Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Surge In Propaganda

One of George Bush's generals got in a few good talking points today, proving that he's a good politician as well as a top general. I figure at this point there must be something like, well, gazillions of al Qaeda terrorists is Iraq.
Truck bombings that killed and wounded hundreds in northern Iraq were a "trademark al Qaeda event" designed to sway U.S. public opinion against the war, a U.S. general said Wednesday.
The Tuesday attacks, which targeted Kurdish villages of the Yazidi religious minority, were attempts to "break the will" of the American people and show that the U.S. troop escalation -- the "surge" -- is failing, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mixon said.
I wonder where Gen. Mixon got that piece of intel? This guy is not saying that he thinks this, he's stating a fact. This is a "trademark al Qaeda event" because that's what the White House and Pentagon is telling him to say.

I'm sure you've noticed that there are no more insurgents. Everyone fighting against the U.S. is now an al Qaeda terrorist. What an amazing group of liars and what a chickenshit general for going along with it and spouting right-wing talking points. Where is your evidence general?

The only thing that has broken the will of the American people is the continuing incompetence of the Bush Administration and a long string of doofus generals whose only success in this war has been to cover their own asses and to make sure that any reprimands and criminal convictions have been kept to reservists and enlisted personnel.

I guess Major General Mixon is probably as good an expert as we have in the area of knowing what it's like to have your will broken.

Jim Martin

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

This entire "triumph of the Will" hypothesis disgusts me and not just because of it's Hitlerian origins. They're still mumbling about how we lost Vietnam (although it wasn't ours to lose) as though it was because we lacked "will" and not because of the grotesque mismanagement, lack of goals and the contempt of the people we told ourselves we were "liberating"

They aren't killing Kurds to break our will. They're killing Kurds to make them dead and they can do it because we overturned a dictator and replaced him with chaos and corruption and stupidity and slogans.

5:47:00 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Briney said...

You miss the other part of the propaganda. Mixon also said, "This is an act of ethnic cleansing, if you will -- almost genocide..."

This was not even close to genocide. But if Bush gets enough ignorant followers to believe that it is, he can next tell us we need to stay to "stop the genocide".

Their last argument for staying, that we need to support the Iraqi government until they can govern on their own, went to hell when the Sunnis quit a few weeks ago. They need to give us another reason. Could genocide be it?

10:08:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Martin said...

No genocide won't do it unless they can find a group of Christians who are being wiped out.

10:50:00 PM  

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