Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Bush Denies Reality of Civil War
At a press conference today U.S. President Bush said, "There's a lot of sectarian violence taking place, formented in my opinion because of the attacks by al-Qaida causing people to seek reprisal." Bush believes the escalating violence is nothing new. “We’ve been in this phase for awhile.” Bush, continues to dodge acknowledging that a civil war exists in Iraq. "When you see a young democracy beginning to emerge in the Middle East, the extremists try to defeat its emergence," Bush said.
Bush said he will meet with al Maliki, Iraq’s prime minister for his plan to “quell” the violence. According to Bush, "The Maliki government is going to have to deal with that violence and we want to help them do so. It's in our interest that we succeed."
In spite of the anticipated recommendations of talks with Iran and Syria from the White House Iraq Commission, Bush does not affirm plans to talk with Iran or Syria. The U.S. President repeated the demand that Iran has to suspend their uranium enrichment program before the U.S. will enter talks.
Bush continues to promote his belief (with the help of the Western Corporate Media) that Iran and Syria are to blame for contributing to the violence in Iraq. "The Iranians and the Syrians should help — not destabilize — this young democracy," he said. "That government is being undermined, in my opinion, by extremist forces encouraged out of Syria and Iran," Bush said. "Why? Because a democracy will be a major defeat for those who articulate extremist points of view."
This "Bush belief" is debunked by many middle eastern experts. The US is seen as the creator of the Iraq civil war and the current unrest. This goal of the US--to create a civil war in Iraq--was put into action with Negroponte's (who has experience with death squads and fermenting civil wars in South America) appointment to Iraq. It is not in Syria's nor Iran's best interest to have a destabilized Iraq as a next door neighbor. Syria is already reeling from providing refuge to over 1 million Iraqi's with thousands more flooding Syria's borders every day.(Kaveh L Afrasiabi, Nir Rosen, Robert Fisk)
Meanwhile in Bush World, the Bush diplomacy continues with no recognition of what the United States has done to Iraq, the Iraqi's, and the people living in the Mid East Region. Bush refuses to acknowledge the damage and chaos that is the result of his actions--the illegal invasion of Iraq. Everyone is to blame except for George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Dick Rumsfeld, Condeleeza Rice and their minions.
Now George W. Bush expects the major victims of his failed plans--the Iraqi's--to create the solution. The "minor" victims--the American people--will continue to put their lives on the line and "foot the bill." This sounds like the expectations of someone who has been protected from accountability and responsibility for his entire lifetime.
Heaven help us all.
Cartoon by Steve Bradenton
Information Clearing House
DemocracyNow.org Nov 27, 2006 report