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“Liberals” don’t understand what’s really happening.

He can say that he’ll get Osama bin Laden, dead or alive.  After all, Osama attacked the US or at least sent some of his henchmen, now dead henchmen, to do it.  And you know why?  Because they hate us for our freedom, that’s why. I guess it didn’t occur to them to look for another kind of freedom if they hate ours so much.

Then he took a turn Northeast and said that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and worked with Al Qaeda to take out the WTC and the Pentagon.  He ought to know.

He can say that he’ll disarm Iraq.

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He can say that he is exhausting all “diplomatic” avenues while Blair’s cabinet is telling each other quite another story.  Has anyone heard of The Downing Street Memos?  I heard about these memos a long time ago.  There are a couple of web sites.  After Downing Street something or another.

Oh, well, the mainstream media did a commercial advertisement about them and that was the name of that tune.

Has anyone read a book called “Against All Enemies” by Richard Clarke?  It's a good book.  Clarke worked for The Regime on September 11, 2001.  That’s the day 19 men of Middle Eastern descent flew some commercial jets into The World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  Oh, yeah, I mentioned that.  Bush was exhausting something or another, right?  That’s right.  Now I remember.

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Well, anyway, Clarke said that he was told to investigate Iraq after 9/11.  But Bush had just finished saying that bin Laden and Al Qaeda did the damage.  Oh, and the Taliban was involved too.  He never told the American people about Iraq.  Well, he never told them, he just started talking about it.  He started, Condi Rice started, Rumsfeld and Cheney were all too eager to start talking about it.

Bin Laden, the Taliban, Afghanistan, you know, where bin Laden lived, trained and found cover, was nowhere near as important as Saddam Hussein.  He had some sort of weapons that made mushrooms or something and all those people, The Regime, scared the sh*t out of Americans with stories of weapons and mushrooms and we needed to stop Saddam from launching those mushrooms and the American people knew that those mushrooms and what happened on 9/11 were connected, maybe organically, who knows.

He can say that Saddam was a tyrant and Iraqis really want Democracy.  He can say this as the mushrooms are sliding down the Teflon.  What mushrooms?  What weapons?  What diplomacy?  What bin Laden?  What Afghanistan?  What Taliban?

Support the troops.  Support the troops.  That’s the ticket.  Iraqis want Democracy. I don’t know.  I never heard any Iraqis say they want Democracy, but they’re grateful just the same.  I was convinced the day I saw that statue of Saddam fall in Saddam square on Saddam Boulevard.  It was then that Americans believed that purple fingers were the underlying reasons for our sending troops that need supporting.

Our troops are fighting for our way of life.  The freedom to say what we dare say is being protected by purple fingers and troops that need supporting.  If that wasn’t happening, we couldn't write articles about Teflon.

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Michael Bonanno is an associate editor for OpEdNews.

He is also a published poet, essayist and musician who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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