BUSH’S MAGIC ACT IN IRAQ

George W is an amazing magician – the "Amazing Kreskin" of global foreign policy!

George W is an amazing magician – the “Amazing Kreskin” of global foreign policy!

With a flash of his magic wand, he has turned Iraq from a nation that had no connection with al Qaeda terrorism just three years ago – into the world’s Number One recruiting and training ground for what Bush now calls “al Qaeda types.” But that was just for openers. Faster than you can say “hocus pocus,” The Amazing George twisted a mission that he once told us was about bringing the gentle flower of democracy to the Iraqi people – into a frantic and deadly scramble to cope with the rising horror of a religious and ethnic civil war among those very people.

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Wait – there’s more. In front of our very eyes, this bassackward alchemist took all of the golden good will that had poured into America from all around the world after 9/11, dumped it into his Iraq occupation, and transformed it into a growing hatred and hostility toward the America that he represents. Also behind his wizard-like puffs of smoke, George’s deceptive war machinations have killed more than 2,600 Americans and some 40,000 Iraqi civilians – while trampling our cherished freedoms here at home.

Now, President Shazzam is trying to pull one more trick. With a sweep of his conjurer’s cape, he’s claiming that Americans must continue to die in his bloody war because Iraq – not Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda – represents the front line of the war on terror. Moreover, using patriotic sparklers to dazzle us rubes, George accuses anyone who points to his disastrous failures in Iraq as being borderline traitors whose dissent “simply emboldens terrorist.”

This is Jim Hightower saying… Bush is no magician – he’s a deceiver, who has mostly deceived himself. The stark reality is that he has trapped our troops in the middle of a brutal civil war that has zero to do with the real war on terrorists. No more lives should be sacrificed to George’s self-deception and incompetence.

Sources:
“Bush defends Iraq strategy: We’re staying,” Austin American-Statesman, August 22, 2006.
“Most of us don’t buy the Iraq war as self-defense,” Austin American-Statesman, August 22, 2006.

“Battling the bastards is about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.”

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