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"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day."

Saturday, February 25, 2006

liars


This, from CNN:
The only Iraqi battalion capable of fighting without U.S. support has been downgraded to a level requiring them to fight with American troops backing them up, the Pentagon said Friday.
The battalion, made up of 700 to 800 Iraqi Army soldiers, has repeatedly been offered by the U.S. as an example of the growing independence of the Iraqi military.

The competence of the Iraqi military has been cited as a key factor in when U.S. troops will be able to return home.


What Bush also said last month:
A year ago, Bush said, "only a handful" of Iraqis were trained and equipped to fight the insurgent forces. "Today, 125 combat battalions are fighting the enemy, and 50 of those are in the lead," he said. "That's progress."
Those of us who actually give a damn knew that he was lying -- he left out the bit about how many were independent. Just really disgusting, and now it's even worse than we thought. Not something I wanted to wake up to this morning, especially feeling newly ill (the life of a teacher of kids with disabilities during the winter is one of near constant illness, grrr.)

WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING. And all you republicans out there who happily eat this shit up without any modicum of critical analysis -- this is all your fault. So I hope you're comfortable with the knowledge that your vote for these lying murderers has directly lead to the installation of incompetent cronies charged with the rebuilding of a country flattened by our own WMD (depleted uranium, white phosphorus, shall I continue?)

Republicans just can't be trusted to do the job. They're too worried about engendering mass chaos, then lying to the voters so that they can continue their murderous ways. It's what makes the baby Jesus happy.

thanks to SusanG at Kos for CNN links

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