Friday, May 25, 2007

Just The Same Old Stuff

Just in case President Bush didn't already have enough problems with birds shitting on him, now another pre-war intelligence report damning him has come to light. According to this one, there were a number of papers circulating among intelligence analysts before the invasion predicting many of the problems that the United States faces in Iraq today:
  • Al-Qaeda would see U.S. military action as an opportunity to increase its operations;
  • Iran would try to shape a post-Saddam Iraq;
  • That establishing a stable democracy in Iraq would be a "long, difficult and probably turbulent process."

I know, I know. There have been so many of these reports proving that the Iraq war was built on an intricate web of lies, incompetence, and arrogance that it's hard to tell the damn things apart. But does it really matter?

At this point, no. Amazingly 28% of the American public continues to think George W. Bush is doing a good job. This raises an important question: Who are these people and why do they even care that over 3400 American service members have died in this wasteful conflict, that thousands more have been maimed for life, that tens of thousands of Iraqis have died, and that an estimated four million have fled their homes?

No, apparently not.

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