Sunday :: Sep 3, 2006

If America Had Balls, ...

by pessimist

It's bad enough when the natives are restless. What is a wannabee World dictator to do when one's ALLIES express disturbance over the R-Oil Activities?

'Why did Blair send my teenage son to fight an illegal and dishonest war?'

The worst moment came when the Lebanon conflict was dominating the news, she explained: "He said, 'People have forgotten about us, Mum. We are doing this shitty job, doing our best and they have forgotten about us'. That cut me to the quick.

"Does Tony Blair really value what these men are going through? Does he really understand the sacrifices these men and women are making?" she asked.

The short answer - NO:

'Deluded': Extraordinary attack on Blair by Cabinet
'Self-indulgent' PM urged to 'end the pantomime' as senior ministers meet to hasten his departure
By Francis Elliott, Whitehall Editor
03 September 2006

Tony Blair will be served notice to quit Downing Street at a meeting of the Cabinet next week when senior ministers plan to confront him over his refusal to commit to a departure timetable. They are among a growing number of cabinet ministers, some formerly loyal to Mr Blair, who have concluded he must leave office sooner rather than later if Labour is to have a chance of winning a fourth term.

His diminishing stock of political authority was laid bare when ministers such as Jack Straw and Douglas Alexander made clear their opposition to his hard-line stance.

It would take balls to tell this to Tony - and Labour has them - I mean, him:

Ed Balls, [Gordon] Brown's most trusted adviser, is set to repeat his warning to Mr Blair that he must not make the mistake of Margaret Thatcher by staying too long in power.

Now - if only America had Balls like the Brits do!

If America had Balls, fewer would die in King George's Crude Crusade - like these poor foreign souls did:

Fourteen British military personnel died today in an airplane crash in Afghanistan. British military fatalities in Afghanistan now total 29 since operations began in 2001.

115 have died [in Iraq] since the 2003 invasion. [28 Aug 2006]

Our Canadian neighbors aren't very happy lately either, and the cause is also the number of casualties they have suffered in support of the Republican Oil Terror (ROT):

Four Canadian soldiers have been killed and nine others wounded, one seriously, during a ground assault on an insurgent position as part of a major NATO offensive in southern Afghanistan. The list of 32 Canadians who have died fighting King George's Oil War Against Terror

The outrage over these pointless deaths could affect the Canadian Prime Minister in a manner similar to that Killer Attack Lap Poodle Tony Blair is experiencing:

A fascinating national opinion survey suggests Stephen Harper and his Conservative government would do well to heed an old political saw about Canada-U.S. relations: Canadians like to see their prime ministers in the White House rose garden, but not in the presidential bedroom.

After seven months of an aggressive Washington courtship, the prime minister has apparently left a significant number of Canadian voters with the impression he is 'twixt the sheets with George W. Bush, and far too close for comfort.

In fact, the poll suggests Harper's perceived love-in with the increasingly unpopular U.S. president is the foremost single cause of what ails the minority Conservative government.

Lest we forget - American lives are also still being lost in the First Moron's 'Woron Terrah':

261 U.S. military deaths occurred in Afghanistan in the Operation Enduring Freedom campaign, including many in recent months amid a resurgent Taliban guerrilla campaign.

The list of 18 US casualties in Iraq last week alone.

Latest Fatality Count As Of Sep 03, 2006:

U.S. Deaths Confirmed By The DoD: 2639 Reported U.S. Deaths Pending DoD Confirmation: 8 Total 2647

from the DoD Confirmation List

They all died for nothing:

"I no longer have power to save Iraq from civil war," warns Shia leader
By Gethin Chamberlain and Aqeel Hussein in Baghdad

Ali al-Jaberi, a spokesman for Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Khadamiyah, said a series of snubs had contributed to Ayatollah al-Sistani's decision. "He asked the politicians to ask the Americans to make a timetable for leaving but they disappointed him," he said. "After the war, the politicians were visiting him every month. If they wanted to do something, they visited him. But no one has visited him for two or three months. He is very angry that this is happening now. He sees this as very bad."

And, it is about to get worse:

Kurdish flag flap intensifies

Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdish region, on Friday ordered the country's national flag to be replaced with the Kurdish one. "If we want to separate, we will do it, without hesitation or fears," Barzani responded Sunday during an address to parliament.

The Kurdish region gradually has been gaining more autonomy since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, a worrying development to many Iraqi leaders, especially Sunni Arabs. If the Kurds were to become independent along with the Shiite majority in the oil-rich south, the Sunnis would be left with little more than date groves and sand.

Sunni Arab legislator Saleh al-Mutlaq slammed Barzani's decision.

"What will be taken by force today, will be returned by force another day," he said, without elaborating. "We can defend our dignity, our people and our land . . . and no one should be under the illusion that he could take a tiny bit of somebody else's land."

But providing freedom and democracy isn't why we are in Iraq, and this is the opinion of conservative columnist George Will:

George Will: So Maybe Iraq War IS All About Oil?
By E&P Staff
September 02, 2006

Writing in The Washington Post [last] Sunday, columnist George Will suggests that, if it wasn't at the beginning, the Iraq war is now all about oil. Evidence for that was always shaky, but in recent days some Republicans have openly stated, or hinted, that maybe it has come down to that, in the end. Now Will, at the conclusion of an interview with longtime powerful Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), bolsters this idea again.
"Warner defines the U.S. objective in Iraq not in terms of a glittering achievement, democracy, but as avoiding something appalling -- the Iraqi oil fields in jihadists' hands."

One more time, the Reason for the Treason has been interdicted by those to whom it rightfully belongs:

Bomb hits oil pipeline south of Baghdad.

Iraqis have faced severe fuel shortages since Saddam Hussein's 2003 ouster in a U.S.-led invasion, and insurgents have frequently targeted pipelines and oil refineries.

At the other end of George's 'Axis of EEvill', the North Koreans throw back the same sort of protests over missile tests that they received from Bu$hCo.

The Tex-ass style of world dipshit-plomacy isn't working. Maybe another method - like that of Kofi Annan's - would work better? It's already producing results:

UN says Syria will block arms shipments

The UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, said Friday that Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria, had pledged to respect an embargo on arms going into Lebanon and that Syria would help secure its border with Lebanon by adding guards and cooperating more with the Beirut authorities. Annan said that Assad also signaled that he would not object to international personnel providing technical assistance on the border "in order to set up an effective interdiction regime" ...

Teheran in double pledge

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has told United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan he supports a UN resolution on Lebanon and is determined to negotiate an end to Teheran's nuclear standoff with the West.

Maybe you should go back to the idea of providing freedom and democracy here in our own country, Yore [Sore] Hindni$$! It isn't like we don't have the seeds for similar ethnic troubles as Iraq's planted in our 'secure' homeland soil:

In Navajo country, racism rides again

Once again, violent, racially charged incidents between whites and Navajos in Farmington, on the eastern edge of the sprawling Navajo reservation, have outraged Indian country. Once again, a city trying to shake its nickname as "the Selma, Ala., of the Southwest" is on the defensive. And, once again, what's happening here in northern New Mexico is prompting talk of border-town racism on reservations all over the country.

Want to be a real leader, George?

Be one for the ENTIRE nation and not just one for the rich, white corporate bigots you come from.

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