Republican Senator Hagel says Iraq is a replay of Vietnam and he is a Vietnam War veteran so he should know. But Karl Rove has most likely already called the Senator and has threatened him in one form or another. Alas, let us watch. Within a few days Senator Hagel will probably retract his statement, apologize and send a please don’t eat me, I didn’t mean it card to Bush.
THINK PROGRESS: HAGEL ON IRAQ
Radnofsky Democrats in Texas (folks with political leanings that range from moderate to progressive to liberal) are exchanging ideas with conservative Republicans on a Dallas blog. We have met a group of folks who refuse to understand truth. When the ideologues hear what they do not wish to hear, or if they cannot defend the facts about our abysmally underperforming Senator Hutchison, they go on the personal assault route, pretty much the same way as the Kerry Swift Boaters did.
Right now Murtha is being Swift Boated by a group of neonut vets. Why? Because he tells the truth about Iraq. A Gallup poll revealed today that 55% of Americans want out of Iraq. And yet, Murtha’s character is assassinated by ideologues that represent a small minority – most of whom are neoconservative. They sure as hell don’t swim in the mainstream pond with the rest of us.
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER: GALLUP POLL HERE
For information on Senator Murtha, check out the MSNBC Chris Matthews on Hardball archives for 8/3/06.
Two top Generals testified today that Iraq is possibly slipping into a civil war. Rumsfeld must be desperate because he told a huge whooper when testifying before the Senate. He said he has never been overly optimistic about Iraq. Really!? Well, who was it that told us we’d be greeted as liberators? And there were WMD in Iraq? And what about Saddam Hussein and his ties to Al-Qaeda? It was the media's fault for showing "the same vase being stolen over and over and over again" when the media's cameras revealed the infant stages of anarchy and the insurrection that lay ahead.
MY WAY: GENERALS WARN OF CIVIL WAR IN IRAQ
Um – why are we there? Anyone have a clue?
According to the BBC News today, Blair was warned that Iraq is headed toward a civil war. In public officials say all is peachy keen and AOK in Iraq. Privately they tell another story.
BBC NEWS: IRAQ CIVIL WAR WARNING FOR BLAIR
The Bush Administration does its best to shut down anyone who disagrees with its ideology. Those who veer off message or stray from the flock, especially if they hold office or positions in government, including the CIA and the military, are routinely attacked and their careers ruined. Hate groups raise millions of dollars to purchase TV ads to do their evil work. TV stations are all too willing to take their filthy dollars. This is one reason I do not watch much TV.
Never in my life have I witnessed such evil, criminal, cynical and calloused behavior on the part of our government and its enabling Republican Congress. Some Democrats share the blame, too. Never in our history has the characters of war veterans, CIA officers and elected officials been so routinely assassinated for merely disagreeing with an administration’s belief system. Never before has a Vice President outed a CIA agent because her spouse disagreed with party policy.
History will tell us we are inching toward fascism under the Bush Administration.
Change has never been so desperately needed to save the shreds of our democracy. LS