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Some Tough-Talking Republicans

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I was watching 'Meet The Press' this past Sunday morning and happened to catch this piece of sh*t sitting next to Steny Hoyer trying to tell us how we should support the President and the mission in Iraq. John Boehner (R-Ohio) opened his mouth and all I heard were White House talking points about how we need victory in Iraq, success, the consequences of failure, and the like. Then, on Tuesday I read this article off of Yahoo news quoting Boehner saying:
"We will embolden terrorists in every corner in the world. We will give Iran free access to the Middle East, [snip] And who doesn't believe the terrorists will just follow our troops home?"
I guess when our troops come home, they'll leave a trail of breadcrumbs. Let me set you straight, Mr. Boehner... We are not at war with Iraq. There IS a war going on, but it's not OUR war. It's THEIR civil war. Yes, we caused it by overthrowing their existing government which was keeping order, but it's not our war. We are not at war with Iraq, we are at occupation in Iraq. It's unfortunate you're too stupid to understand that occupying a foreign country is not something which can be won or lost. There will be no victory, and there will be no defeat. The best that we can hope for is to resolve this crisis and save face. Unfortunately, even that hope will have to wait for the next president. THIS president, along with his cronies and arrogance, have made it quite certain that resolution of this conflict will not happen in his tenure. You Mr. Boehner, are a typical Republican parrot without a compassionate bone in your body. You drank the Kool-aid and bought into all the typical right-wing jive which has damaged this world, killed/maimed countless innocent people, and trampled all over our Constitution to diminish the Democracy we cherish. Our freedoms, rights, liberties, and privacies have one-by-one disappeared into oblivion. Quoted in that same article is another right-wing dipstick who has no original thoughts of his own - David Dreier (R-Calif). How about these for talking points:
"We go to war to win, we go to war with a mission. [snip] We dishonor the lives of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice if we in fact abandon that mission. .... We have a duty to pursue nothing less than victory."
Gee, where have I heard that before? The drumbeat of war against Iran Yes, it's déjà vu all over again. The threatening rhetoric. The kidnapping of foreign nationals. The accusations. The arrogance. We must protect our troops and prevail!!! This week the Bush Administration, along with their shills and puppets, continued to build their case for conquering Iran. Now they're claiming the Iranians are fueling the Iraqi Shiia who are killing American soldiers. They had some kind of trumped up news conference where the sources were anonymous, the reporters were not allowed to take pictures, and they had their cell phones confiscated. Then, after claiming the Iranian government was involved, they even backed off on that. Okay. So, some Shiite militias are fueled with Iranian-supplied weapons. What else is new? Is that a reason to attack Iran? Does it matter at all that the bulk of the Sunni munitions are supplied by Saudi Arabia? And that the bulk of attacks on American soldiers are from the Sunni insurgents? Gee, I wonder why Bush isn't talking tough with Saudi Arabia? It can't be because Bush is in bed with the Saudi royal family, could it?
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Scott Shuster is a progressive columnist, publishing since May of 2005. His liberal ideology is a refreshing diversion from 'politics as usual' in Washington.
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