In speech on Iraq escalation, Bush promises more bloodshed, wider war
By the Editorial Board
11 January 2007
President Bush’s television address Wednesday night, announcing his dispatch of over 20,000 more American troops to Iraq, signaled that the bloodletting in that country will increase dramatically in the course of 2007, and that Bush administration is likely to expand the war into Syria, Iran [see also here] and other targets in the Middle East.
This decision to escalate the US military intervention is a direct repudiation of the results of the 2006 congressional elections, in which millions of American voters expressed their opposition to the war in Iraq by putting an end to Republican control of the Senate and House of Representatives.
According to Think Progress blog in the USA, the media wrongly describe Bush’s new Iraq war policy as ‘surge’ while ‘escalation’ would be correct.
Comment by Arianna Huffington: here.
By Joseph Nye: here.
By Nathan Gardels: here.
By European media: here.
US media and Bush: here.
Bush’s fellow Republican, Senator McCain, like many other Bush supporters, claimed in 2002 that the Iraq war would be ‘easy’ … and still defends that view today …
Why can’t it be the other way now?
- “Hubris”: New Documentary Reexamines the Iraq War “Hoax” (motherjones.com)
- ‘Hubris: Selling The Iraq War’ Details Lies Spun To Justify It (crooksandliars.com)
- Hubris: Rachel Maddow Shocks America Into Remembering Bush’s War Crimes (politicususa.com)
- Newly-Released Memo by Donald Rumsfeld Proves Iraq War Started On False Pretenses (washingtonsblog.com)
- Former Powell chief of staff ‘damn sure the Bush administration cooked the books’ on Iraq (rawstory.com)
- MSNBC’s ‘Hubris’ Documentary: Overlooking the Role of Media in Selling the Iraq War (dissenter.firedoglake.com)
- ‘We Did Participate in a Hoax’: New Documentary Offers New Revelations About the Bush Admin’s Phony Case for the Iraq War Scam (bradblog.com)