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My momma told me when I was just a tyke, “You make a mess, you clean it up.” Apparently, George W’s momma didn’t teach him this lesson – no doubt she instructed the maid to clean up his messes.
But, now that little George is all grown up, he’s made the biggest mess imaginable in Iraq… and he’s being a brat about it, showing no inclination to stop making the mess, much less clean it up. More than 3,000 Americans have been killed there, some 22,000 are horribly wounded, and the total monetary cost is now above a trillion dollars. Meanwhile, Bush’s own commanding general says “the situation in Iraq is dire.”
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Yet, our brat president, who now admits that he has messed up in Iraq, wants to send another 22,000 Americans into the maw of this raging civil war. They can clean it up, he cavalierly says of the added troops. Most military experts, however, say that George’s troop “surge” will only make the mess worse– and many more American families will pay the price of having their loved ones killed.
Stamping his tiny feet, George insists that no one should get in his way, even though 70 percent of the public now reject his policies. In his state of the union speech, this spoiled child said to us, “America must not fail in Iraq.” Let’s be clear, George: America is not failing. YOU ARE!
Admitting that our soldiers are now trapped in the crossfire of an internal sectarian war, Bush breezily said, “This is not the fight we entered in Iraq, but it is the fight we’re in.” Hold it right there, George. We didn’t stumble into this mess – you deliberately sent us to Iraq on a pack of lies, then – through your own arrogance and incompetence – you’ve created the nightmare scenario of an Iraq overrun by extremists, making Americans less safe.
This is Jim Hightower saying… George won’t clean up his mess, so we’ll have to. The place to begin is by demanding the withdrawal of our troops.
“Bush Insists U.S. Must Not Fail in Iraq,” The New York Times, January 24, 2007.
“Senate Panel Debates Iraq Resolutions,” The New York Times, January 24, 2007.
“Iraq Death Toll Exceeded 34,000 in 2006,” UN says,” The New York Times, January 17, 2007.
“What $1.2 Trillion Can Buy,” UN says,” The New York Times, January 17, 2007.