Thursday, June 16, 2005

Iraq Nonsense

Over 1700 Americans killed, almost 13,000 injured, and for what? The military is struggling to recruit. Not surprising given that it appears that the new mission of the military is no longer the defense of the U.S., it has become delivering freedom to parts of the world that the President chooses. On top of all this, American taxpayers are taking a bath on this nonsense. It is no wonder that a bi-partisan group of congressmen want Bush to set objectives for victory in Iraq and a timetable for the return of our troops.

With all of this nonsense going on, at least some members of Congress are exercising their constitutional responsibility to provide oversight over the Executive Branch. The Downing Street Memo which was circulated at the highest levels of the British government essentially states that at least 8 months prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, " Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."

Day 1373!

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