Monday, August 14, 2006

Bush Declares Victory

In a speech today, Bush declared victory in the war against Lebanon, saying that the cease-fire represents a defeat for Hezbollah.

"Hezbollah suffered a defeat in this crisis," Bush said during a news conference at the State Department.

"There's going to be a new power in the south of Lebanon," he said, referring to the U.N. force that will assist the Lebanese army in taking control of the area.

"How can you claim victory when you were a state within a state in southern Lebanon, and now you're going to be replaced by an international force?" he said.


He warned Iran against meddling in both Lebanon and Iraq, where U.S. troops are battling a persistent insurgency and trying to stave off a Sunni-Shiite civil war more than three years after the 2003 invasion.

In this speech, Bush laid blame for all of the deaths on Hezbollah and insulted the memopry of the dead as often as possible.

It's clear from his posturing that's he's gloating over the corpses and egging Hezbollah on.

This cease-fire isn't intended to last. You don't start insulting the other side when you're trying to negotiate a peace.

Bush wants WWWIII, and by golly he's gonna get it, no matter who has to die.


At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This cease-fire isn't intended to last."

And to that end, should we wait on pins and needles to see who is the first to negate, or should we surmise the such already given the PTB and what is at stake?

At 6:45 PM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

Whatever happens, Hezbollah will be blamed.

Any pretense will do.

This cease fire is in the way of moving an invasion force through Syria.

But it does provide cover to move troops in, and an excuse.

At 3:29 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Bush treats war and any other issue of complexity, like its a sporting match. Our frat-boy cum politician/president, lacks the critical reasoning skills that leadership used to require.

Since the majority of Americans also lack much in the very same department--namely, the ability and training to take apart semi-difficult, to complex arguments--he's the perfect person to lead them down the primrose path to destruction.

George Bush--pied piper of the hoi polloi (aka, "moron nation").

At 5:53 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

He strikes me the same way.

He clearly gains a lot of satisfaction in humiliating others, including world leaders.

Bill O'Reilly is cheerleading for a limited draft now. So our leadership must be putting that out as a talking point.

We need only need a Pearl Harbor to justify one. Getting our troops in the action in Lebanon might make enough Congress man wet their pants and bring them around to support a much wider Middle East war.

Bush has for years, been promoting a cadre of sycophants that have excelled in bungles that waste needless money and lives. I used to think there was some master plan that would make sense at some point, but a mixture of incompetence and mean spiritedness explains everything right now.

The PNAC wasn't necessarily written up by anyone with any real critical thinking skills. It may just be a combination of good writing skills, editing, basic theory and wishes for consolidation of power.

It has fundamental flaws from the perspective of providing any benefit to the US. But it will benefit the defense industry and it will benefit other governments. Perhaps it wasn't actully written by Americans at all? Perhaps it was submitted by an unknown third party as a roadmap for moronic psychopaths to follow?

At 1:48 AM, Blogger confusedforeigner said...

" Perhaps it was submitted by an unknown third party as a roadmap for moronic psychopaths to follow?"


At 9:08 PM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

They could've used a ghostwriter...

Maybe a Saudi Prince?


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