Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, March 19, 2007

The World Through Neocon Lenses

Happy Anniversary, fellow Americans. And what a glorious four years it’s been — the proudest 4-year period in our nation’s history. Just think, four years ago the world was threatened by the most bloodthirsty dictator since Adolph Hitler. He had Weapons of Mass Destruction which he might unleash at any moment if we didn’t act instantly.

Not only that, but he had close ties with al Qaeda and every other Islamic terrorist group in the world. They were all watching us, just waiting to see if we’d have the nerve to fight the Evil Dictator. If we didn’t, the terrorists would know we were just a bunch of Surrender Monkeys. Our failure to act would encourage them to attack us any time they felt like it. Well, we showed ‘em. When we toppled Saddam Hussein, those Islamic terrorist groups just collapsed. POOF! We haven’t seen a trace of them for four years now.

When we invaded Iraq, our soldiers were greeted as liberators. Our Mission was Accomplished and within just a few days our troops were all brought home safely. Since that time, Iraq has been a prosperous democracy; the Jewel of the Middle East. Everything happened exactly as Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld had said it would. Oh, and the revenue from Iraq’s oil industry has more than paid for all of our military expenditures.

It was all so neat — let’s do it again.

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Blogger LETS TALK said...

Remember when; Taliban Deputy Prime Minister Haji Abdul Kabir said: "The Taliban would be willing to discuss handing over bin Laden to a third country, or putting him on trial in Afghanistan, if the U.S. military ends bombing and provides evidence of his involvement in the attacks on the U.S."

''Turn him over, turn his cohorts over, turn any hostage they hold over, destroy all the terrorist camps. There's no need to negotiate...I told them exactly what they need to do,'' Bush said.

Not only did our beloved President; George Bush, like most conservatives say former president Clinton had a chance to capture or kill bin Laden.

President Bush; "rejected an offer from Afghanistan's ruling Taliban to discuss turning over Islamic militant Osama bin Laden if the United States stops air strikes against Afghanistan." see Bush.

Somehow, those neocons forget about this ever happening... they continue to push the Clinton mistakes!

March 19, 2007 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Let's Talk: What, having the Afghanis turn over bin Laden or put him on trial? That wouldn't work. Then we wouldn't have this poster boy to keep pointing to for five years. Every time Bush wants to decimate another part of the Constutition or invade another country, all he has to do is chant "Osama bin Laden" and "9/11" and Presto -- Bush gets exactly what he wants. Bin Laden has been a gold mine for the neocons.

March 19, 2007 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Mile High Pixie said...

Sadly, the neocons have failed to grasp that they might have been able to get the whole country behind invading Iraq if they'd actually given diplomacy a chance. (Though there's still really no good reason to be there, except Jr's all peeved about Hussein supposedly 'tryin' to kill his daddy!' Shakespeare, I'm sure, has already covered this plot in a play.)

March 19, 2007 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Ricardo said...

It's a very grim anniversary Tom. And there's no end in sight. We've become one of the most hated nations in the world and that's an amazing thing to do considering that the world was with us right after 9/11.

March 19, 2007 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Ricardo: Yup, it's a grim anniversary. To think of the worldwide and nationwide good will that our government had right after 9/11/01 -- it's just unimagineable that we could have sunk so far.

March 19, 2007 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mile High Pixie: (Sorry, I just now got e-mail notification of your comment -- that #$%^&~! Comment Moderation again) That's absolutely right. Our government had such incredible good will, nationally and globally, right after 9/11, Bush could have gotten anything he wanted. With the tiniest bit of spin and diplomacy he could have convinced anybody to do anything. It's so ironic that now Rove, the greatest spinmeister in several generations, can't even get Bush out of his own self-created mess.

March 19, 2007 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

This is such a nightmare, Tom. Sometimes I despair over how it's all going to turn out.

March 20, 2007 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Candace: Yes, it's definitely a nightmare. Hope we'll all wake up soon.

March 20, 2007 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger People in the Sun said...

And the best thing about it is that now that what's-his-face confessed to everything there is no more danger in the world--just in time for the new season of "Dancing with the Stars"!

March 20, 2007 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

People In The Sun: Yup, good ol' KSM was the cause of all our problems. The War on Terror is over now. We won. We can bring our troops home now.

March 20, 2007 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

Yeah, that was great when all of that happened. The neocons were right about everything. We must bow to their brilliance.

March 20, 2007 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lizzy: Ah yes, everything went exactly according to plan, and now we've won the War on Terror. The neocons were absolutely right.

March 20, 2007 at 10:26 PM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

If it helps, I did mine a little good news from the heap of disaster that is Iraq.

Too little, too late, of course-but I take my comforts where I can get them.

March 21, 2007 at 8:34 AM  
Anonymous kip said...

Didn't Donnie Boy say we'd be out of there in a matter of weeks?

March 21, 2007 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jolly Roger: Yup, that's good news, that nobody believes anything Bush says any more. Maybe it's too little too late, but maybe it'll prevent him from getting enough support to invade Iran.

Kip: Yup, that's what he said. So far he's off by almost four years.

March 21, 2007 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Damien said...

There I was thinking that the Neo cons had the common sense to go the way of the dinosaurs, and then whammo. Heck these neos are like roaches!!!

March 21, 2007 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Damien: Yup, they're like roaches, only dumber and longer-lived.

March 21, 2007 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger The Truffle said...

And don't forget--scores of young Republicans and other right-wing do-gooders raced to the recruiting office to enlist. The sight of such patriotism was overwhelming. *snif snif*

March 21, 2007 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

The Truffle: That's right, how could I forget that? It was heartwarming to see all those College Republicans making a beeline to the nearest recruiter.

March 21, 2007 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger The Truffle said...

PS: Can you tell that I'm sort of irked by all those Yellow Elephants out there?

March 21, 2007 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

The Truffle: Yes, I can tell, and I'm pretty irked by them too. Such brave people, willing to fight to the last drop of somebody else's blood.

March 21, 2007 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Sean Hannity's punching bag was saying that what the Bush administration should do is just declare victory and leave. After all, we brought down a vicious dictator, we brought Democracy to Iraq, we eliminated the weapons of mass destruction. Just declare victory and go home. Think of how the Republicans could turn that to their advantage! It would instantly turn off all the Democrats' anti-war stuff. They aren't smart enough to do something that simple, though...

March 29, 2007 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Yeah, that would've been the smart and face-saving thing for Bush to do. But it wasn't his choice. His puppetmasters would never allow anything like that. They have plans for the world, and when they say "shit!" Bush says "what color Sir?"

March 29, 2007 at 11:18 PM  

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