Daily Revolt

April 11, 2007

Bush Wants a Czar to Oversee Wars

The administration is desperately rearranging chairs on the Titanic. Bush is busy trying to deceive us that the war is going well. Its the same kind of deception he used prior to the invasion 4 years ago. The latest part of that deception includes the creating of some kind of war czar:

The White House wants to appoint a high-profile overseer to manage the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but has had trouble finding someone to take the job, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

At least three retired four-star generals approached by the White House in recent weeks have turned down the position, the report said.

No self-respecting general will want to be put in the position of being responsible for a quagmire. Although, I'm sure they will find some fool who will be willing to do the bidding of this White House. After all, didn't Gates take the job of Secretary of Defense. They might have to hire some sorry Sargent to fill the position.

In the mean time, the surge is escalating. As a result, the casualties among American soldiers has risen accordingly. The previous 3 months saw the deaths of 80 Americans. This month is on pace to reach twice that amount. In order to maintain this hoax our troops are being told they have to extend their tours of duty several more months. Also, many are being told to fight in Iraq for a second or third time. It is in effect a back door draft.

Bush is willing to talk about it with the Democrats. But before they talk the president is trash talking:

"The bottom line is this: Congress' failure to fund our troops will mean that some of our military families could wait longer for their loved ones to return from the front lines," Bush said at American Legion Post 177. "Others could see their loved ones headed back to war sooner than anticipated. This is unacceptable."

The Democrats are not biting:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the terms set by the White House.

"Congressional Democrats are willing to meet with the president at any time, but we believe that any discussion of an issue as critical as Iraq must be accomplished by conducting serious negotiations without any preconditions," they said in a joint statement.

And while we debate and Bush plots the Taliban grows stronger:
When the Taliban ordered Afghanistan's fields cleared of opium poppies seven years ago because of Islam's ban on drugs, fearful farmers complied en masse.

Today, officials say the militia nets tens of millions by forcing farmers to plant poppies and taxing the harvest, driving the country's skyrocketing opium production to fund the fight against what they consider an even greater evil - U.S. and NATO troops.

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