Thursday, February 15, 2007


Yesterday, W was asked at his press conference why the American people should believe him about this Iran Qud force IED stuff. Here’s what he said:

“Ed, we know [the IEDs are] there, we know they're provided by the Quds force. We know the Quds force is a part of the Iranian government. I don't think we know who picked up the phone and said to the Quds force, go do this, but we know it's a vital part of the Iranian government.

What matters is, is that we're responding. The idea that somehow we're manufacturing the idea that the Iranians are providing IEDs is preposterous.”

Preposterous? Preposterous?

To quote Indigo Montoya, I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Let me lay out a little example of preposterous for you.

In fact, let me give you 3.

First of all, of course, it is preposterous that a president would deliberately mislead his country in order to serve his hidden agenda. Especially when lives are at stake.

Secondly, when a reporter asked you if you agreed that what was happening in Iraq was a “civil war,” you said this: “I can only tell you what people on the ground, whose judgment -- it's hard for me, living in this beautiful White House, to give you an assessment, firsthand assessment. I haven't been there; you have, I haven't.”

Okay, forget the fact that it’s a really bad idea to point out to reporters that you consider yourself removed from the reality of the war. It’s also more than a little bit PREPOSTEROUS to imagine a president championing our involvement in Iraq while also asserting that he’d never been there, when in fact he HAS been there. Twice.

The first time was Thanksgiving, remember? You were holding this big beautiful fake turkey like you were going to serve it to our troops, when in fact the military mess facility subsidiary of Halliburton was serving chipped turkey on toast that day or some shit, remember? The second time was…oh, fuck it. Ask Rove. He’ll tell you.

Anyway, my 3rd example of preposterous is that BushCo has been trumpeting our relationship with the democratically-elected government of Iraq. Now, the US is also quite upset with Iraqi religious leader Muqtada al-Sadr for feeding the Shi’a insurgency that perpetuates one side of the Iraqi civil war. Al-Sadr is apparently currently in Iran, because he is afraid that the surge of troops in Baghdad is a threat to his life. BushCo has just asserted that the government of Iran, which is Shi’a, is backing the Shi’a militia in Iraq, and sending them powerful IEDs, which have also been used against US troops in Iraq. Al-Sadr is our enemy. The Shi’a militias are our enemy. Iran is our enemy.

You know what else al-Sadr, the Shi’a militias, and Iran have in common?

They all support Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Now, if only we had some in with the Iraqi government, then we could get them to stop working with our enemies! If only we were involved with the Iraqis, you know, on the ground, on the inside of Iraq, in some kind of cooperative venture. If only we were providing some sort of service, to them, that we could use as a bargaining chip so they would stop supporting the people that kill our troops…

If only we had some kind of influence with the government of Iraq! Now, that might be something worth fighting for!!


Anonymous said...

AMEN sister-from your lips to...xo-jen

MonstrousJoe said...


Flannery Alden said...

So, IED's aren't birth control devices, are they. I am hopelessly out of touch with the lingo of this war. But I'm behind your sentiments 100%.

Grant Miller said...

I don't trust Bush's claims that Iran's behind some of the mess in Iraq. But, I also would be surprised if Iran isn't involved. It's pretty logical they'd be involved somehow. It's almost illogical for Iran not to be involved.But because Bush makes the same claim, I have some doubts.

Larry Jones said...

I'm always grateful when someone tries to interpret what he's talking about, but it never works. He's a liar, and he's stupid. The combination renders it impossible to make sense of his words. The maddening thing is he and the ones pulling his strings have made a big shitty mess in the playpen, and none of them have ever been spanked, nor will they be.

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

Just when I think he can't get worse, he continues to out-do himself.

michael said...

Kick ass, VTT!

Now if there was just one Democratic politician out there with the huevos to say what you write, we'd have ourselves a good ol'-fashion campaign smackdown.

By gum, it's been a while.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Flannery: I guess you could say that IEDs are a VERY CRUDE form of birth control...

Grant: Exactly, I'm not worried about whether it's true, I'm worried about what BushCo is planning next.

Larry: I think it's all part of Bush Sr.'s "new world order," the vision that those kinds of Republicans have about how we can go in and remake the that part of the world so that it better serves the purposes of the US.

Randy: Stop thinking he can't get worse. There is no bottom.

Michael: I know, right?