Saturday, December 30, 2006

More Proof of Bush's Catastrophic Failure

See results of Iraq survey.

What Does George Bush Deserve?

After all this experience that we have had in the Middle East, it seems fair to conclude that it takes a Saddam Hussein to rule an Iraq composed of Kurds, Sunni Arabs and Shiite Arabs. Saddam Hussein was brutal and killed a lot of people. George Bush was also brutal and killed a lot more people than Saddam Hussein and failed utterly in ruling an Iraq composed of Kurds, Sunni Arabs and Shiite Arabs. If Saddam Hussein deserved to be hanged, what does George Bush deserve?

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Faces of Grief

Compare the stressed out face of Bush with the faces of grieving Iraqis.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Why did the Baker Commission say that: "The United States cannot achieve its goals in the Middle East unless it deals directly with the Arab-Israeli conflict."

They are not the only ones, it's a commonly seen comment.

Why should anyone give any credence to that statement?

Yes, it would be wonderful if the Palestinians and the Israelis compromised their differences. They would not be killing each other - that's good. The Israelis could help the Palestinians to improve their economy and Arabs would have good jobs and their future would look bright. They would focus on building their nation and stop thinking about rockets and suicide bombings.

Would that in any way ease the civil war in Iraq?

Would that stop Hezbollah from making trouble in Lebanon?

Would that stop al Qaeda from committing terrorism?

Would that stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons?

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

See beautiful "fractal" pictures . . .

. . . here.

Another Mention of Bush's Craziness

Still, there is accumulating evidence that Bush is talking to mirrors and taking instruction from his dog. He makes no sense, saying he's amenable to change one day and digging in his heels the next. "I'm not going to pull our troops off the battlefield before the mission is complete," he said recently. Yes. Absolutely. But what is the mission? Please, ask the dog. Lives are being wasted.

From Richard Cohen's column in the Washington Post. Fourth paragraph from the bottom.

Monday, December 04, 2006

"Bush's Shrinking Options"

In today's Washington Post, Robert D. Novak (yes, that Novak) writes that Bush's options are shrinking.

Some provocative facts and ideas Novak presents (verbatim):

State officials and (Republican) party leaders who are no specialists on foreign policy tell me the Republican Party simply cannot go into the 2008 campaign with troops still fighting in Iraq.

As a lame-duck president, Bush seems oblivious to the (Republican) grass-roots sentiment . . .

Increasingly, Republicans on Capitol Hill see no viable alternative to combat troop withdrawal.

Sen. Chuck Hagel, second-ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a McCain supporter in 2000, wrote in The Post on Nov. 26: "The time for more U.S. troops in Iraq has passed. We do not have more troops to send and, even if we did, they would not bring a resolution to Iraq."

Two More Columnists Judge Bush to Be Crazy

On Dec. 3, Frank Rich in the NYT, under the heading: "Has He Started Talking to the Walls?"

On Dec. 1, Joe Conason in Salon, as: "The Madness of George."

Iraq Depicted As A Clogged Toilet

See Toles cartoon.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

"Is President Bush Sane?"

That's the title of Paul Roberts' column on the website. He says that the answer to the question is: No, Bush is mad and he should be incarcerated in an insane asylum.

Is the Baker Commission Half-Baked?

An article in today's Washington Post tells us why we should not expect anything useful from the the Baker-Hamilton group: they are the creators of previous tragic failures.

The Iraq Mission Cartoon

See Ted Rall's December 2 cartoon. He has it almost right. Democracy was a window-dressing mission. The real mission was always the Iraq oil for Bush's buddies who saved him every time he screwed up.

Friday, December 01, 2006

George Bush In the "Padded Oval"

First cartoon to depict George Bush as a patient in an insane asylum.