Friday, August 27, 2010
On Tuesday, President Obusha will address the American people from the Oval Office and tell them what they want to hear: the end of formal combat operations in Iraq is at hand. Mission Accomplished 2.0!
Banking on a population sufficiently medicated on sports scores and addled by credit card debt, President Obusha will read prepared text from his trusty teleprompter and breeze over the fact that 50,000 U.S. troops will remain in Iraq awaiting the completion of the new, $1.3 billion dollar Afghanistan base in 2012.
The Afghanistan base will include new runways, hangars, barracks, storage areas, a “weapons arming area” and other facilities. They are being built to accommodate the Special Operations troops used by the Pentagon to carry out “targeted killings,” i.e., assassinations, which have become a key component of the U.S. war. They will also house a unit operating pilotless drone aircraft used for “Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance,” as well as lethal missile attacks.
If all goes as planned, President Obusha will sell the fake withdrawal lie to a nation worn down to the bone from nearly a decade of war, deaths and debt. Of course, selling the lie will require more than a simple leap of faith. It means President Obusha is wagering the White House that the American people don’t read the blogs and are clueless about the expansion of the U.S. Empire into Pakistan, Yemen and Iran. All guaranteed future stops on President Obusha’s excellent Empire adventure.