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Thursday, May 10, 2007

In six months, we all get candy

Since the "Mission Accomplished" statement in 2003, we've been told that everything in Iraq would be settled in Six Months. Every one of the apologists for the war has said that it will be over in six months, and have said that for the last three and a half years. When the Surge started, we were told that we'd know how it was working in six months, but the White House is backpedaling on it, saying that they haven't STARTED the Surge yet and won't start counting the six months until all of the soldiers are there.

What is so magic about six months, you may ask?

Simple. Six Months is an eternity in the 24 hour news cycle that the White House and its minions cultivate. If it didn't happen in the last 24 hours, it can be denied, forgotten and dismissed, and after six months, the only people who remember what was said are the people they have trained the MSM and most overbusy Americans to ignore or think of as irrelevant.

However, I'm noticing that the cracks are starting to show. Trent Lott (hardly a bleeding heart liberal) has given a few statements saying that he thinks the White House should have until September to show their plan is successful. Other Republicans are saying the same thing, as well as the usual Democratic Party suspects who never met a Republican in power they couldn't suck up to fast enough. Sure, it's still 4 months away, but it's no longer the mythical, moving six months.

I'm sure that part of it is that BOTH Parties want Iraq behind them as they plow into an elongated election cycle, but there's something else going on here. I am not sure what it is, but these sorts of rhetoric shifts are never just random, especially if they are beginning to echo repeatedly. Something's going to be breaking in September, and it might be a full-on split from Bush with the power-driven Republicans.

Or, it might be when we'll need those troops for an Iran invasion. I don't put anything past the BFEE (Bush Family Evil Empire), and with the fact that they STILL haven't put monitoring devices on the Iraq oil pipelines, and most of the paid merc are still positioned along the NEW pipeline from Iraq to Kuwait, something smells funny. Bush, like all Presidents once they lose the ability to influence public policy, is obsessed about his legacy, and I don't doubt he'd like at least ONE clear, decisive win in his "I'm The War Decider" book.


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