Letter to the Editor
The problem with people who rely on belief think that if you believe something, and get everyone else to believe it, that makes things true. Bush thinks that if he convinces himself that we are winning in Iraq and he can get America to believe it then we win. But that’s not reality and reality always wins in the end.
The reality is that we are not winning in Iraq because in order to win we have to defeat the people who we are trying to liberate. The reason there is no Iraqi army is because we destroyed and dismantled it and we can’t rebuild it. Iraq has no real government. The government that’s there has no power and is fighting among themselves. Iraq is now just tribes at war with each other. The only thing they all agree on is that they want us out.
So it doesn’t make us a winner if we believe we are a winner. All it does is allow things to continue to get worse until we get to the point that we can no longer ignore Bush’s failure. One can not achieve victory by twisting the truth and ignoring reality. So even if Bush and the Republican controlled media want you to believe that the occupation is working and you believe it, that doesn’t make it so.