Tuesday, May 01, 2007

'Cauldron Of Chaos'

Last week both houses of Congress passed legislation imposing a timeline on the withdrawal of United States troops from Iraq. Virtually all forces were to be out by the middle of next year. Needless to say, President Bush is expected to veto the bill the moment it hits his desk.

Today, in anticipation of that move, the President said that any requirement to schedule the withdrawal of Americans by a specific date would turn Iraq into a "cauldron of chaos."

Huh? What does he mean by "turn into?" You have dozens of people--sometimes well over a hundred--being killed every single fucking day in Iraq. The American military has resorted to building 12 foot concrete walls across entire neighborhoods in Baghdad in an effort to contain the sectarian violence. Our own government has just released statistics showing a 91% increase in terrorist attacks in Iraq from 2005 to 2006. And this past April saw 104 American soldiers die in that shithole that the President has gotten us mired in. That makes last month the 7th deadliest of the entire four year old conflict.

President Bush needs to take his head out of his ass long enough to take a look around. That cauldron is already there, and it's overflowing with bodies.

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