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Tuesday, June 28, 2005 

The Tipping Point Has Arrived

According to a new Washington Post/ABC poll, a majority of Americans now believe the Bush administration deliberately misled the public into war. The 52/48 break on the question represents a nine-point shift in just the last three months.

Now, I'm not so sanguine about these numbers as to suggest the change in public opinion was the result of the publication of the Downing Street Memo and other leaked UK documents. Clearly there is a relationship between sentiment about the current state of affairs in Iraq and about how we came to be there in the first place.

But that is precisely the point. With every car bomb, every casualty, it becomes more important--not less--that we know the truth about why this war of choice was undertaken. It's unfortunate that so many must die before people begin to ask these questions, but at least they're being asked. We owe it to those who have fallen, and those who continue to serve, to demand the truth.

Put simply, Bush's Iraq policy is on borrowed time. The American people will not tolerate the current level of losses indefinitely, particularly in light of the fact that by any meaningful measure the conditions on the ground in Iraq are as bad or worse today than they were two years ago.

The administration can congratulate itself for turning over sovereignty, for the January election, and for the drafting of a new Iraqi constitution, but to most Iraqis these things are abstractions, utterly irrelevant to their day to day reality. When the citizens of Baghdad have access to clean drinking water, a functioning power grid and the ability to walk the streets of their own neighborhoods without fear of being shot, then we might actually have something to justify Bush's optimism. Until then, my advice is to keep the cork in the champagne bottle.

 posted by ukiyo1  # 9:32 PM  
Comments:
Couldn't have said that better myself. In fact, I believe John Kerry said much the same thing today on the Senate Floor today.
 
That depends on how many people are duped once again into connecting 9-11 with the war in Iraq. Bush did his best tonight to return to the tactic that worked so well for him at the beginning of this fiasco. He linked the war on terror specifically to Iraq and presented it as the terrorists choice of places to make a stand.

The most abhorrant comment, IMO, was when he said the commanders of the military had told him he had enough troops in Iraq to get the job done and this was why he wouldn't send more in. Evidently Bush has not been listening to the commanding officers who are actually *in* Iraq.
 
Theme from Downing Street
(Sung to the Sesame Street Theme: "Sunny Day")
Parody by Odd Todd 88 (adviceforlefty.com)


Sunday Times
reported on
Bush''s war crimes
Plans were laid out there
Before '0 3
Can you tell me where to get--
Get the memo from Downing Street

Shock and awe
violated
International law
The memo shows there weren't any
W-M-D''s
Can you tell me where to get--
Get the memo from Downing Street

It''s there in black and white
It shows just how they lied
To people like you.
Don''t be gullible too.

Day by day
Civilians are
Blown away.
The memo proves that Bush
Should be impeached.
Can you tell me where to get--
Get the memo from Downing Street
Get the memo from Downing Street
Read the memo from Downing Street
 
i sent georgia an email last week but havent heard back from her - maybe she is busy or didnt think it was a good idead or whatever. in any case, maybe you can use the following to turn the screws, particularly in the context of a tipping point. i happened to go to the whitehouse website back to the idiot son's speech 2 days before the invasion of iraq - the site has his "48 hours" speech under a banner saying "iraq: Denial & Deception", with a photo of the war-president underneath the banner - unfortunately the photo is a little bit small, but it could be a visual that we use to reiterate our point.

details and screengrab here in case they take it down.
 
Finally, the pro-lifers like myself are catching on to the Neo-cons true "CULTURE OF LIES". We pro-lifers were used , the Administration knew we would ONLY go along with self-defense. Karl Rove is a very smart and evil monster. Good God in heaven, please save the Iraqui people from these Texas oil barons and give them back their humanity. Take the contract money away from Halliburton NOW and give it to a better, cheaper contractor and give the rest to the Iraqui people, along with all the other humanitarian aid we owe the Iraquis and the Yank and Brit soldiers and VETS and their families. As for the Bush Administration, your spin about pro-life is just like WMD -NO longer believed!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PNAC
 
omgz omgzx omgz!!!! i gotta make this quik cause my anonimous sauces tell me kkkarl rove is INSIDE my computar deleting comments after i make them!!!! Fight sensorship people or are voices will never be herd!!! this is so great news(the poll)!!! im so glad that the ameriKKKan people finaly our waking up from there blindness!!!!!
 
"Anonymous said...
omgz omgzx omgz!!!! i gotta make this quik cause my anonimous sauces tell me kkkarl rove is INSIDE my computar deleting comments after i make them!!!! Fight sensorship people or are voices will never be herd!!! this is so great news(the poll)!!! im so glad that the ameriKKKan people finaly our waking up from there blindness!!!!! "

You don't care much about man's inhumanity to man, do you?
 
Censorship?!? Yes, I think one of my comments have also been deleted some days ago. But they never deleted any war-mongers' comments. I wouldn't worry about that... because the one to be fooled is not me.

Their country will not be able to enjoy freedom of internet. Their broadband connections would be subjected to control, according the latest verdict:

http://www.democraticmedia.org/news/BrandXdown.html

I am not sympathetic to their problems. They not only enjoy censorship but also fabrication of polls. From time to time, in order to buy public approval on some controversal issues, they report that 51~52% of their people like this and that. If they need public disaproval, their polls would show 48~49% of their people disagree this or that. We can't change anyone's mindset, but at worst, they can fool their own country people.
 
Would Jesus do what Bush does?
 
may people in america cant walk in their own neighborhoods without the fear of being shot.
/just sayin...
 
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