Hows That Surge Workin’ For Ya Mr. Bush?

by hilageGeorge Bush Fucks America

Here’s a little recap you can send around to your Republican friends who are hearing what they want to hear from the media.

After five years, 4,000+ US dead , 40,000+ US casualties, and at least 500,000 Iraqi dead and countless wounded – not to mention several million displaced – the current situation is described below the fold. Each individual story is well known, and well documented, but the cumulative implication seems to have escaped the various experts and talking heads.

  1. The US cannot defend the Green Zone which holds the headquarters for both the US military and diplomatic efforts and the Iraqi government(such as it is). http://www.salon.com/…
  1. The US has not secured the road from the airport to the Green Zone.
  2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/…

  1. Large sections of Baghdad are in the control of a the Mahdi army who are well armed and organize enemies of the US presence in Iraq. http://www.guardian.co.uk/…
  1. The US cannot defend the Iraqi oil infrastructure on which the entire economic future of the country relies. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/…
  1. The US does not control the border between Iran and Iraq despite repeatedly claiming that Iran is smuggling weapons and soldiers into the country. http://washingtontimes.com/…
  1. Neither the US nor the Iraqi government has any control whatsoever of the heavily populated and oil rich southern region of Iraq. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/…
  1. Sunni tribal leaders, armed in part by the US, control the sparsely populated western regions of the country but are not coherent political force. http://ca.reuters.com/…
  1. Northern Iraq is controlled by the Kurds who are currently fighting a border war with Turkey. This region is almost entirely autonomous and is currently acting to take control of the oil region centered on Kirkuk. http://news.bbc.co.uk/…
  1. Long delayed votes on Kirkuk and regional councils will either be suspended or result in the Kurds taking Kirkuk and Al Sadr’s people dominating the regional governments of much of the country. Kurdish incorporation of Kirkuk is stated by Turkey to be an automatic trigger for a Turkish invasion. http://www.turkishweekly.net/…
  1. Most Iraqis lack water, electricity, hospitals, schools, jobs, and hope for a better future. http://www.icrc.org/…

After all the death, destruction, displacement, and human suffering these are the incontrovertible facts. I’ve used sources from all over the world, and poitical spectrum, because I hope to demonstrate that there is little debate about what is in fact going on. The only confusion, somehow, seems to be what it all means. Perhaps when things go this wrong, it is hard to escape the size of the catastrophe. The current fighting only underlines what has been clearly the case for several the years. The US is not only not winning, it has long since lost the capacity to control the course of events in Iraq. While there are a great many complexities in Iraq, the list above makes it quite clear that the US invasion is now a complete and utter failure.

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  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on March 30, 2008 - 3:47 pm

    One more– U.S. soldiers are now fighting directly on behalf of the Iranian-sponsored Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council of Abdul Aziz al-Hakim. Maybe our right-wing friends could take time out from harping on Senator Obama’s middle name to explain this. LA Times: U.S. caught in middle of Shiite rivalry.

  2. #2 by pop goes the list. on March 30, 2008 - 8:24 pm

    It is working perfectly if the ultimate goal is the creation of mass chaos, which can then be attributed to Iran, which will supply the pretext to bombing them into regime change. Russia and China are the big losers in this round of the Great Game if such comes to pass. We only pay more for oil, and lose soldiers…theirs is not to reason why…theirs is but to do and die.

    If one considers that this is what the warhawks in Israel want, as well as the side benefit of mucking with chinas oil supply, things are working out dandy, unless you volunteered for the duty and are under military command. The contractors have made quite a fortune, and no doubt the chaos has led to high oil prices that have made certain factions in the west very, very rich.

    It is working like a charm, if one believes that Iran was the target all along. Basra is the Shia incindiary point. That people were going to die has been well understood by our elites, though poorly advertised since this conflict began.

  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on March 31, 2008 - 1:13 am

    As Randy Newman once said in his great song,
    Let’s drop the big one now.

    As Bush would say,
    We’ll send them a message.

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