Thursday, January 17, 2008

All the liars say the Surge is working, so why are we bombing so much more?

posted by Bill Arnett @ 12:06 PM Permalink

From the exposes bush's "surge" for the ugly lie that it is:
The U.S. military conducted more than five times as many air strikes in Iraq last year as it did in 2006, targeting al-Qaeda safe houses, insurgent bomb making facilities and weapons stockpiles in an aggressive strategy aimed at supporting the U.S. troop increase by overwhelming enemies with air power.

Top commanders said that better intelligence-gathering allows them to identify and hit extremist strongholds with bombs and missiles, and they predicted that extensive airstrikes will continue this year as the United States seeks to flush insurgents out of havens in and around Baghdad and to the north in Diyala province.

The U.S.-led coalition dropped 1,447 bombs on Iraq last year, an average of nearly four a day, compared with 229 bombs, or about four each week, in 2006.[…]

The greater reliance on air power has raised concerns from human rights groups, which say that 500-pound and 2,000-pound munitions threaten civilians, especially when dropped in residential neighborhoods where insurgents mix with the population. The military assures that the precision attacks are designed to minimize civilian casualties -- particularly as Petraeus's counterinsurgency strategy emphasizes moving more troops into local communities and winning over the Iraqi population -- but rights groups say bombings carry an especially high risk.

"The Iraqi population remains at risk of harm during these operations," said Eliane Nabaa, a spokeswoman for the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq. "The presence of individual combatants among a great number of civilians does not alter the civilian character of an area."
Oh, yeah.

Kill 'em all and let god sort 'em out is a great way to gain friends, influence people, and win over the hearts and minds of the Iraqis, without regard to the thousands of innocent women and children getting killed.

Extra-judicial assassinations carried out in the name of the Christian god that told bush to attack and kill as many Iraqis as possible until we have control of all that oil.

"Who knows what Evil lurks in the minds and hearts of men?" asked The Shadow. Easy to answer:

Anyone with the intelligence of a grapefruit knows exactly what Evil lurks in the feeble mind and alleged heart of gw bush is the Evil greed imposes on weak men, who surround themselves with weak-willed sycophants more than willing to cheer him on, ratify his Evil ways, and cheer the success of the on-going genocide of the Iraqi people.

Who knows? When the genocide ends, and most Iraqis are dead, they will at least kow-tow respectfully to bush as he shuffles any survivors into concentration camps, probably guarded by the Israelis who are and will remain bush's partner in crime in the Middle East. Especially when they create a Holocaust in Iran by nuking it.

Wasn't this once called "gunboat diplomacy?"

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