WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush will tell the nation Thursday evening that he plans to reduce the American troop presence in Iraq by as many as 30,000 by next summer but will condition those and further cuts on continued progress, The Associated Press has learned. In a 15-minute address from the White House at 9 p.m. EDT, Bush will endorse the recommendations of his top general and top diplomat in Iraq, following their appearance at two days of hearings in Congress, administration officials said. The White House plans to issue a written status report on the troop buildup on Friday, they said.
Quick!! Everyone get excited!! The troops are coming home!! Yippee!! The war is over!! We’ve won the victory in Iraq that this great nation and Our Glorious and Benevolent Leader © so richly deserve!! Yes, somewhere Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood are smiling, eh?
Uh…except that’s not at all what’s happening, though you’ll likely never hear that even hinted at by any member of the Bush Administration. Close to 30,000 troops went to Iraq as part of The Worst President EVER’s © “surge”…now he’s bringing 30,000 troops home. Yes, all he’s doing is ending the “surge”, which by definition, connotes a temporary increase. And the “surge” won’t even be brought to an end until sometime next summer, so we’re talking another 8-10 months of the status quo. This is cause for celebration?? When still more Americans will be coming home in flag-draped boxes? Damn, I’m proud to be an American…aren’t you? This makes we want to go out and slap a magnetic ribbon on my H2.
Of course, you can bet that King George the Worst © will milk this “reduction” in troop strength for every last iota of propaganda value that can be squeezed out of it. The reality, though, is that while this may be redolent of much sound and fury, ultimately it signifies NOTHING. Americans will continue dying horrible, brutal, pointless deaths in large numbers. Our sons and daughters will continue to be sacrificed in an ongoing effort to protect The Decider’s © legacy. Uh, will someone PLEASE remind me why we shouldn’t be able to impeach the lying, murdering bastard??
What a sorry excuse for a President…never mind a human being. I try very hard not to hate, but this miserable lump of humanity makes it tougher on a daily basis. If we can impeach a sitting President for getting his helmet polished in the Oval Office, why should we not be able to impeach a President whose lies and propaganda have killed thousands of our sons and daughters. Which is the bigger crime?