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Dear Mr President

Original post made by The Cohen Brother, Old Palo Alto, on Jan 26, 2007

Dear Mr. President,

Thanks for your address to the nation. It's good to know you still want to talk to us after how we behaved in November.

Listen, can I be frank? Sending in 20,000 more troops just ain't gonna do the job. That will only bring the troop level back up to what it was last year. And we were losing the war last year! We've already had over a million troops serve some time in Iraq since 2003. Another few thousand is simply not enough to find those weapons of mass destruction! Er, I mean... bringing those responsible for 9/11 to justice! Um, scratch that. Try this -- BRING DEMOCRACY TO THE MIDDLE EAST! YES!!!

You've got to show some courage, dude! You've got to win this one! C'mon, you got Saddam! You hung 'im high! I loved watching the video of that -- just like the old wild west! The bad guy wore black! The hangmen were as crazy as the hangee! Lynch mobs rule!!!

Look, I have to admit I feel very sorry for the predicament you're in. As Ricky Bobby said, "If you're not first, you're last." And you being humiliated in front of the whole world does NONE of us Americans any good.

Sir, listen to me. You have to send in MILLIONS of troops to Iraq, not thousands! The only way to lick this thing now is to flood Iraq with millions of us! I know that you're out of combat-ready soldiers -- so you have to look elsewhere! The only way you are going to beat a nation of 27 million -- Iraq -- is to send in at least 28 million! Here's how it would work:

The first 27 million Americans go in and kill one Iraqi each. That will quickly take care of any insurgency. The other one million of us will stay and rebuild the country. Simple.

Now, I know you're saying, where will I find 28 million Americans to go to Iraq? Here are some suggestions:

1. More than 62,000,000 Americans voted for you in the last election (the one that took place a year and half into a war we already knew we were losing). I am confident that at least a third of them would want to put their body where their vote was and sign up to volunteer. I know many of these people and, while we may disagree politically, I know that they don't believe someone else should have to go and fight their fight for them -- while they hide here in America.

2. Start a "Kill an Iraqi" Meet-Up group in cities across the country. I know this idea is so early-21st century, but I once went to a Lou Dobbs Meet-Up and, I swear, some of the best ideas happen after the third mojito. I'm sure you'll get another five million or so enlistees from this effort.

3. Send over all members of the mainstream media. After all, they were your collaborators in bringing us this war -- and many of them are already trained from having been "embedded!" If that doesn't bring the total to 28 million, then draft all viewers of the FOX News channel.

Mr. Bush, do not give up! Now is not the time to pull your punch! Don't be a weenie by sending in a few over-tired troops. Get your people behind you and YOU lead them in like a true commander in chief! Leave no conservative behind! Full speed ahead!

We promise to write. Go get 'em W!

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Posted by Robin
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 26, 2007 at 7:46 am

Some war. Even GWB's conservative, Zionist base can't be bothered to enlist.


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Posted by Albert
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 26, 2007 at 7:58 am

Bush's state of the union address did not describe the deplorable state of the union. The speech's importance consists of Bush's plea to Congress to please let him fool them one more time in order that he can attack Iran and start a bigger war that Congress will have to support in order to support Israel.

That is all the president had to say.

The "surge" of US troops for Iraq is another deception. The surge's purpose has nothing to do with achieving victory in Iraq. Its purpose is to counter the pressure from the American public, Congress, and the US military to withdraw US troops from Iraq. Once a withdrawal begins, the neoconservative misadventure in the Middle East is at an end before its goals can be achieved. Delaying the withdrawal by proposing an escalation and provoking a debate gives Bush and Israel time to orchestrate an attack on Iran.

No one in Congress or print and TV media is prepared to call Bush on this transparent deception. Instead, critics focus on the fact that the surge cannot succeed.


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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 26, 2007 at 8:26 am

Just killing is easy.
Just killing the bad guys is a bit more complicated.


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Posted by Robin
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 26, 2007 at 8:37 am

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 26, 2007 at 2:39 pm

I spent a year in combat as a combat infantryman.
My grandson just returned from his second tour with the Marines in Fallujah, one nephew just came back from a year in Kosevo, another Nephew did 2 years in Turkey and Iraq.
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Posted by Robin
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 26, 2007 at 2:49 pm

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Posted by Cadiz
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jan 26, 2007 at 4:35 pm

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No real combat soldier would ever be a militirastic groupie, excitedly and gladly accepting and agreeing to every single US military operation and never questioning it. Real soldiers, like Senator Jim Webb or Senator Hagel, smell a phony unnecessary war such as the Iraq fiasco like a dog can smell beef stew. Real soldiers hate war and know that you go to war only if attacked,always as a last resort and never against a small country that never posed any danger to your country.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 26, 2007 at 9:24 pm

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