Monday, April 30, 2007

Please Explain

I keep up on current events and rarely does a political cartoon go over my head, but can someone explain this one from the SJ-R today:

I know who Baghdad Bob was. I know who Harry Reid is. I know Harry Reid said we've lost in Iraq (and most Americans agree, by the way) but , huh? Baghdad Bob was a propagandist spouting obvious fantastical untruths that no one believed. Sort of like the Bush administration's pretend victory rhetoric. Ironically, this cartoon points up the opposite of what I think it might be trying to convey. I actually think of ol' Baghdad Bob whenever I here the conservatives talk about some magical "victory" being just around the corner if we only add more troops and spend a few trillion more dollars.

3 comments: said...

I think Baghdad Bob refers to Iraqi Minister of Information -

JeromeProphet said...

Even after our troops leave there will be an army of mercenaries there numbering several hundred thousand strong.

Not all will be Americans, but the money to finance the operation will be in U.S. tax dollars.

So when were gone we'll still be there - until the regime we've put into place is destroyed by the Iraqi civil war which will rip apart any pretense about their being an Iraq.


Anonymous said...

I'm just curious if you still feel the same way as your post here in light of the facts that the surge did work (while Bush was still in office, btw), the relative stability in Iraq compared to the time you posted this, and the fact that Democrats have been in power in Congress for nearly four years and Obama has been president for over a year - and yes, we're still over there.