Monthly Archives: March 2008
I don’t want to blow the surprise..so go here and look at what we all should be sending that bag of batshit. Peter always has a way with words and pictures..and this one is the best of all.
He also has a beautiful post up about the death of Dith Pran. If you don’t know who that is..you friggin should damn it.
Peter thank you, kind sir, for being part of my blogging life. I heart you so much.
My favorite time of the year is here..BASEBALL!!!!!
Now, I know many of you probably aren’t big fans of professional sports. Well, I can only say..my condolences..its a wonderful diversion to the day to day hell we live as political bloggers..and citizens of these here United States. The Washington Nationals..aka the gNats..opened their season last night in their brand-spanking-new stadium. Guess who tossed out the first pitch..go ahead..guess..
Ok..It was Georgie boy..yes, our Idiot-in-Chief. And the sumbitch was booed like there was no tomorrow folks!
Warms the cockles of my little black heart don’t ya know?
At least he didn’t put a hex on the gNats..they won in the bottom of the ninth inning on a homer by Ryan Zimmerman. Damn, I knew I should of picked him up in one of those nine friggin leagues I am in. Damn it!
i just hope my Padres win tonight…I had enough bad news last week to last me the rest of the friggin year. Go PADRES!
We will now resume our normal political bitchfest m’dear reader 🙂 A hug and a hat tip to Betmo for turning me on to Bush’s boofest 😉
A tip of the hat to Tom over at Bring it On! for this video 😉
He is known as a realist. To that end, his OpEd today in the Washington Post is interesting and well written. He seems to agree that we must end our occupation of Iraq, but there are of course inherent consequences to that action no matter when we get the fuck outta there. Some choice quotes I latched onto:
The contrast between the Democratic argument for ending the war and the Republican argument for continuing is sharp and dramatic. The case for terminating the war is based on its prohibitive and tangible costs, while the case for “staying the course” draws heavily on shadowy fears of the unknown and relies on worst-case scenarios. President Bush’s and Sen. John McCain’s forecasts of regional catastrophe are quite reminiscent of the predictions of “falling dominoes” that were used to justify continued U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Neither has provided any real evidence that ending the war would mean disaster, but their fear-mongering makes prolonging it easier. (Emphasis mine)
And then there is this:
Contrary to Republican claims that our departure will mean calamity, a sensibly conducted disengagement will actually make Iraq more stable over the long term. The impasse in Shiite-Sunni relations is in large part the sour byproduct of the destructive U.S. occupation, which breeds Iraqi dependency even as it shatters Iraqi society. In this context, so highly reminiscent of the British colonial era, the longer we stay in Iraq, the less incentive various contending groups will have to compromise and the more reason simply to sit back. A serious dialogue with the Iraqi leaders about the forthcoming U.S. disengagement would shake them out of their stupor.
He ends with this:
We started this war rashly, but we must end our involvement responsibly. And end it we must. The alternative is a fear-driven policy paralysis that perpetuates the war — to America’s historic detriment.
I still say..we will have substantial amounts of troops there five years from now. What say you m’dear reader?
Back as far as 2004, plenty of stories came out about the millions of weapons that went missing in Iraq. Check out the crazy bastard in the photo..I think his boys are well-armed at this point in time.
So, I do believe those weapons have been found. They are in the hands of the…cough..militia in Basra and of course that batshit crazy sumbitch Al-Sadr and his wingnuts known as the Mahdi Army. Although we were told that nothing big was missing back then..that appears to be bullshit my dear reader as the Green Zone is currently under siege. Rockets are blasting away at American zones like the Embassy there. From the Salon link:
Reuters reported that a giant column of black smoke could be seen near the U.S. Embassy after what was believed to be a mortar strike on a former palace of Saddam that is being used as a headquarters for American civilian and military personnel. However, an embassy spokeswoman said there had been no serious injuries or deaths as a result of the attack. Four people, including two U.S. civilians, were wounded by mortar attacks in the Green Zone Wednesday.
Then of course, there is the mini-war taking place in Basra. Al-Sadr has told Maliki to fuck off and refuses to disarm his militia as noted in the picture above.
A Channel 4 news report out of England. At the Five minute point..the British dude admits that the city of Basra has always been controlled by the militias. Isn’t that just fucking grand? From one of the damn links in this post:
In an interview on Al Jazeera TV, Sadr said Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s U.S.-backed government was worse than the regime of Saddam Hussein, who is believed to have ordered the assassination of Sadr’s father, Ayatollah Mohammed Sadeq Sadr, in 1999.
Sadr did not renounce a cease-fire he called for his Mahdi Army militia in August, but he said anyone facing foreign occupation had the right to armed resistance.
The bat guano is hitting the fan in Iraq. How is that hand-over to Iraqi’s going for ya Bush? Are they standing up so we can stand down? If King George tells us one more time how great it’s going in Iraq, I will throw something at my tv. When it’s Shiite vs Shiite..it ain’t good.
In Basra, where masked, heavily armed militiamen ruled most streets, residents remained afraid to venture out, even though a curfew was eased during the day. One said they risked being caught in cross-fire, or shot by Iraqi army snipers who could mistake them for militiamen or shot by gunmen guarding the areas they controlled.
Send Lawyers Guns and Money..the shit has hit the fan…again.
Update: Al-Sadr sees the writing on the wall apparently and has issued a statement that he wants all his batshit crazy compadres released..then he will call an end to the fighting..yeah right. I think we have heard this one before..