Zombietime is tired of waiting for a public declaration of what is blatantly obvious to those of us paying attention to the war in Iraq: we won.
Rufus says “All We Are Saying … Is It’s Over and We Won”:
So Zombietime is declaring November 22, 2008, Victory in Iraq Day. I’ll gladly participate, keeping in mind those who have died to make this happen, and the leadership of President Bush in committing to winning the damn war.
But lots of people don’t like President Bush, so by their tortured logic, that means we didn’t really win, after all. Or if we did, it isn’t very important. After all, he talks funny.
So never-you-mind that today, Iraq is mostly peaceful, due to both the change in strategy and the people of Iraq finally turning against Al-Qaeda in Iraq about two years ago, after realizing that terrorists care about nothing except killing innocent people by the truckload in order to gain power. And give the people of Iraq credit — lots of credit — because they risked their lives (including the lives of innocent women and children) in order to actively start fighting against terrorist scumbags who blow up little kids running for candy and strap bombs to kids with Down syndrome and then detonate them via remote control.
Just don’t expect much comment on this historic victory over the terrorists and the unmitigated evil they represent. Nah, we live in a post-modern bubble here, where such things can be ignored, because they don’t fit the narrative. It’s cool. You just make up the facts you wish to be true, and ignore the true ones, and voila! A new reality is born.
So no front page headlines in 72 point type announcing victory, no victory parades, and no admission from the 20-30% of the country that suffers from Bush Derangement Syndrome, that they were wrong. That would require intellectual honesty, and in a post-modern world, well … who has time for that silliness?
And they fought so hard, for the other side, these rabid Bush-haters in the media and Congress and various leakers at State and CIA. During wartime, too! How exhausting for the poor dears. Of course, normally, this is borderline treason, but somehow we’ve gotten to a place where it’s “the highest form of patriotism”. Um, sure. OK.
Read the whole thing.
And I’ll be participating, with great pride, in Victory in Iraq Day, November 22, 2008.