Friday, September 14, 2007

"Nothing but blue skies" -- Big Brother explains the fine points of the Forever War

"Nothing But Blue Skies" -- Big Brother Explains the Forever War
Blue days
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on

-- Irving Berlin
It's working. The war is working. The surge is working. They will still be working a year from now. Big Brother explained it all.

OK, it was a bit hard to follow all the arrows. For example, Anbar was the big example of how it's all working so well. But the sheik he just visited with in Anbar was assassinated just before his presidential address:
Iraqi and American officials were caught off guard by the assassination, which came just hours before Mr. Bush addressed the American people about his plans for Iraq. But they said it would not derail the collaboration of the alliance of Sunni clans, known as the Anbar Awakening Council, and groups in other provinces.

In his speech, Mr. Bush acknowledged the killing. “Earlier today, one of the brave tribal sheiks who helped lead the revolt against Al Qaeda was murdered,” he said. “In response, a fellow Sunni leader declared: ‘We are determined to strike back and continue our work.’ And as they do, they can count on the continued support of the United States.”
If you're confused, just follow the arrows. Soon it will all make sense.

2 comments:

ellroon said...

Following the arrows just makes me dizzy.. they come right back to the beginning:
War drums beat for attacking sovereign country that has nothing to do with 9/11.
Osama bin Laden threatens U.S.
Bush pretends to be president.

Have we learned anything from these past 7 years, or are we going to have to do it all over again?

Wren said...

I'm angry and I feel helpless, because I know it doesn't matter what I think or what I do, I cannot change what's happening to my country and my world. I'm sad for my daughter and her generation, and for their children, who may be facing lives of hardship and war.

And even as I'm sad and angry and helpless, I have to remind myself that I'm not the first person in the world to feel this way. Most people have no control over their lives outside the daily scramble for food, water and shelter. Most people have leaders who are really only out for themselves, and who lie with impunity. Most people survive by forming close, tight-knit communities and finding their small joys through friends and family.

America is about to join the crowd.