Bill Richardson 3
The charade continues: President Bush spent a few hours of his Labor
Day in Iraq -- you may have seen his photo on CNN or in your paper.
While there, he talked about "progress" and even suggested he
be willing to withdraw some troops -- of course he's said that in
2003, 2004, and now in 2007.
It is all make-believe -- a carefully crafted facade to try to buy
to win a victory anyone with any sense knows isn't coming.
Iraq is not a media battle, and it can't be won by photographs,
White House "progress reports," or false proclamations of success.
It's a real war, with real guns and real tanks and real explosives.
And real Americans are dying.
We got into this war based on lies, make-believe, and
well-orchestrated dog-and-pony shows.
It is time for the truth: WE MUST END THIS WAR NOW. And we can't
it until we start bringing all of our troops home.
I am out there speaking the truth every day -- everywhere I go, to
everyone I can find. But it's hard for any truth to be heard over
the double-talk and misrepresentation coming out of DC, especially
this week. General Petraeus is due to release a report that we all
expect to be chock-full of White House spin. And you can bet Bush
will try to use the anniversary of September 11th to distract
from the disaster he's created in Iraq. Don't let him do it --
help us raise the volume so that we can be heard above the din.
The truth needs to be heard -- and you can be the megaphone.