Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dirge for the Surge

And so now the final lie is put to rest.

For ages, the neocon chicken hawks who so bravely supported the Disaster in Iraq—as long as someone else does the fighting—have been blathering on about…the Surge.

The surge was the latest bonehead stunt put together by the same group of corrupt oil company lackeys and flag-waving yahoos who brought us the lies about weapons of mass destruction and an Iraq-9/11 connection.

These were the same geniuses who told us there were be no insurgency—are you listening, William Kristol?

Along the way, the pro-war crowd attached the patriotism of anyone who dared disagree with them and dismissed the abuses of Abu Ghraib and similar incidents as mild detours on the road to democracy.

Of course they were wrong on every count. But rather than admit their lies and failures--oh, please!--the pro-war bunch came up with another lie…the Surge.

The surge was supposed to be it, the strategic move that would wipe out the insurgency—the one that wasn’t going to happen—and put an end to the war.

“Let ’em win!” the armchair warriors bellow into any TV camera they can find.

Once the surge went through and the number of killings began to come down, immediately the Republican dead-enders began to crow about their success; ignoring their staggering series of failures that created this mess in the first place.

Any attempt at disagreement is quickly greeted with the brain dead sing-song response “the surge is working! The surge is working!”

Neocons are fond of slogans, as they eliminate any need for facts or reason and can be easily memorized. It’s like “smoking gun turning to a mushroom cloud” or “I’d rather fight them over there than fight them over here.”

Lately, the anti-environmentalists slobbering over the thought of offshore drilling have been knuckle-walking around hollering “drill, baby, drill!” I think that’s what Sarah Palin’s daughter said to her boyfriend, but that's another story.

Let's get back to…the Surge, yes, the…Surge. Weak-kneed Democrats are trying to tiptoe around this issue by saying they’re against the war, but, yes, the surge is working, the surge is working, for fear of being branded America-haters.

Just tonight on "60 Minutes," Steve Croft was asking Barack Obama about his calling for a troop withdrawal before the...Surge. Obama very forcefully reminded Croft that McCain & Co. have been wrong on this war for the last five years.

But the thing is, the Surgeisn’t working. Reuters recently did a story about a UCLA study that found ethnic cleansing and not the surge was responsible for the drop in violence in Iraq, particularly in Baghdad.

In other words, so many people were being killed or driven away that there are no longer enough people to kill or drive away.

"By the launch of the surge, many of the targets of conflict had either been killed or fled the country, and they turned off the lights when they left," geography professor John Agnew of the University of California Los Angeles, who led the study, said, according to Reuters.

Get in, neocons? Your sainted surge did nothing. Your precious General Petraeus is not a military genius, just another George Bush hack.

I know that the current Wall Street meltdown has been dominating the headlines lately, but even so, there is no reason why this story about the bogus surge is not spread all over the newspapers and television.

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the rest of the traitors, yes, you read right, traitors, responsible for this mess should be hauled before Congress to explain their newest lie. After that we can talk about prosecutions and jail time.

I’m sure most neocons haven’t seen this report and they wouldn’t “see” it even if had someone read it to them through a bullhorn.

And even now I’m sure they’re working on a new little ditty that can replace the now defunct “the surge is working!” that they can feed to their followers.

I’m thinking of my own little ditty for the neocons. It goes back quite a ways, actually, a real classic, but I think it still does the trick. It goes something like this—

Go to hell.

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