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More republicans punting on Iraq

Apparently we are beginning to see the effects of democracy. Bush’s rabid insistence on continuing in Iraq is costing him more and more support in both the house and senate. Even his republican buddies are realizing that if they keep supporting the war, they will find themselves unemployed come the next elections.

More and more of the elected republicans are realizing that the continued failure in Iraq spells political doom for anyone that continues to try and justify the war. Military leaders are admitting that things are getting worse, not better. Civilian casualties are up, military casualties are up, and the puppet government we’ve set up in Iraq can’t (or won’t) do anything to resolve the situation.

Bush continues to play the rhetoric game – have you notice how recently the “bad guys” are not just Al Quiada, but they are often referred to as the “sunnis”.  In a word game that is typical of the bush administration, he has simply renamed the people that we are supposedly trying to help (remember the whole idea of no genocide, no ethnic cleansing?) the ‘enemy’. That means it is OK when the Iraqi government does nothing to stop the shi’ite street gangs from killing the sunni’s – after all, they are the enemy. Oh yeah, and when we’ve they have finished killing off all the Sunnis, it won’t have been ethnic cleansing because they were the enemy. Kind of like the guys that have been rotting in Guantanamo for the past few years.

Fortunately, bush’s credibility is so low that no one is buying his latest name game. His buddies have realized that the bush ship is sinking fast, and in a desperate attempt to save their political butts, the rats are bailing out. I wonder if Bush has realized that at some point all of those representatives and senators will make the connection between bush’s policies, and the sinking of the republican party. If they open their eyes fast enough, bush may just be facing a house and senate that insist he come clean on the other issues. Without his buddies running interference for him on the floor of the house and senate, Georgie must be starting to feel pretty darn vulnerable. And these guys aren’t facing jail time, so a pardon won’t be very useful to old george either……


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