So, we have ourselves a new WAR CZAR in the Bush administration. YAY!
I couldn't help but wonder, as I heard this announcement yesterday, if this new CZAR, a chap named Douglas Lute... that's Lt. General Douglas Lute - to you and I, would be as effective as the DRUG CZARs that past presidents have appointed. We sure did get that drug thing licked, didn't we?
I also wondered what kind of man Doug Lute was. He certainly has to be brave of heart and stiff of lip, to be handed a job that will undoubtedly come with a bulls-eye the size of a manhole cover to wear on his back. I mean, as George Bush's illegal war continues to kill hundreds of US soldiers, and Marines, along with almost countless Iraqi Shi'a and Sunni civilians - someone is going to have to catch THE BLAME. Frankly, I think Bush got tired of hearing what a complete and utter debacle he's gotten our nation into, so he's now appointed a front man to deflect the criticism.
Enter, Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute.
Honestly, I feel for the guy. He's probably a fine man and a steadfast soldier. And probably the kind of man that could not refuse his commander-in-chief when called upon to step in harms way.
To me though, this new WAR CZAR, just shows again, that our great nation is being lead by a man that I would trust to boil an egg for me. It is down right criminal how George Bush has gotten away with the deaths of 100,000's of men, women and children in this unneeded, unjustified, unprovoked, unethical, underestimated and unthoughtout Iraqi war.
Thanks to Dubba'ya, I now have a whole series of words that raise my blood pressure!
- Car bomb
- Triangle of Death
- and my ultimate pressure word - "SURGE"
I would have added CZAR, but the day is still young.
Surge, however, is my key pressure word lately, because it is the biggest joke this year when it comes to the war. Bush has this great strategy to put down the insurgency - JUST PILE MORE OF OUR FINE AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN INTO THIS STEAMING CAULDRON AND THEY'LL STOP THE INSURGENTS. This is his STRATEGY! Give these bloodthirsty, angry, bitter, suicidal monsters even more of our troops to kill. Sure, we're gonna' take our share of insurgents with us, but still - more American families are going to be getting visits by grim faced military officials driving dark Government sedans.
My little advice to Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute - keep that upper lip stiff, be honest as possible, do all you can do to get our men and women the hell out of Iraq, and never ever - ever - hesitate to point the blame for this war and its inevitable failure, right square where it belongs - at the White House, and our commander-in-chief, George W. Bush.