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Veto’s, Insurgents and Iraq.

Posted by pauaprincess on May 5, 2007

The American government uses the term “insurgency” and “insurgents” to describe the current state of war in Iraq. 

So what IS an “Insurgent”?

The free online dictionary tells us that an insurgent is

1. Rising in revolt against established authority, especially a government.

2. Rebelling against the leadership of a political party.


But this doesn’t really describe the factions of Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims who are currently fighting against coalition forces and planting bombs.  The description obscures their raison d’etre.

A better description would be Partisans, which our friend the free online dictionary tells us are:

1. A fervent, sometimes militant supporter or proponent of a party, cause, faction, person, or idea.

2. A member of an organized body of fighters who attack or harass an enemy, especially within occupied territory; a guerrilla.

Admitting the “insurgents” were partisans would be admitting to being an occupying force, wouldn’t it?

These people are fighting for their country.  Bush is saying he vetoed legislation for a planned withdrawl because, in his own words…

“It makes no sense to tell the enemy when you plan to start withdrawing. All the terrorists would have to do is mark their calendars and gather their strength — and begin plotting how to overthrow the government and take control of the country of Iraq. “

And this is not going to happen once American troops withdraw anyway?  They may not be marking dates on the calender, but they are going to overthrow a Government approved by the American President, that wasn’t all that democratically elected because no Baath party members were allowed to stand and it was boycotted by the Sunni.


“Second, the bill would impose impossible conditions on our commanders in combat. After forcing most of our troops to withdraw, the bill would dictate the terms on which the remaining commanders and troops could engage the enemy. That means American commanders in the middle of a combat zone would have to take fighting directions from politicians 6,000 miles away in Washington, D.C. This is a prescription for chaos and confusion, and we must not impose it on our troops.”

If the coalition forces were withdrawing, why the heck would the “insurgents” fight that? 


“Al Qaeda — al Qaeda’s role makes the conflict in Iraq far more complex than a simple fight between Iraqis. It’s true that not everyone taking innocent life in Iraq wants to attack America here at home. But many do. Many also belong to the same terrorist network that attacked us on September 11th, 2001 — and wants to attack us here at home again. We saw the death and destruction al Qaeda inflicted on our people when they were permitted a safe haven in Afghanistan. For the security of the American people, we must not allow al Qaeda to establish a new safe haven in Iraq.”

Al Quaeda weren’t in Iraq till he let them in!  Al Quaeda IS in Saudi Arabia and I don’t see any plans to invade Saudi Arabia, do you?


One Response to “Veto’s, Insurgents and Iraq.”

  1. Mullah Cimoc said

    mullah cimoc say ameriki needing for remember vietnam war ending.

    when last helicopter flying away the usa embassey how long before the gun of war going silent?

    Answer: 3 day and now peace more than 30 years among vietnam people. back then time usa govt and control media say the same lying excuse for continue the kill.

    special important: not the single viet cong coming for attack amerika during all this thirty year.

    now patriotc ameriki man him needing for destroy israeli spy operations in usa starting with elimination the necon sending him to iraq for living in baghdad with mccain tell evryone how safe.

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