War of the Words
These days, it seems that President Bush has taken to the road to try and recreate a less-violent picture of the war in Iraq. With this new approach, he has tried to downplay the amount of sectarian violence occuring in Iraq, saying “…only a small number of Iraqis are engaged in sectarian violence, while the overwhelming majority want peace and a normal life in a unified country.”
Meantime, back in reality, more lives are shattered as the most receint attacks saw rockets and mortar shells rain down on Baghdad and onther Iriaqi cities. Bush goes on to say that “Our commanders and diplomats on the ground believe that Iraq has not descended into a civil war.” This statement, I must say, I actually agree with. Civil war is when two separate groups from the same country fight each other. What’s happening in Iraqi are people fighting a foriegn invader. Call them terrorists, sects, or freedom fighters, the end result is the same: we invaded their home, and they want us gone; and the real kicker is that most Americans want us to be gone from Iraq, too. Only a small (read very small) percentage of Americans actually support the way Pres. Bush is running this war (somewhere in the 35% range at last count), yet, he continues to try to water down the events of a bloody, unjustified war.
So the President’s jaunt across the nation continues, with more stops planned for him to sugar-coat the facts, and try to assuage the concerns of a nation that has been lied to, and unwillingly led to war.