Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Neocon Wet Dreams: Turning the Corner Once Again

The Love that Dare Not Speak Its Name: Empire
The New Empire Times
December 20, 2010 64 B.E. (Bush Era)
Editor: Judith Miller
President McCain Lauds Free Election in Occuppied Iran
VP Liberman Warns Turkey Not to Interfere
By Jeff Gannon
(With exceprts from Bob Woodward's Plan of Attack II)
WASHINGTON — Responding to growing unease over the war in Iran, President John McCain laid out a multipart, stay-the-course "strategy for victory" Wednesday and urged Americans to muster the "time and patience" to carry it out.
McCain refused to set a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops, but expressed confidence that Iranian security forces will increasingly take over for them. He also acknowledged past mistakes and warned that "there will be tough days ahead" before the troops come home. So far, some 20,100 U.S. troops have died since the Iran invasion in March 2010.
The United States invaded Iran following the 09/9/9 attack on the headquartes of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC, by a group of former residents of Fallujah whose families were "shaked and baked" by U.S. forces in 2004. Their target was apparently AEI's Distiniguished Fellow D. ("Deferment") Cheney. But the former VP was not hurt since he was visiting Badghad at the time where he joined newely elected (and once deposed) Saddam Hussein,in a ceremony naming the the road leading from Baghdad to George W. Bush Airport after the former VP, Cheney Boulevard. In his speech, Cheney described Saddam as a "Man of Peace." A (pardoned) source close to Cheney, who described himself to our editor Judith Miller as "a former Congressional Aide" explained that America was dealing now with a "user friendly Saddam Hussein."
Only AEI Distinguished Fellows Richard Perle and James Woolsey were scratched during the daring the attack on Neocon Central. According to investigative reporter Bob Woodward, President McCain "clamped his arm on his Vice President, Joe Lieberman, as a National Security Council meeting in the White House was just finishing on November 21, 2010, just 74 days after the 9/9 attack. "I want you..." the president began, and as is often the case he restarted his sentence. "What kind of a war plan do we have for Iran? How do you feel about invading Iran." Lieberman smiled. He looked into President McCain eyes and said: "I feel good. Like I know I should. Let's kick the Ayatollah's ass.""
President McCain's 43-minute speech at the U.S. Naval Academy, coupled with the White House's release of an unclassified version of the war plan for Iran, was the most detailed explanation yet of McCain's war strategy.
But it still left key questions unanswered, such as what benchmarks would be used to measure progress in quelling the Iranian insurgency and how to ensure that Iran's military forces will answer to their emerging national government instead of to the tribal and sectarian leaders many of them now obey.
The speech was the first in a series of White House events intended to counter war critics, stop McCain's slide in the polls and shore up his credibility. The public disapproved of McCain's handling of Iran by 63 percent to 35 percent in a Gallup Poll two weeks ago.
Speaking to an audience of several thousand Naval Academy midshipmen under a banner that read "Plan for Victory," McCain said his plan rests on three pillars — reforming the political system, restoring security and rebuilding the economy.
Somewhat counter-balancing that relatively optimistic assessment, a 35-page White House war plan concludes, in a section titled "Victory Will Take Time," that "Iran is likely to struggle with some level of violence for years to come."
It also acknowledges that big hurdles remain before a stable democracy can be established, including deep-seated ethnic tensions, endemic corruption and a legacy of cynicism and distrust engendered by decades of tyranny under ousted Iranian Ayatollahs.
"It is not realistic to expect a fully functioning democracy, able to defeat its enemies and peacefully reconcile generational grievances, to be in place less than three years after the Evil Ones were finally removed from power," the war plan concludes.
Iranians are "seeing tangible progress in their lives", McCain said. "In the last few months, the Iranian people have made amazing progress. They have gone from living under the boot of a brutal tyrants, to liberation, to free elections, to a democratic constitution," the US president said.
"Iranians are beginning to see that a free life will be a better life. Reconstruction has not always gone as well as we had hoped, primarily because of the security challenges on the ground. Rebuilding a nation devastated by religious fanatics is a large undertaking."
He was speaking a day after two suicide bombers killed 43 people and wounded more than 70 at a police training academy in Teheran.
He made his speech ahead of elections next Thursday in Iran that will create the country's first democratically elected parliament.
This report includes information from the Daily Standard and Foxnews.com. Made possible by the Lincoln Group. Gannon was paid $1,000.