Last Throes. I watched this interesting video of a news conference from the White House. Apparently the latest news is that the Iraqi insurgency is in it's last throes. Why they say this is because there are more attacks and these attacks are causing more casulties. All this proves the insurgents, the terrorists are losing. Now let's figure this out, more US forces, more Iraqi police are being killed in May and June then at any other time. There have been more attacks, but what the US public is asked is to look beyond the casulties. I mean they have better weapons, so they don't need so many people blowing themselves up.
Okay, let's figure it out, if you blow up more people then the other side that usually means you are winning. "Desperate terrorist" are trying to derail the trip to democracy in Iraq. The Terrorist don't want democracy, but for some reason, these terrorists are able to operate with impunity, they seem to be able to blow people up at will. All the battles the US have engaged in have not stopped the insurgents, this sounds like a group with a fair level of civilian support. I mean how can they get away with it.
I thought President Bush declared the war over, yes but still people are getting killed, there are still military operations going on.
Now we have the release of the Downing Street Memo, which gives some discussion on the then upcoming war. The telling paragraph is: It seemed clear that Bush had made up his mind to take military action, even if the timing was not yet decided. But the case was thin. Saddam was not threatening his neighbors, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea or Iran". Reminds me of the quote from Charles Foster Kane regarding Cuba, "You supply the photos and I'll supply the war".
Now there are cracks showing in the ranks of the Republican Party, one Senator has told that the Bush administration has to face reality on the situation in Iraq. It is going badly, the war is on the verge of being lost by the US forces. For a Republican Senator to even admit this is amazing and so the truth must be far worse then imaginable. What is interesting is this is not the news the US people are getting, they are getting the news of the White House, that the war is going well, that the Iraqi people are taking over the policing of their nation and they are making headway in the war against terror. Meanwhile, there has been another suicide bombing this time at a police station in a Kurdish city. Wait a minute, the Kurds hated Saddam, they backed the US they wanted regime change. Now this?
I wonder if it's time for someone to use the "I" word around President Bush, and by that I mean "Impeach" him.