TV abused us. The right-wing attack machine derided us. The
newspapers assaulted us. Now, the
polls are in. ABC/Washington Post, CBS. And guess what.
The majority of Americans now agree with us.
We, you, and the rest of the non-Bush/Limbaughian
world said the President was full of it, that Iraq was not an imminent
58 percent disagreed. Now, only 43
percent think Iraq posed a threat that required immediate action.
We said the President was lying, coming up
with excuses to go to war so he can run a vendetta for his father, get
oil contracts for his buddies.
Now, 56% say they agree, that the President
exaggerated to sell the war, according to the polls.
And the administration admits there was flat out bullshit in their
"scare them all" State of the Union Address.
We said he should get UN support before
going to war - it would help with, among other things, ensuring it
doesn't seem like a US occupation, anger the rest of the world, and not
serve as well as a UN peacekeeping force in rebuilding the country and
securing the peace after the initial battle.
Now, 1 soldier is dying a day, many more
wounded. International peacekeepers would be nice right about now.
We said give the weapons inspectors more
time. The Bushies attacked them, labeling them incompetent idiots
who were letting Saddam mock them. They should have found the
weapons in no time, said the Bushies.
Now, the Bushies can't even find a bottle
of Clorox to save their lives.
We said there wasn't a chance in hell the
Iraqi people would greet us as liberators. Vice President Cheney
assured us again and again they would be waiting there with flowers and
Now, more people realize the Iraqi people
are resentful of us rather than grateful, according to the CBS poll.
We said Bush was a flat out liar when he
asserted, "We have found the weapons of mass destruction," attempting to
portray two found trailers as proof of all he had claimed in leading us
Guess what - not only was there never a
chance they proved all he had said, but the trailers now have been
determined to be likely exactly what the Iraqis had said, mobile hot air
We said Bush's arrogant attitude would
damage us worldwide.
Now, see him attempt to find goodwill in
We said it was a war for oil.
The oil fields were secured during the
first week of the war. That plan had been in place and was
enacted. Cheney's old company Halliburton got $600 million in
contracts in a closed, non-bidding process before even the first week of
the war was over.
We said the President needed to come up
with a plan for after the fight, for how the peace would be won and the
victory secured - simply, how the war would make things better rather
Now, we sit stretched thin and war weary,
afraid to even send a couple thousand peacekeeping troops to Liberia.
What if we had to fight another war now?
We said focusing on Iraq was not the
priority, and would shift attention from the important fights in the war
on terror and in the world.
Osama is still out there, and it was just
reported today by AP that North Korea has begun to reprocess fuel rods
to make more nuclear weapons. The top counterterrorism expert in
the Bush administration, Rand Beers, quit, having deemed Bush a disaster
in protecting the homeland and fighting the war on terror.
It's funny. Not so long ago a lot of
people were mocking us. Calling us all sorts of horrible things.
Suggesting we were idiots, liars, cowards, and should leave the country.
Told us we shouldn't dare open our mouths.
Now, they see we were right.
They are shifting toward us, we are not
budging an inch in our clear statement that President Bush is a constant
liar, that the war in Iraq was crap, fought alone only because the
greedy Bush/Limbaughians wanted to keep all of the rebuilding and oil
contracts for themselves. Every death is on Bush's hands, because
it should be an international peacekeeping force in there right now.
And still the President has no plan.
General Tommy Franks testified before Congress yesterday that we could
be there for four years. Rumsfeld said it is costing us 4 billion
dollars a month (which would have been shared if we went through the
And Osama is still out there. Korea
is making weapons. Our nation's credibility is shot. Our
soldiers feel like useless "sitting ducks," target practice for
resentful Iraqi assasins-in-training.
Go ahead, Insult us now. Call
us unpatriotic now.
Or, better yet, why don't you start reading
and paying attention to us. You just might learn something.
Thanks to our loyal readers - the ones who
know what is right and important. Thanks to those like Howard
Dean, John Kerry, Bob Graham, and Dennis Kucinich who were strong enough
to stand along with us.
Screw Lieberman, Congresswoman Jane Harman,
People wonder how, as The Moderate
Independent, we so often attack President Bush and his brand of
Republican. Doesn't that make us biased? Doesn't that make
us lefties? Doesn't that make us liberal, Green, commie,
No. Quite simply, it makes us right.
And as moderate independents, that is all we care about: the
truth, and what is best for America.