Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Iraq: In summary, then ...

Yes, it's cruel, but oh so much fun to summarize the track record of the neo-con claims for Iraq and the Global War on Terror. Feel free to play along at home:

  • Iraq behind the terrorist attacks of 9/11? Nope.

  • Iraq in possession of, or close to manufacturing, weapons of mass destruction? Nope.

  • Invasion of Iraq to be a cakewalk? Uh, nope.

  • Total reconstruction costs for Iraq not to exceed $1.7 billion? Um ... hardly.

  • Invasion of Iraq possible with streamlined forces and limited troop numbers, because of the awesome efficiency of American troops? Not so far.

  • No casualties whatsoever? Oh, puhleeze.

  • Removal of Saddam Hussein to usher in an era of freedom and democracy for Iraqi citizens? Still waiting.

  • Overthrow of tyrannical ruler of Iraq to send clear signal to other Mid-East governments, particularly to Iran to put those troublemakers in their place? Oh, yeah ... as we speak.

Don't stop here ...

THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING: Oh, Lord, how could I have missed this one?

"I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today will last five days, five weeks or five months, but it won't last any longer than that," [Rumsfeld] said in an hour-long radio interview for Infinity Broadcasting.

It might be easier to ask if there was a single thing these buffoons got right about this war, no?


Anonymous said...

since you mentioned it, perhaps your readers would enjoy this little tidbit:

Cathie from Canada said...

Also to be mentioned: the flowering of democracy as a beacon of hope in this troubled region? Dealing with the tyrant who would murder his own people? Stopping torture? Fighting the terrorists there so we don't have to fight them here.
And last but not least, how we cannot wait until the smoking gun becomes a mushroom cloud.

Anonymous said...

"If they're not going to abide by their agreement and obligations, then we would have to look to the Security Council," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said.

Oh, yeah, tell us all about abiding by agreements and obligations, Scott. The lumbermen in British Columbia could use a good laugh, I'm sure.