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20 April 2007

Bush 'Upbeat On Iraq' Bullshit; His Latest Load Of Lies ...

Here's how one BBC piece began today.

Bush upbeat on Iraq security plan

There are now almost 80,000 US and Iraqi troops in Baghdad

US President George W Bush has said early indications suggest a security operation begun in Iraq more than two months ago was "meeting expectations".

You can read the rest of this puff-piece, right here.

Now, here's how another BBC piece began today.

Despair stalks Baghdad as plan falters

By Andrew North BBC News, Baghdad

The US surge involves intelligence-led raids to track down militants

Trying to get into the centre of Baghdad earlier this week offered one view of how far away the Americans and Iraqi authorities are from gaining control here.

We were at the airport. Just before we were due to leave, the entrance car park was hit by a car bomb.

US troops and private security forces who guard the perimeter locked the whole area down for the next four hours. No traffic was allowed in or out.

While we waited with scores of other vehicles, mortars were fired at the airport. Fortunately for us they landed on the other side of the runway, plumes of smoke shooting into the air.

You won't have heard about any of this because at the same time a series of other far more serious attacks was taking place.

One was at the Sadriya market in the city centre, where a massive car bomb killed more than 140 people.

And here's how that piece ended.

An average of 80-90 Americans die each month. And US personnel have just had their tours extended by another three months.

But, as it has always been since the 2003 invasion, it is the Iraqis who suffer most.

No-one knows the exact figures, but at the end of another week of unspeakable, random carnage, hundreds more Iraqi families are grieving.

Exhaustion and despair hang over the country.

And there are no signs of change.

Hit this link to read the rest of this report.

Any questions?


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush is a man who does not know the meaning of the words truth or honesty. And yet half the population of the US still believe every word he utters. How can that be?

10:45 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...

No questions Richard but I wish to God someone had some answers ~ sensible answers.

12:38 am  
Anonymous RJ Adams said...

It's good to find a fellow blogger from the "old country" with similar views. You really have to live in the US to appreciate what is going on here. It's rather like a caricature of Victorian England. The churches control much of the education, so kids are indoctrinated from an early age into believing what they are told. As "church" and "politics" are now virtually synonymous in this country, El Presidente Bush feeds his crazy ideals down through the churches to the clerics, who control the mass of the population. Hence, he is still in power when, in reality, he and his VP should have been locked away years ago. Even so, the populace will only tolerate so much - dependent on how the media is reacting - and presently Bush is struggling against a Democratic Congress that would love to impeach him, but is still afraid to do so. It's important for Brits to remember there are many, many good people here in the US, fighting for justice and the chance to get their country back on an even keel. Barely one third are still Bush supporters, and they are the total nutters who would happily bomb Iran, North Korea, and anyone else who dared to question America's foreign policy of world domination.

2:40 am  
Anonymous Jim DeRosa said...

"...And yet half the population of the US still believe every word he utters. How can that be?"


5:17 pm  
Anonymous tazmanian said...

Whilst I can begin to understand American indifference to Iraqi deaths for all the usual reasons I'm at complete loss as to their indifference towards 80 to 90 American deaths every month. What an unfeeling bunch of bloodthirsty bastards.

11:09 am  

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