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Wednesday, April 14, 2004

BRING IT ON! BUSH ADMINISTRATION THINKS IRAQI RESISTANCE IS A GOOD THING 

The revolt in Iraq happened just in time! We were on the verge of losing the war entirely during those months of relative peace, but the upsurge of violence must be very reassuring to the Bush Administration in general and to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in particular.

Because it was Donny Rumsfeld who said, late last spring, that Iraqi resistance means that we are winning the war!

I was very worried for awhile! American deaths decreased to a mere trickle. It looked as if we were making progress in pacifying Iraq. Resistance went down to a few isolated and not very effective pockets!

We were losing the war!

It looked like Iraq was going to be just another American conflict where, despite our best efforts, resistance just stopped at some point, America went down to defeat. The Hall of Shame includes such wars as World War II, World War I, The War with Mexico, The Spanish-American War and the American Revolution. It was very disappointing in all these cases, that point when our enemies stopped resisting, and we knew we had lost.

But Americans can hold their heads high because of the recent outbreaks of violence and the growing American casualties. Resistance means we are winning the war! Donny Rumsfeld said so.

DEFEAT IS VICTORY!

SLAVERY IS FREEDOM!

GEORGE W. BUSH IS A GOOD PRESIDENT!

It is very heartening to see that Donny Rumsfeld seems to be very well-read. He has obviously read George Orwell's "1984."

Unfortunately, he seems to have decided that Doublespeak is a good thing. And he seems to have misunderstood Orwell.

Donny, Orwell was being critical!

(Note: Mushtown Media Corp. would like to point out that Rumsfled made his statement about resistance almost a year ago. Rumsfeld has been keeping a low profile lately. It may be unfair for Mushtown Media Corp. to mention past statements in modern contexts. But we also think it is unfair for politicians who have never seen combat to make statements like "Bring it on!" and "Resistance proves we're winning!" without a little scrutiny.)


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