So, We Are Waiting Until September
by James Glaser
April 30, 2007

Now we hear that George Bush and his generals in Iraq are going to wait until September to see if the "surge" thing with the troops is working or not. George doesn't say if they are going to decide before that or if in September they will start their assessment.

Either way, by waiting until then, George Bush ensures that another 350 to 450 American troops will be killed and another two or three thousand will be wounded.

Even if we decided to pull the troops tomorrow, it would take months to get them home, because there are thousands of American civilian contractors working in Iraq, and we would have to get them out before our troops could even think about leaving.

When you realize the time frame that is involved in bringing our troops home, you then understand that at the very least another 1,000 Americans are going to die in Bush's war, and another seven or so thousand will be wounded. And that would be if we decided to today, to take our troops out. In all reality our casualties will be much worse than those numbers.

George Bush's war in Iraq has been going on longer than World War II lasted for the United States. Iraq was and is a pitiful third world nation with a population one twelfth of ours. They had no air force, no navy, and we had a military embargo on them for the ten years before we attacked, and still we cannot defeat the insurgents there.

We have the most powerful military in the world, but we also have, without a doubt the worst Commander-in-Chief our country has ever had. George Bush deserted his National Guard unit during the Vietnam War, and the man should have gone to prison for desertion, but things don't always go the way they should. So in stead of George Bush having a dishonorable discharge like he deserved, he became President of the United States. Because of that, over three thousand fine American service men and women are dead, and over twenty five thousand have been wounded.

George Bush has kept this war going longer than any of his friends thought he could, and they have made a lot of money, but then that is what this whole thing has been about. Too bad about those troops though.

Post Script:

I know a lot of people will tell me that the George Bush desertion story is what got Dan Rather fired, and that is true, it got Rather fired, but that doesn't change the fact that Bush deserted. All it did was scare off any reporter or media group from reporting on that story. Bush deserted. He quit the National Guard years before his enlistment was up. And he was a rich Congressman's son. By the time any one wanted to pursue it, his dad had become head of the CIA, then he became Vice-President, and then President. Like with the drunken driving charges and the cocaine use, George W. had become untouchable, and if you watch our media today, the man is still untouchable.

Remember, George Bush had us attack Iraq because of non-existent weapons of mass destruction. There is little doubt that at least one hundred thousand people are now dead because of that attack, and some estimate that number to be over a half million. Millions of innocent people have been displaced and every day more blood flows in Iraq, but like I said, some Americans have gotten very rich off of this war. . . and that is what it is all about.

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