It has been said that the more things change the more they stay the same. I published this posting several years ago. In rereading it, I struck by the similarity of the events of that year and those of today. Seems that the only thing that has changed happens to be the players. Suggesting that things pretty much stay the same.
The American public can not depend on the Republicans or the Democrats to provide a truthful rational for the war in Iraq.This posting will establish the problems with this war and suggest a remedy for this war. It all boils down to rather or not the American public is up to the task.
The war was launched in 2003 based on lies by a Republican government in control of all three branches. The Democrats gave credence to those lies by encouraging the war effort. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, repeatedly said the President made the right decision. During his campaign, he repeatedly said that he would have made the same decision as did President Bush. Kerry promised that if elected he would continue the war polices. Kerry still has not retracted his stance on the war. Of course, today Sen. Kerry is attempting to write new lyrics to his song of war, “if I knew than, what I know now.” He continues to vote to spend more of our money on a war that is not win able. So, as any good capitalists would advise. Put your money where you mouth is. Kerry has done just that! In so doing, he has rendered himself, irrelevant as an agent for change. As is, the Democratic party! That does not mean that the Republican party is relevant to meeting the needs of the American citizenry or bringing about global security.
When the Democrats, decided to marry Republican ideology during Clinton’s presidency. Republicans never thought the marriage would reap such wholesome benefits. Just think, they now have Sen. Joseph Lieberman D-Ct. He’s so Republican in his voting record and support for the war that he has become the go to guy for Republicans when they need help. Lieberman came through big time. Back from a visit to Iraq the Senator said he saw the wisdom of the Bush strategy at work. Which is a strategy of “clear,” “hold,” and “build.” Lieberman reported that he saw advancement in the strategy being made in the clearing and the holding.
The Nazis had the same strategy of “clearing.” They swept away all opposition to their military occupation. Large numbers of Iraqi civilians have been killed. Buildings where journalists work from have been bombed, and journalists murdered as a result from those bombings. Civilians have been murdered at check points. Many people have been kidnapped, or arrested, and sent to detention centers to be tortured. Evidence is being made available that chemical weapons have been used on civilian populations. The message is clear. Oppose the colonization of Iraq and you will be “cleared” away.
The American President, Sen. Lieberman asserts is correct with his strategy of “holding.” No matter how many American soldiers die. No matter how much money the war costs American citizens the war will continue. The United States will remain and finish the job.
As for the “building” aspect of the Bush strategy, Lieberman as a spokes person for Bush conceded that huge amounts of money has not been accounted for by the Bush puppet regime or by the private American contractors in Iraq. The war is costing the American tax payer $6 billion monthly. Just think what that money could buy for the American public. It’s a shame to waste our money on a criminal war. Provoked by people in government and outside of government with self serving anti American interests
As most know, the unprovoked war of aggression by Nazi Germany was the bases for the criminal indictments as war criminals. The “clearing” or the extermination of millions of people. The commitment to “hold” or steer the course for world domination by Nazism. With the ideal of “building” a pure race.” Those serious crimes against humanity were secondary to the crime of unprovoked aggression. It was the Nazi foundation for the “clearing” (extermination of people) the “holding” (determined prosecution of the war) the “building” (pure race).
Previous wars were referred to as the war to end all wars. This unprovoked war by Bush and his Congress is a war to end all peace. America may never again experience the good will it enjoyed by the world for its help in defeating Nazi Germany. The war was won because of American involvement. This a fact known and appreciated by the world community. America can regain this warmth of affection by ending this war. And if necessary, turn over Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and others as co-conspirators to the world court for the determination of guilt or innocence.
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