Thursday, March 27, 2008

Bush Sees Iraq Violence As A "Positive Moment"

Normal, rational people tend to look at the recent uptick of violence in Iraq as a bad thing but our pResident, George Bush is neither normal or rational. He had the audacity to say that the increased violence is a positive moment in Iraq's history because the government is reacting forcefully to the resistance being shown by the people. Confused a little? You should be.

From The Times (U.K.):

President Bush gave warning yesterday that Iraq’s “fragile situation” required the US to maintain a strong military presence there, even as he defended the withdrawal of British troops from Basra, the scene of heavy fighting in recent days.

In an interview with The Times, he backed the Iraqi Government’s decision to “respond forcefully” to the spiralling violence by “criminal elements” and Shia extremists in Basra. “It was a very positive moment in the development of a sovereign nation that is willing to take on elements that believe they are beyond the law,” the President said.

The President is having trouble keeping his story straight on the difference between the American and British troops because he doesn't use logic. Of course he never had before so why should we expect rationality now? What he conveniently forgot to mention was that these people that are "beyond the law" (*cough* hypocrite *cough) are needed to make the country work as one. They are taking their frustrations to the streets (and unfortunately with arms towards our own soldiers) because the government is not working for all Iraqis.

Despite George's claims of surge success, the country is still chaotic, and will continue to be so as long as we keep our imperialistic foreign policy in place. What is it now, 298 days and change until he's out of office? Not that I'm counting or anything.