Sunday, July 20, 2008

Iraq Leader Maliki Supports Obama's Withdrawal Plans

Iraq Leader Maliki Supports Obama's Withdrawal Plans is the front page article on Der Spiegel this morning. Can you imagine that? Nouri al Maliki wants us to leave Iraq and send our troops back home. I bet that Cheney, Bush and McCain are angry today with that statement. After all, look at what we 'did' for the Iraqis!

In fact, some folks on the far-right have their panties all in a knot this morning, bitching and complaining that the Iraqis are ungrateful for all of the hard work and money we spent on 'bringing freedom' to them. Yet, fish from the Tigris smell after three days too. So do uninvited guests.

I note the brand new spin word quickly developed by the Bush speech writers this weekend: time horizon. Isn't that cute! "We do not believe in a time line for withdrawl..." was repeated ad nauseum by Bush, rice and Cheney. But they can use the nuanced term, time horizon, because, after all, is isn't a time line. Ha! The boobs.

So it seems that Dick, George, Condi and Donald get a slap in the face by those 'ungrateful' Iraqis who want us to leave. And without 'our' oil! I'll bet that these four dead-enders won't want to 'help' out very many more nations during the rest of their term in office.

Were it not for the 4000 dead and 30,000 seriously wounded service members this might have been a humorous story. Rather, it continues to be a dark tragedy, a nightmare for the families of our servicemen and women.

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