Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Georgie: No civil war in Iraq

The on-again off-again definition of the disintegrating situation in Iraq as a "civil war" is off again, according to George W.

In Estonia today, Georgie disagreed with recent media statements that Iraq is in the midst of a civil war, saying that it was just "al qaeda causing trouble". Georgie speaks:

"No question it's tough, no question about it," Bush said at a news conference with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. "There's a lot of sectarian violence taking place, fomented in my opinion because of the attacks by al-Qaida causing people to seek reprisal." (It's hard , it's hard work.)

Amazingly, Georgie still doesn't get that Iraq long ago ceased being controllable by anyone. For all their military might, the US lost their grip on it well over a year ago, and when the the sectarian violence escalated it took on a life of its own. Since then it's been careening like a car with bald summer tires down an icy road, doing donuts and daisycutters and rollovers and finally crashing into the ditch in a ball of flames: a total write-off.

Just al qaeda making trouble? For the last year, all al qaeda's had to do is sit back with some popcorn and watch Georgie's demolition derby. The time for pointing fingers expired about 2 years ago -- when the car's in the ditch in flames, you can't blame it on the weather that you shouldn't have ventured out in to begin with.