The except below is from an article in this morning’s New York Times, and it frighten the crap out of me! The level of arrogance shown by our Fearless Leader is unbelievable. Did he not get the mesage last November that the people of the United States disagree with Bush’s position on the war in Iraq? Does he not understand that the American people are more concerend about the state of the economy? Apparently not.
With its international mandate in Iraq set to expire in 11 months, the Bush administration will insist that the government in Baghdad give the United States broad authority to conduct combat operations and guarantee civilian contractors specific legal protections from Iraqi law, according to administration and military officials.This emerging American negotiating position faces a potential buzz saw of opposition from Iraq, with its fragmented Parliament, weak central government and deep sensitivities about being seen as a dependent state, according to these officials.
This emerging American negotiating position faces a potential buzz saw of opposition from Iraq, with its fragmented Parliament, weak central government and deep sensitivities about being seen as a dependent state, according to these officials.
At the same time, the administration faces opposition from Democrats at home, who warn that the agreements that the White House seeks would bind the next president by locking in Mr. Bush’s policies and a long-term military presence.
U.S. Asking Iraq for Wide Rights on War
It seems that Bush thinks that he and he alonr knows what”s best for the US, Iraq and perhaps the whole world. Give how he”s managed to sink the economy into a tailspin does not bode well for his designs in Iraq. But then, as I have suggested in earlier posts, Bush is determined to bring the world to the brimk of disaster, so that he can claim that the Second Coming occurred on his watch. And with only one year left on that watch, he is getting desparate. Or is he planning to declare a state of emergency and suspend the November election? Maybe declare himself dictator for life? At this point, we should not put anything out of the realm of possibility with this man. He seems to be showing some serious signs of megalomania.
My advice to his wife is get this man to a psychiatrist and soon.
We can only hope that there are enough members of Congress willing to stand up to Bush to prevent him from taking this country over the brink. I urge all of you to speak out against any further escalation of US involvement in Iraq and to urge your Congressional members to support a rational plan for US withdrawal. Also ask them to take the money Bush wants to spend on the war in Iraq and use it to bail out the rapidly failing US economy.
The decline of the US economy is the price we are paying for our involvement in Iraq. Make no mistake about that. Rising oil prices, coupled with our refusal to shift to renewable alternative fuels, have fueled this so-called recession and those prices will not moderate as long as we adhere to our present policies, both foreign and domestic, the US, along with the rest of the West, is headed for a serious economic collapse, that could make the Great Depression look like Sunday school. And we can thank George Bush for that.