So there's a very funny episode of the Simspons (entitled "Lard of the Dance" for those of you nerdy enough to know t.v. episodes by their titles) in which Homer tries to make money off of selling grease. In it, he has the following conversation with Bart after he's recylced the grease he got from cooking up and feeding to the dog a pound of bacon:
Homer: Woo-hoo! 63 cents!
Bart: But dad, all that bacon cost $27.
Homer: Yeah, but your mom bought it.
Bart: But doesn't she get her money from you?
Homer: And I get my money from grease...what's the problem?
The problem with this logic is that it's the same logic being used by the Bush administration in Iraq right now. As William Pfaff points out, the occupation of Iraq is what is responsible for the insurgency. It's pretty simple; the Iraqi people didn't like Sadaam, but strangley enough, they don't like someone else coming in to kill and torture them, either. The insurgency is simply a reaction to a bunch of foreignors who are killing thousands upon thousands of people. So the conversation basically goes like this:
Bush: We'll leave Iraq as soon as the insurgency stops.
Rational thought: But the insurgency only exists because they're upset about being occupied.
Bush: Yes, and we'll stop occupying them as soon as the insurgency stops.
People, say whatever you will will about the administration, but when their logic is the same logic used by Homer Simpson, it's definately time to become suspicious.