10 Marines Killed, More Blown Apart by Bombs
By Elaine Meinel Supkis
Just as Bush announces a Victory Plan it blows up in his face. Facing defeat, he retreats back into his Boy Bubble and summons mommy to save him from his bad advisors who led him into this war. Perfect Pointdexterian plan: blame the servants, kick the dog and cry to mommy. This, everyone, is the right wing leader who is "manly".
From Earl's Radio Weblog:
Barbara Bush is allegedly TICKED off at Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Andy Card, nearly all of them -- except Karen Hughes -- for how her boy is faring in the hearts and minds of Americans.Hitler scores better than Bush on this one. All his buddies were allowed into Hitler's bunker, the ones that weren't already executed or fleeing to Argentina. All through two ridiculous Potemkin elections we were told that Bush, the AWOL idiot savant, was more manly and cut a better jib than real war heroes who actually went to Nam.
The matriarch of the Bush clan is colder than North Pole ice right now to those around her son who she thinks have undermined him. I'll tell who my sources are if Patrick Fitzgerald gives a call and makes me -- but the sources are very close to Poppa Bush (41), who has been traveling a bit with some of his old entourage, including Brent Scowcroft and others of the first Bush regime.
The role of Vice President Dick Cheney as the administration's point man in security policy appears over, according to administration sources.
Over the last two months Mr. Cheney has been granted decreasing access to the Oval Office, the sources said on the condition of anonymity. The two men still meet, but the close staff work between the president and vice president has ended.
Well, Potemkin pumpkinhead turns out to be full of mush. As we well knew, he has the bravery that puts Sir Robin to shame, his ability to run away far outdistances that silly knigget. Some people can't cut and run.
The same week Bush sets up his Victory, Sieg Heil banner, it gets blown to smithereens. From Yahoo:
A roadside bomb killed 10 Marines and wounded 11 while they were on a foot patrol near Fallujah, the Marine Corps said Friday, in the deadliest attack on American troops in nearly four months.So, when are Babs Jr and Jenna the drunk going to sign up and fight? Eh? Or any young or even old Republican? Even hunchback Richard III fought his own battles. He died in battle. He wasn't a coward. Bush is like Henry VI, can't get out of a barrel of Malmsey.
Thursday's bomb, which was made from several large artillery shells, struck members of Regimental Combat Team 8 of the 2nd Marine Division near the city about 30 miles west of Baghdad, the Marine Corps said.
In another statement, the Marines reported a U.S. Army soldier also assigned to the 2nd Marine Division died Thursday in a rocket attack near Ramadi. The U.S. command had earlier said four American service members were killed Wednesday, three of them from hostile action and the fourth in a traffic accident.
The dead soldiers are d-e-a-d. Today, ten sets of parents are screaming in pain. Unknown numbers of wives, collapsing in a faint. None of them are connected with the political leadership's families. Nor do any work as lobbyists in DC or own any military/industrial outfits. The press and the right attack Cindy Sheehan but she gets to put up more and more crosses, over 300 since she poked the first one in the ground in August.
The escalation of the war is because we are attacking the Sunni now full force, arresting their leaders. From ABC news:
U.S. and Iraqi troops launched an operation against militants in the western town of Ramadi on Friday, less than two weeks before key parliamentary elections, while some Shiites joined hundreds of Sunni Muslims in Baghdad to denounce widespread arrests of suspected insurgents.They ran out of weapons to name our incursions into civilian communities so now we are "shank"? I would call this "Operation SKUNK" because it stinks to high heaven. After all, the Iraqi "troops" doing this are Shi'ites mostly and thus, hostiles in Sunni territory and this simply raises the flames all the higher as we note today with many more soldiers blown to smithereens.
About 300 U.S. Marines and 200 Iraqi troops took part in "Operation Shank" in Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, in the fifth such mission in the area in recent weeks designed to calm the area before the Dec. 15 parliamentary elections.
On Thursday, the U.S. military played down reports by residents and police of widespread attacks against American and Iraqi installations in the city. The military said only one rocket-propelled grenade was fired but caused no injuries. Insurgents left behind posters and graffiti saying they were members of al-Qaida in Iraq.
Now, al Qaeda is in Iraq, full force. Isn't this wonderful? If this is destroying al Qaeda, then burning down your house is a great way to paint it.
Rumsfeld has hit on a clever way to win this war. He has banned the use of the word "insurgent". Ta-da! Victory, punch fists in the air, whoop whoop. Next, we will rename al Qaeda "the GOP" and declare them to be democratically-minded politicians interested in only bribes and tax cutting! Hell, rename everything, Humpty-dumpty-like! Everything will be whatever you want it to be via the magic of language.
1984 by Orwell explained how this works. War is peace. Hate is love. Bush is Good. See?
So simple. Seig heil! Russia lost the battle of Stalingrad, mein Fuerher!
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