Monday, August 16, 2010

Dying to Get In

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it,
people will eventually come to believe it.

The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State

can shield the people from the political, economic

and/or military consequences of the lie

--Joseph Goebbels

--How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?

--Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a tail

--Abraham Lincoln


[NOTE: RangerAgainstWar is on holiday
for a few weeks,
so postings will be sporadic.
Thanks -- The Staff.]

USAToday reports Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said, "All systems in the U.S. government are getting down to … 'there will be no troops (in Iraq) after 2011' ... He said an exception would be security forces to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad." 50,000 troops may be necessary.

This is a verification that the Iraqi experience has not been a success.

In the international arena, combat troops do not guard embassies. It is correct for host nation forces to guard foreign diplomatic missions on the outer and immediate security perimeters of embassies. The only troops present should be U.S. Marine Embassy internal security forces.

The admission that U.S. combat troops are needed to secure the perimeter is an admission that Iraq is not the secure isle of democracy depicted by the administration.

An oft-repeated lie is still a lie.

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Blogger Brooklyn Red Leg said...


Dontcha just LOVE government double-speak? The 50,000 security forces likely WON'T include the tens of thousands of Private Military Contractors. We've become the frakin Hessians!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 12:05:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you have an enjoyable, safe, and satisfying vacation.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 7:47:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

We're lv Boston to visit Salem, and then up the coast.
The weather is what we consider the best part of our trip as Fl is hotter than a half f---ed fox in a forest fire.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 8:05:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Underground Carpenter said...

Hi Jim and Lisa,

Oh yeah, we've got things under control in Iraq. A veritable worker's paradise with only 60% unemployment. The only "jobs" to be had in Iraq are "security forces" and police department, which are, of course, paid for by you and me. We have become the coalition of (unwilling) taxpayers.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 5:43:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Underground Carpenter said...

Hi Jim and Lisa,

Oh, and drive safely and enjoy your trip. Out here in Arizona, our fox is fully f---ed with monsoon-season humidity.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 5:46:00 PM GMT-5  

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