I was reading a story this morning of Bush bragging how well the surge is working and that 30,000 troops will leave Iraq by July. He failed again to mention the simple fact that the Sunni's are doing the brunt of the fighting for him and we are paying them $300.00 a month for their services. Facing another decision about U.S. troop levels in Iraq by spring, President Bush said Saturday it is "fine with me" if generals recommend no more reductions than those already planned to drop the force level to about 130,000. Traveling for the next few days among Sunni Arab-ruled states jittery about the rising influence and ambitions of Shiite-majority Iran, Bush used part of remarks here that were focused on Iraq to put Tehran on notice — again. As he talks peace and plays the victim he continues his real goal of instigating war with Iran as he continues to formulate excuse after excuse as he did with Iraq until he gets one the people will fall for.
"Iran's role in fomenting violence has been exposed," he said as he listed successes the U.S. is helping to bring about in Iraq. "Iranian agents are in our custody, and we are learning more about how Iran has supported extremist groups with training and lethal aid." After spending a day in Kuwait meeting with its leaders and addressing U.S. troops based here, Bush was welcomed as the first sitting U.S. president to visit Bahrain, an oil-refining and banking island in the Persian Gulf that is host to the headquarters of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. Bush was treated to trumpet and cannon salutes as he walked down a long, red carpet at a palace in the capital city Manama. Bahrain's king, Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, presented Bush with a medal described as Bahrain's highest award, given only to heads of state.
Bush congratulated Bahrain for holding free elections and noted the election two years ago of a woman member of parliament.
"Our two nations share a common vision for the future of the Middle East," Bush said in brief remarks at the welcome ceremony in his honor. can Bahrain and other supposed Bush allies really be that stupid that they can not see the obvious way this is going to turn out? Total middle east breakdown resulting in WW3 is the only way this is going to end and that like it or not is a fact!
The top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, told reporters after Bush spoke that the overall flow of weaponry from Iran into Iraq appears to be down, but attacks with "explosively formed projectiles" tied to Tehran are up by a factor of two or three in recent days. "Frankly, we are trying to determine why that might be," he said. The roadside bombs, known as EFPs, are armor-piercing explosives that have killed hundreds of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. U.S. military officials have been saying for months that mainly Shiite Iran has been supplying EFPs to Shiite militias in Iraq, despite strong denials by Tehran. Bush says hope is returning to Iraq while he tries to destroy it with Iran war
* It kills me! Remember the Ten point plan to attack Iraq and cause the middle east breakdown we did on 3/1/06? Bush's Unintelligent Redesign The 10 point Plan For The Middle East
* Now as you know, he is doing the same thing with Iran until he finds an excuse people will fall for or Iran will oblige him and he can get this middle east Breakdown in full swing. He has been instigating and using every excuse he can to get this going with Iran. The other day it was becoming obvious that while the IRG may have been messing with our navy that the smoking gun of the video and Audio may have been doctored and the Pentagon also questioned events. The top U.S. military commander in the Mideast said Friday that Iran runs the risk of triggering an unintended conflict if its boats continue to harass U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf. Adm. William J. Fallon, chief of U.S. Central Command, said a threatening radio call heard during an encounter Sunday between U.S. Navy ships and Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz was likely connected to Iran's provocative actions. He said the exact origin of the message was still unknown. "This kind of behavior, if it happens in the future, is the kind of event that could precipitate a mistake," Fallon told The Associated Press. Iranian harassment could lead to conflict
* Bush will see to it. That one didn't work So now Bush falls back on an excuse used in the past! Attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq with bombs believed linked to Iran -- known as explosively formed penetrators (EFPs) -- have risen sharply in January after several months of decline, according to the top U.S. commander in Iraq. Iraqi and U.S. officials indicated just a month ago that Iran was using its influence to improve security in Iraq by restraining cross-border weapons flow and militia activity. The U.S. military had said in recent months that the number of EFP attacks had gone down. Gen. David Petraeus disclosed the reversal to reporters after a meeting with President Bush who was visiting troops in Kuwait. "In this year, EFPs have gone up, actually, over the last 10 days by a factor of two or three, and frankly we're trying to determine why that might be," Petraeus said. Petraeus did not say how many American troops have been killed or wounded by EFPs in recent days. What a surprise, fallback to an old excuse
Another day another excuse as Bush endeavors for war with Iran so he can affect what he thinks will be his and Israel's new middle east order. This is still just developing and you have to believe those 30,000 troops no longer needed in Iraq will be needed in Afghanistan or one of the other war fronts getting ready to open up!