Saturday, November 19, 2005

The Iraq Fallacy Exposed

The biggest fallacy about the war on Iraq is that it is part of the war on terrorism. The war in Afghanistan WAS directly linked to the war on terrorism because that is where the 9/11 terrorists were trained and where Osama Bin Laden directed operations.

The Downing Street memo makes it clear the whole Iraq thing was a lie from the beginning, yet the Republicans keep compounding the lie that it is part of the war on terrorism, when in fact the presence of Americans in Iraq is creating terrorists.

We are creating terrorists faster than we can kill them and it is a no win situation. Now the Republicans are going after a decorated war veteran who represents a district in Western Pennsylvania for aiding and abetting the enemy. The Pennsylvania Congressman simply noted American troops are a catalyst for violence in Iraq. He exposed the fallacy of continuing a policy that is not working and never could because it is premised on a lie.

Rep. John Murtha must have known what was coming when he called for an immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq, but he went ahead anyway and issued the most damning statement thus far of the Bush administration’s war in Iraq and the Iraq fallacy. He also condemned the intelligence, the conduct of the war, the war itself and offered this:

“Because we in Congress are charged with sending our sons and daughters into battle, it is our responsibility, our OBLIGATION to speak out for them. That’s why I am speaking out. Our military has done everything that has been asked of them, the U.S. cannot accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. IT IS TIME TO BRING THEM HOME.”

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