Suppose you are the party responsible for invading
a country under totally false pretenses. Suppose you had totally unrealistic
expectations about the consequences of your gratuitous aggression.
What do you do when, instead of being greeted with flowers, you find your army
is tied down by insurgents and you have no face-saving way to get out of the
morass? If you are the moronic Bush Administration, you blame someone else.
Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Rice, Cheney and Bush blame Syria and Iran for the troubles
that they brought upon themselves. The Iraqi insurgency, say the Five Morons,
is the fault of Syria and Iran.
Here is Rumsfeld excusing himself for his dismal failures in Iraq: "Partly
it's [the insurgency] a function of what the Syrians and the Iranians are doing."
You see, the facts that the US invaded Iraq on false pretenses, killed and
maimed tens of thousands of Iraqis, shot down women and children in the streets,
blew up Iraqis' homes, hospitals and mosques, cut Iraqis off from vital services
such as water and electricity, destroyed the institutions of civil society,
left half the population without means of livelihood, filled up prisons with
people picked up off the streets and then tortured and humiliated them for fun
and games are not facts that explain why there is an insurgency. These facts
are just descriptions of collateral damage associated with America "bringing
democracy to Iraq."
The insurgency, according to the Five Morons, is because Syria and Iran won't
close their borders, thus letting in "terrorists" who are responsible for the
insurgency. Some might think that this accusation is an example of the pot calling
the kettle black coming as it does from the US, a country that has not only
proven itself incapable of closing its own borders but also has demonstrated
no respect whatsoever for the borders of other countries.
The Bush administration, which already held the world record as the most deluded
government in history, has now taken denial to unprecedented highs by blaming
Syria and Iran for its "Iraqi problem." Why didn't Americans realize
that it is dangerous to put a buffoon in charge of the US government who hasn't
a clue about the world around him, what he is doing or the consequences of his
Why is Secretary of State Rice trying to set Iran up for UN sanctions – which
the US can manipulate to justify invading another Muslim country – when the
US has proven to the world that it cannot occupy Baghdad, much less Iraq?
Are Iran and Syria going to quake in their boots after witnessing the success
of a few thousand insurgents in tying down eight US divisions? The bulk of the
US force in Iraq is engaged in protecting its own bases and supply lines. It
was all the generals could do to scrape up 10,000 Marines for their pointless
assault on Fallujah.
What is the point of the Bush administration's bellicosity when it has been
conclusively demonstrated that the US has insufficient troops to successfully
occupy Iraq, much less Syria and Iran? The American people should be scared
to death that they have put in power such deluded people.
Are Americans going to fall for the same set of WMD lies a second time? Are
Americans going to deliver up their sons, and perhaps daughters as well, to
be drafted and sent to the Middle East to be killed and maimed for no American
The US Treasury is empty. The once "almighty" dollar is tottering.
The US military is stretched to the breaking point. Former allies look askance
at America. Hatred of America has reached an all time high.
The Bush administration must bring its policies in line with its means before
it leads our country into greater disaster. The Bush administration and its
deluded sycophants must stop poking fun at "reality-based" experts
and listen to a reality-based message.
There is no possibility of the US imposing its will on the Muslim world. By
its behavior the Bush administration is confirming Osama bin Laden's propaganda
and breeding more terrorists. Much better to address the causes of Muslim discontent,
i.e., America's enabling of the Israeli government's mistreatment and dispossession
of the Palestinians.
It does not serve America for Bush to impose Ariel Sharon's agenda on the Middle
East. Bush's insane policy is producing rising anger that endangers Israel and
America's puppet governments in Egypt, Jordan, and Pakistan along with the Saudi
regime. Ironically, this is recognized by Egypt's Mubarak and Jordan's King
Abdullah, who was unable to refrain from pointing out that Bush has managed
to create a Shi'ite crescent from Iran to Lebanon.
What, King Abdullah wonders, will be the next unintended consequence of the
moronic administration that the American people in their superior wisdom and
virtue have seen fit to empower in Washington? "If our aim is to win against
terrorism, we can't afford more instability in the area," warned the king prior
to the ill-fated US invasion of Iraq. "It's the potential Armageddon of Iraq
that worries all of us."
It should worry Americans, too.