"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast"
-Oscar Wilde
Brilliant at Breakfast title banner "The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself."
-- Proverbs 11:25
"...you have a choice: be a fighting liberal or sit quietly. I know what I am, what are you?" -- Steve Gilliard, 1964 - 2007

"For straight up monster-stomping goodness, nothing makes smoke shoot out my ears like Brilliant@Breakfast" -- Tata

"...the best bleacher bum since Pete Axthelm" -- Randy K.

"I came here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum." -- "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (1954-2015), They Live
Sunday, September 09, 2007

"Kicking Ass" in Iraq
Posted by Jill | 10:59 AM
This is what "kicking ass" looks like when you live outside the Bush Bubble:

Bombs killed 20 people in Iraq on Saturday, including 15 in Baghdad, police said, as U.S. President George W. Bush said his resolve to press on with the job of stabilizing Iraq was as strong as ever.

Police said a parked car exploded near a police station in Baghdad's Shi'ite area of Sadr City at dusk, when people were shopping. The blast killed 15 people and wounded 45, they said.

Another explosion at a market in the holy Shi'ite town of Kufa, possibly caused by a roadside bomb, killed five people and wounded eight, police said.

The bombs were a reminder of Iraq's security headaches despite a reduction in violence following Bush's decision early this year to send 30,000 additional troops to Iraq.

Bush, visiting wounded soldiers at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii as he headed back to Washington from an overseas trip, said he told them he was encouraged by what he saw during his unannounced trip to Iraq last Monday.

"There's no question there's still hard work to do. But my resolve is as strong as it has ever been," Bush told reporters.

Bush used his Saturday radio address to appeal for patience from opposition Democratic lawmakers demanding a timetable for a troop withdrawal.

For the record, the invasion of Iraq began on March 20, 2003. It has now been over 4-1/2 years since our invasion and occupation started. The United States military is supposed to be the mightiest in the world and has been unable to stabilize Iraq. How much "patience" does he expect Americans to have, especially when HE has absolutely no stake, other than his legacy, in the result? HIS children aren't fighting. HIS wealth has only increased as a result of the war. As for his much-vaunted "resolve", well, when you find yourself in a hole, doesn't it make sense to stop digging?

Labels: , ,

Bookmark and Share