Monday, June 27, 2005

General admits to secret air war

Why doesn't anyone give a shit about this? I know it's old news that Bush wanted to invade Iraq right from the beginning, even though he kept saying it was a last resort. But why doesn't anyone care? Going to war is a pretty big deal. I know all the conservative war supporters will say that we did a great thing by eliminating the mass graves and rape rooms and all that (and that is great), but if that was the goal, why couldn't we be told that was the goal in the first place? Obviously, this war was sold using whatever the administration could get people to swallow. The worst part is, they keep changing that as people are less able to swallow what came before. I certainly don't think it's too much to ask for the President to decide on a clear objective and reason before going to war, and to share that with the people who he is asking to fight the war. I also don't think it's too much to ask that when he changes the objective to fit whatever the current facts are that people demand answers from him, and that he should be able to give them. And "It's hard work" is not an answer. So, now it seems pretty clear that not only was Bush determined to go to war before he actually said he was, but he was actually going to war before he said he was. That seems like a pretty big deal to me.

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