Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Bush's Weekly Lie-fest

Our commander on vacation used his weekly radio address to promote his old lie that Iraq was tied to "September the 11th:"

The recent violence in Iraq is a grim reminder of the brutal nature of the enemy we face in the war on terror. Our mission in Iraq is tough because the enemy understands the stakes. The terrorists know that a free Iraq in the heart of the Middle East will be a crippling blow to their hateful ideology. And that is why our work in Iraq is a vital part of the war on terror we're waging around the world.

This war on terror arrived on our shores on September the 11th, 2001.

When will the mainstream media start calling Bush on this lie? Dubya then slaps the face of our "allies" in the War on Terror (or whatever we're calling it now):
...the terrorists have continued to kill -- in Madrid, Istanbul, Jakarta, Casablanca, Riyadh, Bali, Baghdad, London, and elsewhere. ...we're staying on the offensive in Iraq, Afghanistan and other fronts in the war on terror, fighting terrorists abroad so we do not have to face them here at home.

Yes, we must keep the terrorists from attacking America. Keep them in Spain and England and Saudi Arabia where they belong.

That same day, the New York Times posted this story: "U.S. Struggling to Get Soldiers Improved Armor." Still struggling to get armor for the troops. We've been told it's been taken care of....but it hasn't been. Soldiers in Iraq do not have the proper equipment:
For the second time since the Iraq war began, the Pentagon is struggling to replace body armor that is failing to protect American troops from the most lethal attacks by insurgents.

The ceramic plates in vests worn by most personnel cannot withstand certain munitions the insurgents use. But more than a year after military officials initiated an effort to replace the armor with thicker, more resistant plates, tens of thousands of soldiers are still without the stronger protection because of a string of delays in the Pentagon's procurement system.
The effort to replace the armor began in May 2004, just months after the Pentagon finished supplying troops with the original plates - a process also plagued by delays. The officials disclosed the new armor effort Wednesday after questioning by The New York Times, and acknowledged that it would take several more months or longer to complete.

Next up: . Bush and company keep pushing for a third war there:
President Bush said on Israeli television he could consider using force as a last resort to press Iran to give up its nuclear programme.

"All options are on the table," Bush, speaking at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, said in the interview broadcast on Saturday.

Asked if that included the use of force, Bush replied: "As I say, all options are on the table. The use of force is the last option for any president and you know, we've used force in the recent past to secure our country."

How long do you think it will be before we start hearing about Iran's nuclear program being tied to "September the 11th?"