Warning to Iraq: George W. Bush Speak With Forked Tongue
Iraqi officials and the Bush Administration are negotiating over America’s future military presence in Iraq. This article is basically telling the Iraqis: Watch Your Back!
As columnist DeWayne Wickham says: “What the United States wants from countries it occupies, it usually gets.” Millions of Native Americans will vouch for that.
Iraqi negotiators are putting up a good fight for their own interests, and yet Bush is totally confident that the final agreement will be exactly what the U.S. government wants. Bush told a news conference: “I think we’ll end up with a strategic agreement with Iraq…We’re there at the invitation of the sovereign government of Iraq.”
The Worst President Ever — the World’s Biggest Laughingstock — is certain that he’ll get exactly what he wants from the Iraqi government. What gives? How long will we be in Iraq? Was McCain’s dumbass quip about “a hundred years” just an exaggeration? Maybe not.
Ask the Cubans how long they think we’ll stay in Iraq. We established our base at Guantanamo Bay in 1903. As you know, we’re still there.
Or ask Colombia. In 1903 (that was a busy year) America tried to force the Columbian government to allow us to build a canal in Colombia to connect the Pacific and the Caribbean. Colombia refused. The U.S. organized a revolution in the Colombian province of Panama, where the canal would be built. The newly-created Republic of Panama (protected by American forces) agreed to let us build the canal and maintain permanent control of it.
We did ultimately give up control of the Panama Canal, causing millions of rednecks to have a mass hissyfit. “We built it, we bought it, we own it!”
And now Iraq. Do you really think our hand-picked Iraqi government will get in the way of Manifest Destiny?
cross-posted at Bring It On!