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The Hurricane Exit Strategy

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The Hurricane Exit Strategy:
At some point here, some wise, ambitious, and none-too-cynical member of Congress, perhaps Chuck Hagel, perhaps Russ Feingold, needs to say the obvious: Hurricane Katrina offers the ultimate exit strategy from Iraq. What other excuse need there be to pull vast numbers of troops and billions of dollars out of our overseas failure?

The patently absurd waste of billions of dollars will be brought to light by the suffering along the Gulf Coast. A couple of months from now, whenever some worthless, stupid right-wing fuck puppet declares that the U.S. has built schools in Basra, it'll simply be a reminder of how much faster things could have been done in Biloxi if all those funds and all that personnel were readily available.

Instead, a brave politician can step forth and offer a resolution about the magnitude of the disaster being nearly unprecedented in U.S. history and that a nation needs to take care of its own before it secures another country. (If he/she wants, he/she can even say that it's a homeland security measure because, with all the attention being paid to Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, the country is wide open to attack.)

The exit strategy works on so many levels: it's actually a graceful way to pull out of Iraq. We're not cuttin' and runnin'. We need the troops back home. And even bloated hogfuckers in Congress and the Administration, who wanna keep the government largesse in the pockets of Halliburton and other companies, can get on board. Fuck, get private contractors to take care of various and sundry shit along the way. Move the whole goddamn "rebuilding" operation to the southeast U.S. They need bridges, infrastructure, water, food, shelter.

Sure, some will say that the sponsoring members of Congress are opportunists, that they're kicking the President when the nation is down, but such courage from a politician, such logic in the face of disasters here and abroad, will be hailed by the majority of Americans, inundated with images of suffering, trees down, high-flying rescues, and Superdome holes.

For, yes, and it can be said, right now we are facing a choice in this America, where the Bush administration has looted the Treasury as surely as any desperate parent or disgusting opportunist running through the Walgreen's on Canal Street in New Orleans, leaving the coffers as empty as the diaper shelves and the pharmacies: Iraq or the U.S. South?

And those who say we can do both do not comprehend exactly what has happened down by the Gulf of Mexico. We haven't even begun to see the poisoning done by the toxic gumbo that now covers New Orleans. Besides, we couldn't even do Iraq's reconstruction right. Now we can do both badly or try to do one well.

Probably not, though. For, if there's anything we know about this Republican government, if there's a way to exacerbate a fuck-up into a mighty fuck-up, they'll do it.

// posted by Rude One @ 1:22 PM


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Ruthless. useless right wing fuck puppets. God its good to laugh
Praise god, Now thats poetry. Sounds like dylan in his prime.
Or that gonzo journalist ole Hunter S Thompson.
Its about time we started calling these turd blossoms by their reicht names
Thats going on my car bumper.

Mindless, mumbling mermidons. I HAVE NEVER seen such hynotized masses in my life. Goebbels was right. The big lie really does work. Or is there something in the watersupply? What will it take to wake up the masses??????? Gas prices;Thats what. When that raging beast awakens WATCH OUT. Rising gas prices could take bushco down. Thats why he is trying to do damage control on this one. Its probably why he came back from Crawford. Look at the google news blurbs today: Bush warns gas gougers, Feds come to rescue on gas prices. More spin/lies Pulling a few barrels out of the reserve will not make any major long term change. Its cosmetic. The bubble boy is in trouble,his bubble is gonna burst. Brought down by the unintended petroleoistic energized consequences of a horrible hurricane. Apathetic suburbanites arise.

Lets work to give busk a permanent vacation back at crawford.
Remember nixon waving byebye on the White House lawn. It could happen.
Picture 120 lb oprahdooed pasty ass desperate housewives enraged by 120 dollars a suv gastank wailing like bansheess and chasing karlrove and dickucheny down Pennnsylvania Ave
Oprah could start that with one show...
We are mad as hell and not going to take it etc....
Come on oprah its time to stick it out there a little bit. Get those desperate suv succored 95 lb pasty ass suburbanites on the warpath.
And while you are at it bring Cindy Sheehan on your show...Now.
Lets get a petition Cindy on Oprah or else no more Oprah. Lets roll.

That other image:bloated hogfuckers soweeeee.. For these appalachin jihadists(heeehaaww) Deliverance is a love story, henry hyde, speaker hasstert with his new opium afghan turkey bribery scandal,
Rep Got-no sensenbrenner and that pimp Delay are all exactly that
They are bloated hogfuckers.......Suiiiiieeee. Squel like a pig.

Could it actually be that America is waking up? That these porkers are going down? Please tell me its so. CitizenG (its good to laugh)

goddam thats a good post.

got that texas pork barbecue recipe?

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