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The two parties of the apocalypse are gearing up their bullshit machines. The date for the report from the “generals on the ground” has arrived. This from The New York Times:
Delay Decision on Major Cuts, General Says
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 — The top American commander in Iraq, Gen. David H. Petraeus, has recommended that decisions on the contentious issue of reducing the main body of the American troops in Iraq be put off for six months, American officials said Sunday.
General Petraeus, whose long-awaited testimony before Congress is to begin today at about 12:30 p.m. Eastern time, has informed President Bush that troop cuts may begin in mid-December, with the withdrawal of one of the 20 American combat brigades in Iraq, about 4,000 troops. By August 2008, the American force in Iraq would be down to 15 combat brigades, the force level before Mr. Bush’s troop reinforcement plan.
Gee, what a surprise. Let me translate: The failed war shall continue without change. The dems won’t stop it. The repubs won’t stop it. More tax dollars will be spent to kill people and blow things up. The federal deficit and national debt will continue to rise. More people will suffer death and injury. More tax dollars will be spent, etc; etc.
Petraeus says U.S. troop levels can be cut
By Arshad Mohammed and Susan Cornwell Sept. 10, 2007
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. commander in Iraq on Monday said the number of U.S. troops in Iraq could be cut by next summer to roughly 130,000, its level before this year’s “surge” of 30,000 forces, without jeopardizing security improvements. Speaking to a congressional hearing on a war that has killed more than 3,700 U.S. troops and tens of thousands of Iraqis, Gen. David Petraeus also strongly endorsed U.S. President George W. Bush’s decision to add forces this year.
This is the latest stalling tactic. In the first article I quoted petreaus said “six months.” In the second artice he said that some troops will come home next summer. That means at least another year of the failed war. This is not acceptable to me. What do you think?
Here’s the real truth about the war:
War Cometh Before A Fall
By Dan Lieberman
10 September, 2007
War has economic roots; no matter how it is made to appear. Define it as spreading freedom, fighting terrorism or protecting citizens, the driving force for war is to gain economic advantage. Protecting markets, acquiring new markets, crushing competition, defeating those who impede expansion, and controlling resources are the usual causes of war that involve industrialized nations. As an example, Al-Qaeda is a definite threat and must be countered. This valid concern conveniently allows the war on terrorism to be used as an excuse for other battles. Nigel H. Maund, in an article, “The Epic Struggle for World Hegemony,” is more direct. Maund forcibly claims: “The War on Terror is nothing other than a massive, albeit obviously transparent, smokescreen for the real war: the war for resources and the economic survival of the United States as a global power.”
The telepathic crickets on the ClapSotronics editorial board ain’t buying any of the two parties of the apocalypse bullshit, and neither should you!
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer