PLACE: Fort Bragg, North Carolina...Home of the 82nd Airborne
Once again the Great Liar has come to prime-time to rehash old lies. Once again he does it from the comfort of a place where he knows there will be no-one to heckle him or disrupt his concentration on the tele-prompters. Of course we wouldn't want anyone to disrupt his short term concentration. If he lost his train of thought...which isn't much...he would never be able to regain it, and he would show just how incompotant he really is.
So, instead of his goons allowing that to happen, he speaks...reads from a tele-prompter because he can't go with notes and can't remember shit...at a military base where he is sure everybody "likes" him. Even this kind of backfired. There was no applause until a Whitehouse staffer started to applaud at the end. Now it could be that the troops in the audience were told not to, but I doubt that.
Bush went on and on with things he has tried to pass off as the truth for almost four years. Same old lies, same presentation, using several words or phrases repeatedly. In case you missed some...or had more pressing matters than to listen to a lying fool...I'll run through them. There is no specific order here, just the way I wrote them down Tuesday night.
Item mentioned: number of times
Osama bin Laden: 2
Saddam Hussein: 2
September 11th: 5 (Guess he's beat that old horse enough already.)
Mission Accomplished: 0 (That's right folks, mission was accomplished May 2004.)
Weapons of Mass Destruction: 0 (Finally figured out there weren't any.)
Resistance: 0 (Nobody would want to resist our presence in their country.)
Insurgents: 4 (The locals who don't want us there.)
Terrorists: 23 (These people weren't there before we went there.)
A Mistake: 1
This last one is the one I really want to spend some time on.
That little beedie-eyed redneck cowboy had the balls to say that it would be a mistake to set a timetable for troop withdrawl from Iraq. He said that it would give the terrorists...or as I like to refer to them, insurgents and/or resistance...time to sit back and wait us out.
First of all, I really don't think the announcement of a withdrawl timetable would have any effect on what the insurgents/resistance are doing already. I don't remember the North Vietnamese Army backing off when they found out we were pulling out of Vietnam. The fool can't come up with a plan, or...and I think this is the real reason...he dosen't plan on ever leaving. Think about it, several military bases in Iraq and he could virtually control the Middle East. Anybody for colonization? Empire building at it's best!
For my second point I have to go a short distance back in time with the help of the fine people at Think Progress.org where I found some information about a certain governor from Texas who thought then President Clinton should have a plan for withdrawl from Kosovo.
In 1999, George W. Bush criticized President Clinton for not setting a timetable for exiting Kosovo, and yet he refuses to apply the same standard to his war.
George W. Bush, 4/9/99:
Here is what he said then:
“Victory means exit strategy, and it’s important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is.
Gov. Bush: “I think it’s also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn.” [Seattle Post Intelligencer, 6/5/99]
As opposed to what he says now:
“Setting an artificial timetable would send the wrong message to the Iraqis – who need to know that America will not leave before the job is done. It would send the wrong message to our troops – who need to know that we are serious about completing the mission they are risking their lives to achieve. And it would send the wrong message to the enemy – who would know that all they have to do is to wait us out.” Fort Bragg, 6/28/05
Six years time must make a lot of difference, especially when you're not just a governor anymore but are now the dictator...I mean president.
There's one more thing I'd like to share with you that the cowboy lied about on Tuesday night. Once again I turn to those fine folks from Think Progress.org for the information. 'Tis a wonderful way they keep track of the fool's lies. This one has to do with the "capable" Iraqi forces that have been trained by our troops. Please don't get me wrong, I believe our troops are doing the best they can to train the Iraqis with what they have been given by this administration. But these guys just aren't ready, even if Bush and his henchmen believe they are and want us to believe they are.
Bush: “Today Iraq has more thann 160,000 security forces trained and equipped for a variety of missions.”
Fact: Most Iraqi Security Forces Are Not Trained Or Equipped
Fact: “Only three battalions are rated fully operational by the Americans, and many others are far behind in terms of manpower, training and equipment.” [New York Times, 6/13/05]
Fact: According to the Brookings Institution, as of May 2005, only 50,000 troops were proficient and well-equipped. [Brookings, 6/3/05]
So, as you can see, the faces change but the stories, lies, and bullshit remain the same.
BUSH LIES, SOLDIERS DIE!!!!
NO MORE BLOOD FOR OIL!!!!
BUSH WANTS CANNON FODDER, LET HIM SEND JENNA AND BARBARA!!!!
SEND ROVE'S AND CHENEY'S KIDS, TOO!!!!