Category Archives: Iraq

The Iraq war is over? Nigga please!!!

Yes I used the ‘N’ word, as a brown bitch I feel I can do that and fuck anyone that says different…and Obama used a lot of words that were bullshit in a bucket tonight during his prime time speechifying on the…cough..War in Iraq. From Obama and his minions I get this horseshit tonight:

As Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, our commitment to a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq continues. Under Operation New Dawn, a transitional force of U.S. troops will remain to advise and assist Iraqi forces, protect our civilians on the ground, and pursue targeted counterterrorism efforts.

There is NO democracy in Iraq, they are NOT civil, stable or self-fucking-reliant…civil war will break out sooner than later…Maliki was not elected yet he runs the country. What other realities do you need to know to realize that Obama didn’t do much of anything but continue the Bush43 Bullshit.From Obama’s speech, via McClatchy:

As we do, I’m mindful that the Iraq war has been a contentious issue at home. Here, too, it’s time to turn the page. This afternoon, I spoke to former President George W. Bush. It’s well known that he and I disagreed about the war from its outset. Yet no one can doubt President Bush’s support for our troops, or his love of country and commitment to our security. As I’ve said, there were patriots who supported this war, and patriots who opposed it. And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women, and our hopes for Iraqis’ future.

Obama praised Bush43…are you friggin kidding me? Bush43 and his henchman used 935 lies to drag us into Iraq. The Big O made a huge speechifying moment over pulling out around 100,000 soldiers but still leaving 50,000 of our citizens behind. The Big O never said anything about ‘winning’ the war in Iraq…because anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows there was no reason to enter and decimate Iraq…other than they had a nasty-ass dictator that had dissed Bush the First.

So yes…berate me for using the ‘n’ word on The Big O…fuck him and fuck his warmongering agenda…bastard ain’t no better than Bush the Second…and that’s a fucking fact jack. Tonight he was nothing more than a jive ass….well…you know..But wtf will you do about the lies and fuckery spewed by our President and his administration tonight during a prime time address..or the former Pres and his administration of assholes that perpetuated this horseshit on us and the people of Iraq?

Those fuckers ‘leading’ Iraq never met any benchmarks…none. That was all bullshit too. 

Richard Engel on what now for Iraq, from Rachel’s show tonight.

Is it over? Biden in Baghdad to celebrate w/Maliki and Company

Joe Biden is celebrating with the so-called government of Iraq today, commemorating the end of our ..cough..military mission there. From the CNN link:

Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq on Monday to participate in a ceremony marking the end of the U.S. combat mission there, according to the White House.

While in the country, Biden will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, President Jalal Talabani, Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, Vice President Adil Abd al-Mahdi and other political leaders “to discuss the latest developments in Iraq and to urge Iraqi leaders to conclude negotiations on the formation of a new government,” the White House said in a written statement.

The United States’ official combat mission in Iraq is scheduled to conclude on Tuesday. Roughly 50,000 troops, however, will remain in the country until the end of 2011. Their mission will be to will train, assist and advise the Iraqis.

I don’t know about anyone else, but keeping 50k worth of our blood and treasure,in the form of soldiers, and the constant bombings in the Green Zone and the rest of the country there doesn’t signal an end to shit for me. The Obama administration acts like it’s all said and done…far from it boys and girls. Did the government of Iraq suddenly meet all those friggin benchmarks? Yeah right..From the NYT link:

Insurgents affiliated with Al Qaeda in Iraq  claimed responsibility on Saturday for a wave of car bombings, roadside mines and hit-and-run attacks this week in at least 13 Iraqi cities and towns, a deadly and relentless campaign whose breadth surprised American military officials and dealt a blow to Iraq’s fledgling security forces.

At least 56 people were killed in the attacks, in which insurgents deployed more than a dozen car bombs. Two of the assaults wrecked police stations in Baghdad and Kut, a city southeast of the capital, though American and Iraqi officials said measures taken by the security forces had prevented the attacks from inflicting an even higher toll.

Gee, I just can’t wait for his speechifying tomorrow night on this issue. How bout you?

Thousands of Iraqi’s protest against US agreement

We sure as hell don’t like it either. From Reuters:

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Followers of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr marched on Friday against a pact letting U.S. forces stay in Iraq until 2011, toppling an effigy of President George W. Bush where U.S. troops once tore down a statue of Saddam Hussein.

Thousands of demonstrators chanted and waved Iraqi flags in Baghdad’s Firdos square, where U.S. forces pulled down a statue of the ousted Iraqi dictator when they took the city in 2003.

Leave them to their own bullshit. Let them kill each other. Just get our troops the hell out of there NOW mutha fuckas. Al-Sadr is a power-hungry bag o’ batshit, just like Maliki. They deserve each other.

Photos from Reuters.

SOFA-Status of Forces Agreement-approved by Iraq cabinet.

The SOFA was approved in an emergency session. The cough…agreement calls for U.S. forces to leave Iraqi cities by June 30 and combat troops to be gone by the end of 2011, unless the Iraqi government asks them to stay. Issues included the schedule for troop withdrawal, provisions for Iraqi legal jurisdiction over U.S. personnel and control over military operations.

An integral part of the agreement was the ability of Iraqi courts to go after American forces for crimes. From Jurist:

In particular, it gives Iraqi courts limited jurisdiction over American military personnel for crimes committed off base when the troops are not on an authorized mission. The SOFA must now go before the Iraq parliament for a final vote. AP has more. BBC News has additional coverage.

Last week, Iraqi Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi , one of two Iraqi vice presidents, called for a national referendum on any proposed SOFA. The agreement has been delayed by months of negotiation, and must still be approved by lawmakers in both countries.

Too bad they don’t have real democracy which allows the citizens to decide this important really, this SOFA isn’t a real comfy place to lay your head and relax…not by a longshot.

There is, to paraphrase DCup, an icky personal post over here.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Zebari: US must provide a "very clear timeline" to withdraw its troops from Iraq

I don’t know how much clearer BushCo and John McCain need to hear this from the Iraq Government. From the Yahoo article:

In an interview with Reuters, Zebari said the agreement, including the timeline, was “very close” and would probably be presented to the Iraqi parliament in early September.

Asked if Iraq would accept a document that did not include dates for a withdrawal, Zebari said: “No, no. Definitely there has to be a very clear timeline.”

BushCo is still pushing for immunity for US troops with regard to Iraqi Law prosecutions, which is going over like the proverbial lead balloon. Also being pushed by BushCo: the amount of power the American military will have to detain Iraqi citizens, and their authority to conduct military operations.

Frankly, I don’t care what excuses or rationale are used…I want our troops home NOW.

Artwork by the wonderfully talented Mark Bryan.