So President Noxious Shrub says he will not accept anything less than complete victory in Iraq. Christ on a cracker! Does the phrase “endless war” mean anything to him? Does he honestly think that he will be able to stamp out terrorism for good? I think I know what his strategy is, though. He knows it can’t actually be won, but he’s determined to pretend he can win while dragging it out as long as he’s in office. And while the war is on, the oil deals and military contracts will continue to ride high. When someone else is elected and (hopefully) puts an end to this idiotic war, Bush will be able to say “See? I tried to win that war, but my successor wimped out. I did the manly thing and kept the war alive for the good of the American people, and he pulled out like a wimpy little girly-man.” Of course his turdburglar Republican toadies will smile and nod and say “Yes, we supported the war all along and now look what’s happened! Terrorism is still rampant and it’s alllll because of the anti-war wackos.”
Also, remember that Bush Sr. was criticized for not destroying Saddam back in the early 90’s, so Georgie Jr. can’t possibly give the impression of failing as well. He doesn’t want to be remembered as a wimp like Daddy. I was recently listening to a George Carlin show from the early 90’s, and what he said about the first Gulf War mirrors exactly what’s happening today with Bush Jr. and the latest Gulf War.
But besides all that, some wars just cannot be won, especially wars waged against concepts like terrorism. As long as there are religious fundie wackos out there, we will have to deal with terrorists. It’s not something we can “win” by defeating a finite enemy in a country or two, and bombing the shit out of people in other countries is not going to change the minds of religious nutballs. They will find a way, and all we can do is protect ourselves and try to destroy the terrorist cells. But I think ending terrorism for the entire world forever, which Bush is trying to do (or pretending to do, at YOUR expense), is simply impossible.
OK, enough sermonizing! Time for lunch…