Tuesday, June 13, 2006

"The Ideology of Light" Direct To You Live Via The Green Zone, Baghdad, Iraq!

Lots of folks have commented on the President's secretive PR junket to Iraq. I won't bore you with overly lengthy rhetorical argument to convince you that W has executed yet another in a long list of useless expenditures of American Taxpayer dollars to say exactly what he said the day or two before. Let's see if he has anything original to say that was worth flying around the globe to do. First, he talks to the troops:
Iraq is a part of the war on terror. Iraq is a central front on that war, and when Iraq succeeds in having a government of and by and for the people of Iraq, you will have dealt a serious blow to those who have a vision of darkness, who don't believe in liberty, who are willing to kill the innocent in order to achieve a political objective.
Two questions for Mr. President: A) Who made Iraq the "central front," in the first place? And B) How many innocent Iraqi civilians have we killed in order to achieve the "regime change" political objective, which incidentally is the switch part of the grand WMD bait and switch executed on the American people?

He keeps going with more dualistic thinking/speaking that proves the W, Rove and Co specializes in oversimplification, misunderestimating the intelligence of the American people yet again.
The stakes are high, and what happens here in Iraq reaches far beyond the borders of Iraq. The war on terror really will be addressed by strong actions by our intelligence and military services to bring to justice those who would do us harm. I've told the American people, we will defeat the enemy overseas so we do not have to face them here at home. (Applause.)
Really, here's the problem. What about terrorist cells already operating on our soil? If they are going to argue that we are fighting "the enemy overseas so we do not have to face them here at home." how can they justify illegal domestic wiretapping? So, how misleading/untruthful is the President here? Very, in my book. Is he downright lying? Perhaps.

And he keeps on going - to a place that I have not seen him go yet, but I may be missing something as the morass of political parlor tricks and hucksterism is so deep and thick with the W, Rove and Co., it is possible to not catch all the rhetorical nonsense they launch at us via the presidential propaganda catapult. But really, what indeed is this "ideology of light?"
Ultimately, the victory in the war on terror, the victory in a struggle against those who have no ideology -- well, they've got an ideology, but it's an ideology that is dark and dismal. It's one that doesn't respect human dignity. It's an ideology that doesn't believe in the freedom to worship. It's an ideology that doesn't respect the role and rights of women in society. It's an ideology that has no hope. The way to defeat that ideology is with an ideology of light. I believe in the universality of freedom. I believe deep in everybody's soul is the desire to be free.
So, what we have here is perfect example of someone using troops as a political backdrop (yet again) to deliver an ideological message to the terrorists. Essentially, the W, Rove and Co has sunk to the Al Qaeda’s level unleashing this "ideology of light" as a rhetorical weapon in an ideological war, not unlike the fundamentalist ideologues that he so despises. Who is right depends mainly on your perspective and which side of the 500 lb bomb you are, doesn't it?

And then W does it all over again while trying to predict the future in front of the new Iraqi Prime Minister:
Iraq is a part of the war on terror. Iraq is a central front on that war, and when Iraq succeeds in having a government of and by and for the people of Iraq, you will have dealt a serious blow to those who have a vision of darkness, who don't believe in liberty, who are willing to kill the innocent in order to achieve a political objective.
I wonder...what does the existing example of Israel prove about the grandiose prediction that blows to terrorists are meted out by installation of "democratic" governments?

2 comments:

Kvatch said...

Iraq is a central front on that war, and when Iraq succeeds in having a government of and by and for the people of Iraq....

...then we expect them to cooperate with us to ensure our oil supplies long into the future. Too bad those pipelines keep getting blown up.

Anonymous said...


[T]he grandiose prediction that blows to terrorists are meted out by installation of "democratic" governments

Terrorist have God. They have no interest in government whatsoever. Sharia rules!