Presidential Kool-Aid

Reasic
Muscle LadyA few days ago, johnnywingnut wrote a post about Barack HUSSEIN Obama. Many of the right wing Obama talking points were covered, including labeling him a “Democrat” candidate and providing his middle name, which is foreign [gasp!] (maybe he’s a terrorist), so I figured I’d counter with a little sanity.

First, somebody didn’t get the memo from the Grand Wizard of the Republic Party:
Obama Hussein

ROVE: Look, the Hussein — using his middle name helps Obama. It doesn’t hurt him. So anybody who wants to help John McCain would stop using…

Now, onto the meat of the argument: Al Qaeda in Iraq. The statement in question again:

“If al Qaeda is forming a base in Iraq, then we will have to act in a way which secures our homeland and our interests abroad.”

There is a big difference between Al Qaeda simply being in Iraq and forming a base, or creating a worldwide headquarters, in Iraq. If you think Obama, or anyone for that matter, didn’t know Al Qaeda was in Iraq, you’re sorely mistaken. However, Obama is correct in his assertion that “there was no such thing as al Qaeda in Iraq until George Bush and John McCain decided to invade Iraq”. Saddam and OsamaBush and Co. presented the “fact” that Saddam had ties with Al Qaeda in the run up to the war, but it was subsequently found to be false. So, we have no Al Qaeda in Iraq until we enter Iraq by force. Hmmm…. Maybe they’re there BECAUSE we’re there. That’s what my critically thinking mind tells me, anyways.

Conservatives who support the war effort continually drink the President’s Kool-Aid, which puts unwarranted focus on Al Qaeda in Iraq. This view ignores the fact that Al Qaeda in Iraq makes up only a very small percentage of the insurgents we are facing in the country:

In 2006 the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research estimated that AQI’s membership was in a range of “more than 1,000,” putting AQI’s forces at less than 1 percent of the insurgency.

bush_fearThis war is not between us and them. It is them (Shiites) versus them (Sunnis), with us stuck in the middle. And no, we’re not fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them here. They’ll come after us regardless. The name “Al Qaeda” gets thrown around so much by the Administration because that’s who attacked us on 9/11. However, this group in Iraq is not the same bunch who were involved in the September 11th attacks. They are a separate group who declared allegiance only after the war in Iraq began. All of this talk about Al Qaeda is simply a political ploy to try to justify this unjust war. I guess we should all just be good little Americans like johnnywingnut and be afraid. That way, maybe we won’t question the President, because he’s protectin’ us.

A little recommended reading for extra credit:

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/06/09/africa/ME-GEN-Iraq-Enemy-No.-1.php

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/08/opinion/08pubed.html?_r=2&oref=login&oref=slogin

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~ by reasic on March 10, 2008.

8 Responses to “Presidential Kool-Aid”

  1. Crap, George Bush, Osama bin Laden AND Obama, all in one post. Way to screw up my morning, fairlane. 😉

    Missed you!

  2. The Klanservatives are grasping. They hope to use that good old subtle racism to get them past the way it got them past in 2004.

    If that fails, they’re counting on so many foreclosures that most peoples’ voting precintcts will be changed, giving them a way to challenge the legitimacy of the ballots.

  3. I don’t think the sleight of hand will work this time. People are sick of Iraq and don’t believe anything this administration tells them anymore. At least I hope they’ve finally wised up. One can never be sure!

  4. //So, we have no Al Qaeda in Iraq until we enter Iraq by force. Hmmm…. Maybe they’re there BECAUSE we’re there. //

    You got that right. If my country was invaded, occupied and blown the fuck up by a hostile army…..I would be an insurgent TOO!!

    //we’re not fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them here//

    Gees, that lame idea of fighting abroad so that we do not have to fight them here….is sooooooo old…I heard it when I was draft age….and someone wanted ME to go fight THEM there so that WE would not have to fight THEM HERE……all that happened is America got some cool Asian restaurants.

    Nice post, kiddo!

  5. “Nice” post, Reasic:) Good to see you back in the saddle again. It’s been a while and I do miss the climate change site. Any chance you might revive it?

    Also, I see that you’ve officially joined the Jonestown Super Team. Congratulations! Your unique super powers will certainly be an asset in our fight to secure the blogosphere. I look forward to drinking your health over the punchbowl…but you’re only half Right, which explains your preference for Kool-Aid of another kind. So be it. Shoot me an email; we never talk anymore.

  6. reasic — “we have nothing to fear but George W Bush himself” — he is a stupid moron, but his team of evil has exploited fear so brilliantly and so effortlessly — they should win marketers of the millenium — and it is only 7 years old

  7. Thanks, JWN. I’m glad you didn’t take offense, as none was intended, you moronic wingnut. 😛

  8. Right back atcha. You bastard! lol:)

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