The Deliverator – Wannabee

So open minded, my thoughts fell out…

And how shall we rebrand the war in Iraq this week?

Posted by Deliverator on August 30th, 2006

I don’t often wax on things political on this blog, but was feeling particularly pissed off today. Why? There are many things about Bush’s administration that piss me off, but today really had me boiling. President Bush has shifted the rational and rhetoric for why we went to war against Iraq and our continued presence there once again. It has gone from WMDs to regime change to spreading freedom dust…etc. Whenever the target/rational changes, the administration hits the media with a new set of talking points. I’ve had a hard enough time buying the war in Iraq as part of the war on terror, but now Bush and company has rolled out a new set of talking points couching the war in Iraq as a fight against FASCISM and anyone who is against the war as being similar to those who appeased the Nazis. Thats right, Bush has pulled out the Hitler card. If Godwin’s Law isn’t applicable here, I don’t know where it should apply.

I am the grandson of two veterans of WWII. I am proud of the willingness of my grandfathers to serve their country and recognize what they suffered to fight real fascists. I cannot recall a time in which I have been more offended by the purposeful rhetoric of a political figure. Labelling the war in Iraq as a war against fascism is a horrifically bad analogy, not least of which because many people internationally are comparing OUR actions to those of the fascist powers of WWII. Most shameful, in my mind is that this “rebranding” seems to be timed to coincide with the midterm elections as a way to cast anyone who is against the current war (or at least the absolutely innept way it has been run) as a NAZI APPEASER! WTF! I have voted for both Republicans and Democrats in the past, but I can promise that any politician who decides to ape Bush’s fascism rhetoric will not be getting my vote. Bush’s administration seems more concerned with what they call the war than what they are doing about it and it is getting REALLY old.