Monday, September 03, 2007

The Brits Get It, Why Don't We?

Photo from the UK Ministry of Defence

Yes folks, while our wayward (or is it ass-backwards) President pays a surprise visit to Iraq touting the "success" of his failed military surge (using the doublespeak play book of course) the British have pulled out of Basra to the cheers of the citizens there:
Bush's visit came just hours after British forces slipped out of their last base in the Iraqi oil port of Basra under cover of darkness and handed over control of the base to their Iraqi comrades.

The move came amid heightened tensions between Washington and London, the closest US ally in Iraq, and left behind a city in the grip of a brutal militia turf war. Source
What a difference a new Prime Minister makes eh? Now that Tony (Bush's lapdog) Blair is gone Mr. Gordon Brown is introducing:
...a different style of government, restoring a more serious tone to British politics after the "sofa-style" decision-making of the Blair years.

"It will be very much a more 'get on the with the job' style of government," said Oakley. "There will be a lot of serious purpose."

"People are hopeful there is going to be a change of mood and a change of pace very quickly," Labour lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn, an outspoken critic of Blair and the Iraq war, told Reuters.

"The first priority of Gordon Brown has to be recognizing the disaster of the strategy in Iraq and making plans for the withdrawal of our forces." Source
And gosh darnit he seems to be a man of his word! HOW REFRESHING!

Just think my friends. In just one year, that's 1/6th of the time we've had to put up with the GOP elephant rampage across our Constitution, we will have a new president! But, before we relax our efforts we must make CERTAIN that Mr. Bush and his boss Mr. Cheney are NOT ABLE TO COMPLETE THEIR INTENDED MISSION! That is,, me, our family friends and neighbors, must not allow Bush to pervert the U.S. Congress and American law in order to bomb the sovereign nation of Iran!

Graphic by Craig Foster

Oh yes, this is indeed their next disastrous plan for the world. It is the next logical step (in their upside down bubble world.) Insane, outrageous, illegal? Yes, but this is their plan and only public awareness and resistance can stop it! The London Times breaks the story:
September 2, 2007 - The Pentagon has drawn up plans for massive airstrikes against 1,200 targets in Iran, designed to annihilate the Iranians’ military capability in three days, according to a national security expert.

Alexis Debat, director of terrorism and national security at the Nixon Center, said last week that US military planners were not preparing for “pinprick strikes” against Iran’s nuclear facilities. “They’re about taking out the entire Iranian military,” he said.


President George Bush intensified the rhetoric against Iran last week, accusing Tehran of putting the Middle East “under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust”. He warned that the US and its allies would confront Iran “before it is too late”." Source

And if that weren't bad enough, the article goes on to say:
Israel, which has warned it will not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, has made its own preparations for air strikes and is said to be ready to attack if the Americans back down." Source

No, we cannot allow this my fellow citizens. We must make our feelings known about this loudly and clearly to our Congressional representatives, to our media, and to those few doubting Americans still drinking Bush's Koolaid. Start writing!

Contact Congress: HERE!

Write to the media: HERE!

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