Bush says nothing new in Iraq speech
In abandoning his go-it-alone approach, however, the president did not give significant ground to allies who had opposed him at the time of the war and who want reassurances about greater political and economic influence in Iraq if they participate. His call for United Nations involvement was stated in declarative, not conciliatory, language. Members of the United Nations, he said, have “the responsibility” to help, he said.
Yawn. Same old same old. No apologies. No acceptance of responsibility. Wants everyone else to clean up the mess he made. Doesn’t work well with others.
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President Bush’s illegal war and occupation of Iraq has left the Administration in a position of extreme political vulnerability. He now wants the United Nations and U.S. taxpayers to bail him out. Having defied U.S. and world public opinion – which preemptively opposed his planned, illegal invasion of Iraq – the Bush administration wants to internationalize responsibility for the U.S. quagmire in Iraq.
Tonight’s nationally televised address conforms to this pattern of endless deceit.
1) Bush lied before the war. Iraq never posed a grave and imminent danger to the United States.
2) Bush lied during the war. This was not liberation. The Iraqi people did not welcome the U.S. armed forces as liberators but as occupiers.
3) Bush is lying now. Iraq is not the battlefield between “international terrorism” and the forces of so-called “freedom” and “civilization.”
Join us in DC on October 25 for a Mass March on the Pentagon and DC.
Act Now to Stop War & End Racism (ANSWER) and United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), are joining forces to call on all those who oppose the war, invasion and occupation of Iraq, to unite on Saturday, October 25 in Washington, D.C., for a truly massive outpouring reflecting the growing popular opposition to the Bush Administrationâ€™s foreign and domestic program.