affiliated with nor a member of any political, social or religious organization. He is especially interested in (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Conyers' year of tolerating contempt

Removal of the President from Office

The twelve powers of a President.

You need to read this! Rob Kall's declaration of war

Textbook descriptions of George Bush reveal psychopathy, and much worse.

The worst is yet to come; foreclosure fraud is the banksters' least problem