A View To A Shill

“These decisions about troop levels will be driven by the conditions on the ground in Iraq and the good judgment of our commanders, not by artificial timetables set by politicians in Washington.”
George W. Bush, 11.30.2005, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

“Any decisions about troop levels will be driven by the conditions on the ground and the judgment of our commanders, not by artificial timelines set by politicians in Washington, D.C.”
Dick Cheney, 12.6.2005, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Drum, NY

As the President and his team fan out across the country in search of military bases and other untapped friendly venues to deliver speeches in front of, the message is clear – we will not allow politicians in Washington to determine how and when the war in Iraq will come to a close. Of course this is a load of steaming horse crap but don’t tell that to the 36% of American’s that still support the Prez and his culture of corruption.

Even as the words were sputtering out of the Dubbya’s mouth the political machine was ramping up toward a symbolic troop withdrawal timed to coincide with the 2006 mid-term elections. But hey, if you repeat a lie often enough it is sure to become reality right? Apparently Mr. Bush thinks so because as recently as yesterday he had his walking coronary Dick Cheney repeating nearly the same speech in front of yet another military audience. A speech which just happens to have been written by a character from the latest James Bond thriller, Dr. Feaver.

Who is this Dr. Feaver? Unfortunately, he is not some super-villain secluded on a tropical island with plans to take over the world with his Fever Ray, mwooo hahahaha. Actually he is just your average pointy headed political-hack-wannabe. That’s right, the speech entitled “Victory in Iraq” which was touted as the plan hatched up by our Commander in Chief to finally win the war was actually written by some pollster at Duke who convinced the Prez to forget about actually winning the war Iraq and instead to focus on winning the propaganda war at home.

Despite the president’s oft-stated aversion to polls, Dr. Feaver was recruited after he and Duke colleagues presented the administration with an analysis of polls about the Iraq war in 2003 and 2004. They concluded that Americans would support a war with mounting casualties on one condition: that they believed it would ultimately succeed.

That’s right ditto heads, the genuine-guy President who you would like to have a beer with is actually mounting yet another campaign to snooker your asses into staying in Iraq long enough to win the mid-term elections. Nice.

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