Sunday, August 06, 2006

Iraq- Plans in Case of a Civil War

Adapted From Newsweek
Exclusive: Iraq-Plans in Case of a Civil War
Aug. 14, 2006 issue- The Bushco insists Iraq is a long way from civil war, but the contingency planning has begun inside the White House and the Pentagon. President Bush will move U.S. troops out of Iraq if the country disintegrates into civil war, according to one senior Bush aide who declined to be named.

Bush's position on a pullout of U.S. troops emerged in response to Newsweek's questions about Sen. John Warner, chairman of the Armed Services Committee. Warner warned last week that the president might require a new vote from Congress to allow troops to stay in Iraq in what he called "all-out civil war." But the senior Bush aide said the White House would need no prompting from Congress to get troops out "if the Iraqi government broke down completely along sectarian lines." (And how would they know?? What would be different?)

In sad response to this new contingency plan, Bush and Rummy joined Cher in an all-out show in Baghdad to win back the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people in a rousing rendition of "If I Could Turn Back Time."

If I could turn back time
If I could find a way I'd take back the war that hurt you and you'd stay

I don't know why I did the things I did I don't know why I said the things I said
Pride's like a knife it can cut deep inside
Words are like weapons they wound sometimes.

I didn't really mean to hurt you It wasn’t my fault, I know I made you cry, but baby

If I could turn back time
If I could find a way
I'd take back those bullets and bombs that hurt you…


At 8:29 PM, Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

Nah, Dum Dum and Dickie aren't kewl enough to play with Cher. However, the fact that they are both rockers could explain the copious amounts of drugs they must be doing to think the way they do about Iraq.

At 8:41 PM, Blogger glenda said...

hah! Cher was pretty disgusted, but,hey, they threatened her. What could she do? End up like Lebanon??

At 11:09 PM, Blogger thepoetryman said...

How would they know? Precisely, Glenda! Congress would know if they gave a damn! They'd know if they pulled their head out of their silos long enough to take notice of Bu$hco's inept execution of Operation Iraqi Freedom! They'll know come November!


At 11:46 PM, Blogger charlie said...

Civil wars have seemed, in historical terms, a prerequsite for a stable government in many societies.They are a great way of deciding who holds power, unless you happene to be on the losing side or stuck in the middle or don't like who wins or...

Humans are nuts.

At 3:45 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

It's just more white house bullshit to try to pretend there is no civil war now.

At 6:30 AM, Blogger Candace said...

I remember three years ago when this war was about to start that we (protestors) were all standing around saying, "Don't they know there'll be a civil war?" The scary part is, how is it that WE knew that, but POTUS did not?

At 6:55 AM, Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

They'll know come November!

High five PoetryMan!!

At 7:00 AM, Blogger glenda said...

Hi, poetryman, yes, November, I can't wait!!

charlie, true, historically civil wars have been a moot point, however, so much blood, so many killed....

Hi, PoP, yes, it's pretense.

two possible scenarios come to mind,candace.
1. They knew, but were interested in short term gains, distraction from real problems and did not care.
2. They arogantly thought they could go in and open a can of whup ass on the arabs and the arabs would meekly fold. They do not understand the concept of honor inherent in that culture, not having any themselves.

At 7:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photoshopping. The reason Candace knew there may be a civil war is because unlike Bush, she knew there were Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims who hated each others' guts. She knew that the situation in the North with the Kurds was fragile. She had facts, he had fantasies.

At 7:58 AM, Anonymous karena said...

The above comment was mine but blogger was acting goofy again.

At 9:15 AM, Anonymous anita said...


this is unbelivable. Their strategy to leave Iraq is when a civil war erupts, so they can say it's out of control but it's not their fault. This government is made of a bunch of cowards!

The lyrics of the song you posted are very appropriated.

Anyway it has been long I was wondering what excuse they'd come up with to pull out from Iraq -- here it is. What a mess!

At 9:17 AM, Anonymous anita said...

I say you be run for the Presidency of the US.

What do you think?

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I would vote for Glenda anytime, anywhere for anything.

At 11:11 AM, Blogger glenda said...

Ah, gee, thanks, but you know what, I smoked pot back in the 70s AND I inhaled.
There, I said it, no longer a contender!

I say, let's vote, I'm with poetryman and donnie and the rest of you who think we can take back this Congress and then the White House.
Everwhere, they underestimate the power of the people when they come together.

In my opinion, this Bushco group has not only made mistakes, they have committedd treason and murder. They need to get the boot.

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Lorraine said...

92 days.

At 12:12 PM, Blogger JBlue said...

Maybe we could get you and PoP on the ticket together. I guess you could arm wrestle for Pres/VP status...?

Anyway, ditto PoP.

At 12:44 PM, Blogger glenda said...

Yes, Loraine! only 92 days and my new voter registration card (I moved) is ready to go!

OH, no, I have no desire for power, but would definitely vote for PoP! She's a born passionate speaker!!

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Lew Scannon said...

It's not a civil war until the decider says it is! He's on vacation now, but he'll get back to it as soon as he clears more brush from his land.

At 6:36 PM, Blogger glenda said...

Yep, time to go to Crawford!

At 7:08 PM, Anonymous earl bockenfeld said...

Bush doesn't like to interrupt his plans but he says he would do the safe thing and "pull out". But how do we know that in the passion of the moment, he wouldn't just throw caution to the wind and just thrust to even lower depths, like he usually does.

At 7:32 PM, Blogger glenda said...

HaHa...Bellum interruptus!
Yes, he is good at warlike impotent gestures.

At 8:56 PM, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

I saw a play at The Fringe Festival, based on the blog, Baghdad is Burning. Four women played Riverbend.

Riverbend says people get envelopes sent to their homes, in Baghdad, with notes saying, "leave town", and a bullet enclosed.

At 9:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah, Glenda wouldn't make it as a politician at least any higher level than municipal.

She lacks so many important qualities to make such a thing possible. She wouldn't be able to deal and wheel behind the scenes effectively but propably would stick to those stupid priciples of hers. Another strike against her is that she most likely would speak her mind. When is it the last time you heard a succesful politician speak his/her mind? Yup, I thought so, neither have I. Where the hell is she suppose to get financial backing if she keeps always talking about the poor and destitute, racisim, under paid and over worked, single mothers, and on and on with these lies? No wonder that Haliburton or GM wouldn't touch her with a ten foot pole.

At 12:45 AM, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

I wonder what goes through the neo-cons brain when they see thousands upon thousands Iraqis marching in support of Hezbollah?

At 4:18 AM, Blogger glenda said...

renegade eye, You know I emailed Riverbend this past week, but haven't heard back from her. Baghdad Burning is agreat site to read, chillingly so.

Anonymous, I think that's a compliment, well, anyway, I'll take it as such.
true, I am part Irish and never could keep my mouth shut, which I attibuted to the effect of having am outspoken mother as a role model.

graeme, I think they see what they wan to see.

At 7:02 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

LOL, Glenda I smoked and inhaled too. We could start our own party, The Stoned Party. Old hippies who take no shit from anyone! Sounds good to me :)

At 4:15 PM, Anonymous pekka said...

Glenda, I have to apologize using "anonymous" as a cover to my little experiment ranting about you not making a good candidate. This actually started accidentally because I was unable to sign it with my own name. I just wanted to see how many would run to your rescue and whether you would get the drift. You did.

Man Child

At 5:50 PM, Blogger Elizabeth Green said...

Yeah, and global warming is a myth, too.

Man that picture--a little vomit came into my throat when I saw that. Ick.

At 8:20 AM, Blogger glenda said...

elizabeth, yes, the truth hurts, they're just a couple of song and dance men.

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