Posts Tagged surge
This one really peeves me. The surge did not work, and there are no credible, a-political, experts who believe it did. Not in terms of the originally stated-goals, nor in any other quantifiable terms.
The only surge that worked was a corporate-media conspiracy to smear that canard like seagull shit and leave it to dry, unchallenged in the main-stream media.
This cartoon is the perfect expression of the kind of so very tired Republican tactic that has produced our national living-nightmare and nearly destroyed the Republican party and any semblance of a two-party system (thanks to the epidemic spineless of congressional democrats).
In this case, another lie, declared by feat because its in the news and by our brave troops (self-proclaimed experts in Iraqi national culture), and by the banner…until Obama surrenders a war that “we” would have otherwise won.
So the Republicans will leave another Vietnam-sized scar on the American psyche by granting another generation of angry, ignorant, old WHITE men permission to repeat ad naseum; “we could have won that war but for the liberals.”
We can only imagine what “winning” might have looked like in Vietnam, or Iraq, or any of the hundreds of failed imperial adventures across time and the planet.
But we will never know, because there is one redeeming value in the American people. We eventually sober up and remember why we hate war.