Episode 44: Facts and Truth

King George spoke at Ft. Bragg on Tuesday June 28th 2005 let?s look the disinformation that is being portrayed as FACT.

King George: ?This war reached our shores on September 11, 2001.?
9/11 Commission [CNN, 6/17/04] [NewsHour, 6/16/04] Invoking 9/11 [Program on International Policy Attitudes, 10/21/04]

King George: ?Our mission in Iraq is clear.?
Actually, it isn?t.

King George: ?Iraq is the latest battlefield in this war.?
Rationale For Iraq War [Bush, 11/4/02] Iraq Becoming Prime Location for Terrorist Training [CIA Report]

King George: ?In the past year, we have made significant progress.?
Daily attacks are on the rise. [Brookings, 6/3/05] Car Bombings on the rise [AP, 6/27/05] Gen. John Abizaid [CNN, 6/23/05] Rumsfeld [6/26/05]

King George: ?In January 2005, more than eight million Iraqi men and women voted in elections that were free and fair ? and took place on time.?
The White House ?resisted the idea of holding elections [in January] and only succumbed under pressure from Iraq?s most powerful cleric.

2005 Iraqi Election
Population of Iraq: 26,074,906 (July 2005 est.) [8 Million (31%) voted according to Bush]
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/fac … os/iz.html

2004 US re-election of King George
Population: 286,196,812 [121 million (42.45%) voted (62 Million voted for Bush)]
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._presi … tion,_2004

King George: ?Today Iraq has more than 160,000 security forces trained and equipped for a variety of missions.?
Iraqi Security [New York Times, 6/13/05] [Brookings, 6/3/05]

King George: ?Setting an artificial timetable would send the wrong message to the Iraqis ? who need to know that America will not leave before the job is done. It would send the wrong message to our troops ? who need to know that we are serious about completing the mission they are risking their lives to achieve. And it would send the wrong message to the enemy ? who would know that all they have to do is to wait us out.?
Gov. Bush had different Ideas in 1999 [Seattle Post Intelligencer, 6/5/99]

King George: ?Some Americans ask me, if completing the mission is so important, why don?t you send more troops? If our commanders on the ground say we need more troops, I will send them. But our commanders tell me they have the number of troops they need to do their job.?
According to the London-based think tank, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the insurgency in Iraq gains strength from the lawlessness of western Iraq: ?Militarily, it?s a security vacuum.?

King George: ?To further prepare Iraqi forces to fight the enemy on their own, we are taking three new steps: First, we are partnering Coalition units with Iraqi units? Second, we are embedding Coalition ?Transition Teams? inside Iraqi units? Third, we are working with the Iraqi Ministries of Interior and Defense to improve their capabilities to coordinate anti-terrorist operations.?

This Is Not New; Bush Said We Would Work With Iraqi Units Last February. 2/4/05 Bush Said He Would Work With Iraqi Government Before. [5/31/05 6/24/05]

Who does he think he is, PM Churchill?
On June 4, 1940 Winston Churchill made his famous We shall fight on the beaches speech to the House of Commons of the British Parliament, shortly after taking over as Prime Minister in the first year of World War II.

?We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.?

King George: ?In this time of testing, our troops can know: The American people are behind you. Next week, our Nation has an opportunity to make sure that support is felt by every soldier, sailor, airman, coast guardsman, and Marine at every outpost across the world.?

The Washington Post reports that it is short $1 billion for covering current needs at the Department of Veterans Affairs this year.? [Washington Post, 6/24/05]

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