In One Eye

Wednesday, July 02, 2003
 
And the grunts chant in unison: "Two more years! Two more years!"
President Bush vowed today to stay with the job of stabilizing and rebuilding Iraq, saying continued attacks on United States forces there would not deter him from what he cast as a lengthy mission to reduce threats from the Middle East ...

Mr. Bush's comments came on another day of violence in Iraq, including attacks that left at least six American soldiers injured. His speech appeared intended both to raise military morale in the face of difficult conditions and to address questions from Congress and other nations about how the United States will deal with the persistent violence and lawlessness that have marred the battlefield victory over Saddam Hussein's forces ...

Without providing new evidence, the president also reiterated that terrorist groups continued to operate in Iraq. He pointed in particular to Ansar al-Islam, which he said was "now active in the Sunni heartland of the country," and to terrorists associated with Abu Masab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian identified by the United States as a lieutenant of Osama bin Laden.
This is a very flimsy attempt at cause and effect.

The effect will be that the US will be stuck in a quagmire since "Mr. Bush did not say how long he expected American forces to remain in Iraq, or in what numbers."

And the cause of the occupying force this time? An al Qaeda-Iraq connection--a connection that couldn't be substantiated the first time it was used and certainly can't be substantiated now. The Bushies have shown they'll put a terrorist spin on what is clearly a guerilla response to an occupying force.
Knee deep in the Big Muddy
And the damn fools keep yelling to push on
Waist deep in the Big Muddy
And the damn fools keep yelling to push on
Waist deep! Neck deep! we'll be drowning before too long
We're neck deep in the Big Muddy
And the damn fools keep yelling to push on