Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Fear Mongering Sophistry By The CINC in 9-11 Speech

Gotta call bullshit on the Commander in Chief on this one:

"Whatever mistakes have been made in Iraq," Bush said last night in a prime-time address from the Oval Office, "the worst mistake would be to think that if we pulled out, the terrorists would leave us alone. They will not leave us alone. They will follow us. The safety of America depends on the outcome of the battle in the streets of Baghdad."

If the administration really thought that a withdrawal of American troops from Iraq would result in the Iraq-based terrorists following us here to strike our cities and towns, they would be vastly increasing the number of U.S. troops in Iraq to a number that would preclude such an eventuality.

The president would have no problem gaining the support of Congress for such a move.

Surely the intelligence community would have -- by now -- been able to produce at least one captured Iraqi insurgent or terrorist to testify to such a plan. Even in secret intelligence committee session.

In fact, if such a scenario was plausible, the White House would already be catching blame from the supporters of the war for endangering the nation by not demanding a return to a draft.

The "we can't leave Iraq because they will follow us here" meme is crass fear-mongering of the most vile sort.

And is further evidence that the real danger to our country comes from the Bush administration.


Blogger DrewL said...

The hyperbole used by Bush on Monday night was utter nonsense. The ideological battle of the 21st century? A battle for civilization? Huh. Isn't Mesopotamia considered the cradle of western civilization? Not if you're an illiterate Bushie.

What frightens me more is how many stupid and ignorant fellow citizens actually eat that stuff up and believe it.

Propaganda at its best.

9/13/2006 12:02 AM  
Blogger DrewL said...

The other comment I found to be utterly laughable: "the desert of despotism".

LOL. What kind of goofiness is that?!!


9/13/2006 12:03 AM  
Blogger Effwit said...


For a "non-political" speech, he really cast some aspersions upon the Dems.

Sadly, his ploy will work upon the fearful population. "We are safer, but we are not yet safe." ROFL. How possible it is that anyone could ever be totally "safe"? Such a formula allows for the perpetual war on "terror" -- terror being the dominant emotion of the masses these days.

9/13/2006 7:48 AM  
Blogger DrewL said...

Well of course. Perfect safety, if something so utterly unattainable could possibly exist, would only come about in an environment of complete control of the masses...a la the USSR. A free society, by nature, can only exist with the acceptance of risk. Have people chosen to forego those risks in order to preserve safety? Have they gone completely insane?

9/13/2006 10:43 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...


Why yes, I do believe that they have lost it completely.

9/14/2006 6:39 AM  

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