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BUSH FACES IRAQ WAR BACKLASH (IRL)

by GraceReid Fri Jul 1st, 2005 at 11:53:46 AM EST

Here is from today's Star Newspaper, Ireland.  Once again I am typing it out because you can't get it off the net, and neither can I.  On Tuesday I quoted from an article in the Irish Times,  "Paying 10,000 Euros a day for US military overflights has not really registered on the Irish taxpayers' radar"  Tom Clonan, June 25, 2005, and the Americans didn't know what to make of it.  The US doesn't get Irish news and views.  But the whole world is watching and expressing it's horror and disbelief of GWB's war and policies.  Today's article is not listed on the web either:

BUSH FACES IRAQ WAR BACKLASH
By Niall O'Dowd,
Our Voice in New York City
Star Newspaper Ireland
July 1, 2005

US President George Bush was putting his best face on it this week - but it is now clear that Iraq has begun to go horribly wrong for him.



Bush went on live TV to try to rally support for the war after a number of polls showed support was sinking like a stone among Americans.
All Bush offered, however, were the same old arguments he has used since the first signs of trouble in Iraq.

Atrocity

He tried to tie former dictator Saddam Hussein into the September 11, 2001 terrorist atrocity despite the fact that no credible evidence exists.
He also tried to convince Americans that if their army was not fighting in Iraq we would be fighting terrorism on US streets

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He mentioned 9/11 five times in his speech and it has become clear that he is using that event, as he did so skillfully during his re-election campaign, to rally support.
This time, however, that dog won't hunt.

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Election

Worse for him, many in his own party are beginning to waver in their support....

...Republicans can count votes better than anyone and they know it will affect their chances if Bush is unpopular.

So you are beginning to see a slow drift away from the president.
Several of his own senators have criticised him for his conduct of the war.
Some congressman joined a Democratic Party resolution calling for troops out.
It reminds me of what then British Prime Minister Harold Wilson reportedly said when the request cane in to send troops into the North in 1969, "We can sent them in, but we will never get them out."

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IRISH ABROAD


It's time for the US, UK, Australia and Ireland to join together in an international coalition to reckon the costs of the illegal war in Iraq and to lay the bill at GWB's feet.  My choice is: AFTER DOWNING STREET dot ORG COALITION

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by GraceReid on Fri Jul 1st, 2005 at 11:54:48 AM EST
thank you so much for typing this out - it gives us hope here in the usa to know that people realize that many of us don't support this [insert expletive here] in washington.

there are times when the reality is so depressing that it is unbearable.  to know that there are sane people watching in the rest of the world gives us hope that one day america will wake up and also see the truth.

by edrie on Sat Jul 2nd, 2005 at 04:29:11 AM EST
thanks for reading it!
by GraceReid on Mon Jul 4th, 2005 at 08:57:18 AM EST
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