Wednesday, March 29, 2006


The man is insane. We come in, turn the burner on HIGH, undo the clamps on the pressure cooker, then blame Saddam when the lid blows off. If anything, Saddam's brutal reign kept the simmering sectarian tensions under control, and as long as he toed the US line he was a "good guy." Just ask the Mad Don. But we declared "Mission Accomplished" after a quick military victory and then essentially abandoned the Iraqi people, already worn down by years of sanctions, to their fate. Halliburton and the other carpetbaggers walk away with billions of dollars in their pockets; the Iraqis are left with an infrastructure that is far worse than it was before the war. So they get pissed off. And that's somehow Saddam's fault? Just like a drunken wifebeater who blames his spouse for the beating he just gave her, Bush is so deep in denial he can barely see the bottom of Cleopatra's barge.

Bush Blames Saddam for Iraq Instability
WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Wednesday that Saddam Hussein, not continued U.S. involvement in Iraq, is responsible for ongoing sectarian violence that is threatening the formation of a democratic government.

In his third speech this month to bolster public support for the war, Bush worked to counter critics who say the U.S. presence in the wartorn nation is fueling the insurgency. Bush said that Saddam was a tyrant and used violence to exacerbate sectarian divisions to keep himself in power, and that as a result, deep tensions persist to this day.
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