Friday, August 26, 2005

Civil war is progress

If W were on the Titantic he'd say the sinking was a good chance to practice his swimming. It's not sonny Bush, it's sunny Bush. First it was "Mission Accomplished" then it was "looting is just a part of democracy" then it was the insurgency is in its "last throes." Now the W administration expressed sunny optimism Thursday that Iraq's parliament was on track to approve a national constitution despite a third blown deadline. "You're watching a democratic political process evolving before your eyes in which Iraqis are now pulling together through political compromise, whereas in the era of Saddam Hussein it was coercion and tyranny that forced them to come together," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said after the delay was announced. As long as there is a "process" going on everything is a success.

We've gone from a prediction of robust Jeffersonian democracy to "can we just secure the road from the Baghdad airport to Baghdad?" While W and his knights ridicule a secular America wouldn't it be great to have a secular Iraq? In America we have the crusading right demanding, sometimes through lawsuits once regarded as liberal evil, a more religious America. Ten Commandments on every wall, court, city hall; Baby Jesus and Mary in every public square and Creationism in science classrooms to name a few examples. The Iraqis are well on their way to their own religious theocracy run by clerics. I guess if its good enough for the U.S., its good enough for Iraq. Islam will be the official religion and no law can offend it. Bye-bye woman's rights. So long a modern court system. Hello one man, one vote, once. The burka industry just got full employment for life.

I have spoken to a number of Iraqis through Skype and it's not a pretty picture. Many already say its a civil war going there. But no matter, if full blown Beirut-style civil war breaks out, no doubt Rumsfeld will tell us with his best David McCullough impression that "we had our own civil war it's all part of the bumpy road to democracy." Just part of the progress. And when Iraq and Iran form an alliance it will be, "Iraq has the right to have relations with any country." If Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi set up shop in America W will say, "good, now we can go after them more easily because ther here in our own backyard and we can root them out more easily here than there." Trust me. The speeches are already written.

In the 2006 mid-term elections don't be surprised when the chicken hawk Republicans crow abour their success against insurgents and terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan and god forbid, Detroit. It's all just part of the process and nothing from here on out will be considered a failure in Iraq by W and his loyal band of crusaders.


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

War is peace, dude
Long live the war!

12:26 PM  
Blogger d.K. said...

I know it's verboten for elected officials to admit errors, especially colossal mistakes, but this crew has an answer for everything. As you say, the contingency speeches are already written with the expected spin.

3:40 PM  

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