Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Run To The Nearest Exit Strategy

The big lie is used as a means to justify an end. The invasion of Iraq was the justification of a big Bush administration lie.... that Iraq and Saddam were connected to the terrorism of 9/11. Bush recently admitted for the first time that there was no 9/11-Iraq connection.

This timid mea culpa was too little and too late. This month, "a majority of Americans told pollsters that the struggle for Iraq was not connected to the larger war on terrorism. They thus renounced a proposition the [Bush] administration has pursued relentlessly since it began making the case four years ago to invade Iraq." (Washington Post)

The big lie was conceived and produced by puppet master Dick Cheney and his neocon marionettes, and dutifully staged by George Bush. It has failed to impress, or sway, its intended citizen audience. So, war-supporting congressional candidates up for reelection are renouncing their roles, changing their lines.

Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT), a leading Cheney war puppet now in a tough reelection fight, has announced "the only way we are able to encourage some political will on the part of the Iraqis is to have a timeline for troop withdrawal."

His bobblehead cohort, Joe Lieberman (D now I-CT) has added his voice to Shays', conveniently forgetting his staunchly repeated GOP catch phrase, "stay the course."

The big lie is has run its course.... the curtain calls begin in November.

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