Yeah, to hell with the U.N.
Isn’t that what the Bush administration basically said, when they invaded Iraq without the support of the UN security council? Anyone remember how the U.S. administration skipped taking a last-minute security council vote on getting the UN’s blessing to invade, when they realized it would get rejected, and instead Bush just gave Hussein the ultimatum (“give up your WMDs or get invaded”)?
Actually, a bunch of the folks here said the same thing at the time… “screw the UN”, “We don’t need anyone’s help”, “We don’t need NATO or Europe” etc etc.
Now it is finally obvious to the White House that the US military is over-extended and we can’t sustain this level of spending for much longer, and we are dangerously unprepared to finish the job Bush started. So Colin Powell will be sent with his hat in his hand, to ask for support for this war, from the same people Bush spurned, just a few months ago. We are headed back to the UN on bended knees.
Tonight Bush announced he will ask Congress for another 86 BILLION dollars for military spending in Iraq and nation-building there, to rebuild the infrastructure we just finished destroying. And that money is just for THIS YEAR. Next year, who knows how much.
What is the game plan? There is no exit strategy, just “stay until it’s finished”. Gee, could it be any more vague and half-baked than that? The headline is "Bush calls for ‘whatever is necessary’ in Iraq. Gee, sounds like a really good plan. Lets just throw a shitload of taxpayer’s money at this, and hope not too many of our guys get killed.
Last year, as the rush to war unfolded, I (and a bunch of other people here) posted that this RUSH TO WAR by Bush was a bad idea, and was a big mistake. Of course, the party line was that we needed to invade immediately, without our allies (“Fuck NATO” and Fuck the UN, right guys?) because we needed to prevent Saddam from using all those WMDs. (When is Rumsefeld gonna finally tell us where they are?) Anybody who thought that was a stupid plan was labeled “unpatriotic”.
Well, I hate to tell you “I told you so” nah fuck that. I TOLD YOU THIS UNILATERAL ATTACK WAS A HUGE CLUSTERFUCK. And unfortunately, all of us (US taxpayers and our children, and THEIR children) are going to be paying for it.
Can I just take a second to give a hearty FUCK YOU to all the people who accused the dissenters of being “unpatriotic” during that time? Yes, FUCK YOU.
The fat cats at Halliburton and the Carlyle group will make a shitload of money on this war, and that’s what counts, right “good guys”?
Hey, why don’t we spend that 86 BILLION on the crumbling US infrastructure? How about doing some nation-building at home?
And if you are looking for work, I hear the military is hiring. All you “good guys”, you are being paged down at the recruiting office.