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The Bush/Petraeus Fantasy Fizzle The flat tire "surge" just got flatter, as Americans, queued up to take swipes at the liars, fools and fairy-tale spinners. The president's speech was melting his support faster than a Butterfat rich ice cream cone in 95 degree sunny heat! The poll statistics I include, herein are staggeringly in favor of a new approach-a peace group to negotiate with all concerned in Iraq. Melting fast According to every unbiased news service in every country, the old Bushites shell game is history; at least 53% of Americans do not trust General David Petraeus' assessment of the "Surge." Even CNN's poll showed 54% of Americans believe the "Surge is failing and is not ending the violence in Iraq. There has been no "Surge" ion the polls for the Bushites feeble and transparent efforts to "...keep troops in Iraq to quell the violence and secure democracy..." when the truth is that they want the troops to stay at least until they secure the oil rights to 99% of the profit on Iraqi oil.

They want our fighting men and women to be baby-sitters for the oil companies to screw us over with gasoline process at 7800%-9000% profit, while they make trillions bleeding America's citizenry and then they move their headquarters to a mountain top bunker to avoid the fate of Marie Antoinette. Petraeus spent Monday trying, in vain, to convince Congress the situation in Iraq has improved. The air was thick with the odor of Bull Manure, as the usual suspects lined up to support more BS. Among them the increasingly impotent and unbelievable and un-immortal words of Rudy Giuliani and here quoted, the once highly respected, Senator John McCain of Arizona, "In a short period of time, we have seen significant success." McCain is another failed and failing also ran for the presidency whose credibility has slithered increasingly, matched only by that of the prostituted word of Rudy G. who isn't even pulling a significant share of the American Italian vote, or the Catholic vote. Before the President's speech, before the testimony of General Petraeus 26% of Americans polled by CBS News approved of President Bush's handling of Iraq. After the speech, 25% approved. Before either the speech or the testimony, 37%-41% of Americans believed the United States did the right thing to take military action in Iraq. After the speech, 35%-39% said it was the right thing. The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press poll found 54% -56.5% of Americans want the U.S. to bring its troops home as soon as possible -- that's the same as in July. Only among conservative Republican's, did the polls show an increase of support-some people would do anything to prove they were not wrong. President Bush's overall job approval hardly changed. It was 26%-30% before the speech and 25.5%-29% after his speech Interestingly, the Neo-con belchers were saying that Americans trust General Petraeus and do not want his credibility questioned. That the event (the Surge and it's aftermath) would be as significant as 9/11 and reinvigorate the support for the war (and hopefully, for the oil traders, for stealing Iraqi oil) oops, they were ever so WRONG!! THANK THE GOOD LORD! Instead the figures are devastating to Republicans: The AP poll showed that only 27% supported the present path, while the percentage of Americans who want us out completely in several polls varied from 65%-69%-73% But the most revealing example of stubbornness and stupidity is hard core Neo-cons, who are so out of touch that only a tiny minority of Americans cling to the fantasy that Bush did the right thing by attacking Iraq (about 17%) and actually believe General Petraeus' claims that "the surge has made things in Iraq better." The General now has about the same level of believability as the others whose heads are, Ostrich-like, in places where the Sun don't shine. Ah, well, ice cream personalities, melt rather quickly in strong sunlight, like Tutti-frutti-Rudy, Willi-wanni-Giuliani, and Sean Hannity in the week leading up to the "Surge" report, found it "despicable" that Hillary Clinton should suggest The General's claims of Progress were not reliable. Therefore, I guess the vast majority of Americans are as just as "despicable," as 69%-73% do not believe General Petraeus' Progress fantasies are so much smoke. YESSIRREE, the week was a big win for President Bush and his Iraq policy. (Just kidding) as 69%-73% see no progress whatsoever among Iraqi's and there may be good reason for that. The Iraqi's are showing strong and courageous resistance to handing over to American an Brit Oil companies their oil profits, and the Neo-con mafia response is to allow mercenaries to continue killing Iraqi citizens until they beg us "to help them" by staying and killing more citizens. The percentage of Americans who believe that some members of the administration are using Mob tactics to steal oil by promoting violence to intimidate the Iraqi Government to submit to giving American and Brit Oil companies 99% of the oil profits and royalties has been growing by leaps and bounds. What was once considered by MSM to be just another "conspiracy theory," is making considerable inroads into the public consciousness. Rep. Janice Schakowsky, D-Illinois, says, "The reason for the surge was promoted by the president and by Gen. Petraeus as creating the space for political settlements in Iraq, which have not only not happened, but we've even seen steps backward," My Take The most recent USA Today-Gallup poll finds that People feel the U.S. is not putting strong enough emphasis on finding political solutions in Iraq. I say we need to do the following: send Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and a few other non-republicans over to create a peace treaty between the warring factions in Iraq and to kick Halliburton and all of the mercenaries out of the country and the surrounding regions including Afghanistan. We should then bar American Oil companies from receiving ANY profits or royalties from Iraq oil and kick them out of the country as well. I was in a restaurant in a very conservative college town recently, which is dominated by a Christian Right University and yet I heard a group of young people, some of which were divinity students according to their chatter, but whom I could not see because of the way in which the booths were set up and where I was sitting, saying things like this: I think to avoid future wars for oil; we should nationalize the American oil companies. I further believe we should charge Halliburton with every crime we can think of and give them 24 hours to return all of their employees to the USA or face invasion by our troops. To think that we Christians supported this horror is a shameful, Travesty! There was NO counter response. THAT is a very significant thing to hear in such a place!

 

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