Iraq Made Terror Worse? You Mean You Didn't Know That?
It's so quaint really - hearing these cries of protest now that a new secret report from our intelligence community blames Iraq for worsening the War on Terror. First of all, thank goodness for leaked reports that were never supposed to be seen by the public. If we had to rely on this administration to tell us what was really going on, then we would be lost. Check that. We would be left to figure things out for ourselves, which is what we've had to do anyway.
The new terror report is similar to the one claiming we're losing in Anbar Province. That was another analysis the American Public was not meant to hear about. In both cases, the White House was quick to counter with a big dollop of spin. In the case of the Anbar report a general immediately came out and said, "Although I completely agree with the secret report, I do not agree with it at all. Yes, Anbar is lost but I want to stress one point: We are winning in Anbar. And though the War in Iraq is going very, very badly, I also want to stress that the War in Iraq is going great. Everybody got that?"
My question is for the critics. You actually protest and say "gotcha" when a report finds Iraq hurting the War on Terror, and making it worse? Where do you get the naivete? Even buying into the idea that Iraq was part of the War on Terror is ridiculous - at least in the beginning. Oh, there's plenty of terrorists now - more created there and throughout the world every day - but you bought the Bush line that we had to go to Iraq because it was vital in fighting terrorism? That's so sweet. Tell me. I've got to know. Do you also believe in Santa Claus?
Okay, I think I understand: You see the War on Terror as a part of the bigger War on Christmas. Maybe not. Still, let me give you a check list that will save you a ton of aggravation in the future. We've got more than two more years with these clowns. We haven't even made it through the October Surprise. So print out a copy of this if you want, and refer to it later. And then go ahead and protest whenever any little bit of truth slips out of the spin fortress called the White House. But don't get all freaked out about it. Why? Because it's counterproductive letting them think you bought it in the first place. Heck, it's even a little embarrassing. Okay, here's the list:
1. Winning the War on Terror is not about winning the War on Terror.
2. The need to go into Iran is not about the need to go into Iran.
3. Spreading democracy in the world is not about spreading democracy in the world.
4. Making America safer is not about making America safer.
5. America wanting Peace in the World is not about America wanting Peace in the World.
Those are just a few off the top of my head. Getting all stressed out because it turns out the administration's claims on this or that aren't true, just shows you haven't been paying attention. Hey, you'll just wear yourself down too soon. If you want to freak out, wait till they steal the November elections. That's when we should freak out.