Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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!

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Blogger American Hill BIlly said...


In one of my older posts I have an article dealing with your latest post. I'll find it if you ask that I put up, but Google is easier. "The Bush Cabal" is now currently planning at least 6 permanent "immediate strike" bases from within Iraq. WTF??? They through it out there as though it would be good for the "once in a while threat", but my god, look at the location. Who couldn't they attack in short order from there. This "Cabal of Insane Idiots" have another thing coming. The technology that you, the average person, and I know about is like the invention of the wheel. China's subs that surfaced in the middle of several american fleets commencing in War games to show their might to Iran; never detected the subs that had been under them for days! China could have wiped at least to fleets off the map within minutes. Like I said, the technology out there makes you, the average person, and I look like cavemen!

June 17, 2008 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger American Hill BIlly said...

Ahh, Forgive the grammer; I am learning Spanish, and having a weird thought process going on. Half the time I am thinking in Spanish. The word through was suppossed to be threw. Whoops

Hasta Pronto

Peace and Freedom

June 17, 2008 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger American Hill BIlly said...

http://www.gulfnews.com/region/Iraq/10218150.html Permanent Bases in Iraq for strikes against any country that posts a threat to the Cabal.......which Bush says is the last best hope for all mankind???!!!!
Tom, this is the link from my post.
let me know if it doesn't work.

Peace and Freedom

June 17, 2008 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

AHB: I'll check out your link. I did a post about a year ago (I forget exactly when) about America's new embassy being built in Iraq. When it's completed it'll be the world's largest embassy. We've definitely got some long range plans for that region. So many backward countries that we need to bring democracy to.

That's interesting about Chinese subs, and advanced technology in general. In Rolling Stone (2 issues ago) there was an article about China's internal spying network. It sounded very hi-tech and futuristic, and more Orwellian than anything George Orwell himself ever dreamed of. And it's already happening over there. Coming soon to a country near you.

June 17, 2008 at 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: The Panama Canal as my former Senator S.I. "Sleeping Sam" Hawakawa once said "we should keep the canal. We stole it fair and square"

I still remember W's promise that Iraqi's oil reserves would be used to pay us back. I guess they mean really mean it.


June 17, 2008 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger American Hill BIlly said...

The link to the permanent bases does work. The sub "incident" was even on national news, but down played. During a live war game??? Anyone pissing their pants? All systems were a go, and we had subs down there as well that didn't hear them! Yet, Little Chinese men eating rice pop up next to the aircraft carriers!!
We are Cavemen playing on what we think is the latest tech. in our laps!!!!

June 18, 2008 at 6:25 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

The last few months of this year are going to be veeeeeery eeeeenteresting, especially as the "no, thanks" start piling upon these jokers.

June 18, 2008 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Ah yes, that cheap oil we're all getting because of the Iraqi invasion. And of course the Iraqi oil revenues have paid for everything, which is why we have such a huge budget surplus right now.

"We stole it fair and square," that's about right. Even John Wayne, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon were all in favor of the Panama Canal "giveaway." Maybe their endorsement eased the pain a little bit for the wingnuts who kept chanting "we built it we bought it we own it!"

AHB: Here is the link to that Rolling Stone article about China's spying apparatus. I thought about doing a post about it, but it sounds so futuristic; it sounds more like a bad science fiction novel than anything else. But after reading this, the Chinese sub incident sounds a lot more believable.

Randal: As the saying goes, we will be living in interesting times.

June 18, 2008 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Bush is setting Iraq up for a base to attack Iran, an idea they haven't given up on, despite the findings of the last NIE.

June 18, 2008 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lew: Yup, no doubt. Iran and any other uppity country that dares to "threaten" American interests, whatever that means. That whole region will be in our crosshairs once we get our permanent bases set up in Iraq.

June 18, 2008 at 9:05 PM  

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