The Fifth Horseman: Let's talk about the war...

Monday, August 08, 2005

 

Let's talk about the war...

Well, the Iraq War has been attracting a lot of attention in the media today. And rightfully so, this pointless war of aggression is now costing dozens of American lives a week. That's right: dozens. 34 U.S. soldiers were killed in this first week of August. Thanks to this death toll, and the efforts of a few brave Americans, it seems that the Iraq War is finally getting some of the harsh criticism it so richly deserves. Observe the top then searches on technorati.com:

1. “Peter Jennings”
2. “Aq Khan”
3. Wmd
4. “Cindy Sheehan”
5. Audioscrobbler
6. Eplatform
7. “Air America”
8. Chile
9. “Fernando Flores”
10. “Lubos Motl”

At #3 is WMD. Status: still non-existent. They were never there. Saddam destroyed them years ago. Iraq was no threat to the United States.

So, what are we fighting for?

At #4 is Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier slain in Iraq. Cindy has been staging an anti-war protest outside of the Dubya's vacation grounds in Crawford these past few days. This protest has attracted the attention of all major media outlets: television, bloggers, the press, and talk radio. In fact, I heard Cindy talking on the Detroit area's local Air America station this morning, explaining her opposition to the senseless war that took the life of her son. Cindy deserves a hearty pat-on-the-back from all of us principled left-wingers for again bringing the Iraq war back into the national spotlight. Good job, Cindy.

There's only one downside to all of this Iraq war coverage: it's drawn fire away from Karl Rove. Don't forget about Rove, people: the crook is still at large. Don't let the White House weasel out of this: keep the pressure on Rove! Don't stop covering the Iraq war, but keep make sure to cover Rove too. Remember: There is never only one scandal. This administration is a hotbed of corruption and iniquity. Let's keep the bastards sweating.

Comments:
Great blog. I wasn't aware that 34 US soldiers had been killed thus far this week, I thought the figure was at 20 or close to it.

You may be interested in information on connections between MS-13, Al Qaeda and the Salvadoran insurgency in the 1980s against US sponsored death squads.

Apparently, MS-13 founders came out of the guerrilla army in Salvador. Apparently they didn't like peasants getting massacred by the tens of thousands by the Salvadoran army, and now-- for some strange reason-- they're angry at the United States.

I posted an article on it here:
organicwarfare.blogspot.com

Bread on the water.
 
Hey, thanks for the comment: I love getting input for the blog, and it's always nice to know that someone appreciates my writing.

I found your comment very interesting. It doesn't take much of a stretch of imagination to picture the Iraqi insurgents, ten or twenty years down the line, becoming an organization somewhat like MS-13. Then again, they might simply fill the ranks of the next generation of extremists, much like the mujhadeen (spelling?) of 1980's Afghanistan becoming the modern-day Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters.

Either way, the current U.S. occupation of Iraq will mean bad news for us ten to twenty years down the line.
 
#3 is still non-existent, but it's more important that #10 has already been found.
 
One other thing...

"They were never there" and "Nonexistent" and "Destroyed years ago" are wishful thinking in my opinion. I think the US military dropped the ball and that Syria has them now.

I mean, trumpet the WMD line all day out of political necessity. But he didn't destroy his crown jewels.
 
Interesting idea. I don't agree with it...but interesting, nonetheless.

However, I wouldn't say that trumpeting the "Nonexistent" and/or "Destroyed years ago" lines is a political neccesity. WMDs in Syrian hands would reflect just as badly upon the White House as the currently-accepted "Destroyed years ago" theory. Either way, there was a royal screw-up somewhere down the line.
 
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