"What the establishment media covering Iraq have utterly failed to make clear today is this central reality: With the exception of periodic flare-ups in isolated corners, our struggle in Iraq as warfare is over. Egregious acts of terror will continue—in Iraq as in many other parts of the world. But there is now no chance whatever of the U.S. losing this critical guerilla war." ~ Karl Zinsmeister, June 2005, as he wrote in The American Enterprise, a politically conservative advocate of free-market economics and a neoconservative U.S. foreign policy.
(DADA NOTE: This probably explains why our heads of state are unable to fly into any middle east nation unless in absolute secrecy, unannounced, and often under the cover of total darkness in grey cargo jets bearing no flags or other markings identifying them as being from the USA.)
To our dear leaders, Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld and their supporting cast of members to whom we owe so much, the late Jim Morrison of the Doors dedicates these few lines:
The old get old
And the young get stronger
May take a week
And it may take longer
They got the guns
But we got the numbers
Gonna win, yeah
We’re takin’ over
~ Five to One
THE WAR ON TERROR
Let's forget the War on Terror. There never was a war on terror. You think Bush's losing sleep at night over the war on terror? No, but he sure as hell hopes you are.
Anyone familiar with the card game Hearts might appreciate what's really going on here. Dealt their hand and making their bid, in the early stages the neocons began their bluff by bitching loudest about their bad cards. About the democrats trying to steal the election they'd won fair and square.
Their loudest moans and groans were heard, however, after 9/11. The poor Bush bastards would have us believe they'd been dealt the old lady of death card, the Queen of Spades. All part of the bluff of innocence every coy player uses when attempting to stiff every other Hearts player.
And so as the hand plays out, there comes a point where players begin to suspect Bush isn't just dumping the bad cards dealt him. He has to reveal his true intent. Some players "get it" before others but, inevitably, the card is laid and the trick taken when every last player at the table realizes the truth: Bush is taking the rest of the tricks and no one can stop him! Bush is running the deck!
I know there's players at the table who still don't know what's going on. (In the game of Hearts, these are the ones to avoid as your partners!) But this latest Dubai/Bush/port security deal has tipped off many more of those playing at this table.
First Bush didn't know about the deal. Then he adamantly asserted he would veto any attempt to block it. Then he said he'd be agreeable to discussing it. Then put it off for awhile. And funny thing, today we learn Dubai is amenable to delaying it for awhile. Let's see, when's the next big holiday? Oh, that'd be Memorial Day weekend. Maybe very late on the Friday night preceding the long three day weekend as Americans are heading for the beach, mountains or the Indy brickyard would be a good time for the takeover of America's port security.
All this uproar about this deal violating the very foundations of our War on Terror. Just remember, there never was a War on Terror. It's only a war against the little players around the table, and Bush is revealing to us all he's running the deck. And you can't stop him!
Hearts is a game played with no jokers. Only suckers.
Make a grave for the unknown soldier
Nestled in your hollow shoulder
The unknown soldier
Breakfast where the news is read
Television children fed
Bullet strikes the helmet's head
And, it's all over
The war is over
It's all over, the war is over
~ Doors, The Unknown Soldier