Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Iraq for Sale

Went to a screening of Robert Greenwald's movie, though I had to duck out early in the middle of Q&A. It's disturbing movie, and certainly one of his best, and anyone who watches it is going to want to shoot a lot of people in the face.

Bush and the Republican congress used the war as an excuse to hand over billions of dollars to unaccountable companies who aren't doing the jobs they were tasked to do, all of which has had a tremendously detrimental impact on American troops, troop retention, and of course the Iraqi people. Why those on board for Little George's Grand Imperial Adventure aren't more outraged by this stuff is truly bizarre.

Democrats have tried several times to introduce accountability measures and the Republicans have shot them down on party line votes. Favorite movie moment: the evil little troll Jeff Sessions lecturing the Democrats to stop highlighting allegations of bad things instead of emphasizing the good.

They've been telling us to clap louder for 3 and a half years, and this is the consequence.