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So, maybe it was 3 tons of explosive, maybe it was 377 tons. Point is, under the Bush administration's micro-management, US forces moved in to secure Iraq's oil fields, and ignored securing the dangerous weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists. Call me crazy - but wasn't keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of terrorists the reason Bush claimed we were invading iraq?

Of all the critics of Bush's war of choice, this event has been the most revealing of why Bush insisted on invading Iraq, and why everything has gone so horribly wrong.

To you Bush supporters who still champion the war effort for all the good it's done - it's high time you realized that Bush never shared your priorities. We live in fear not because of terrorists, but because of the Bush administration's handling of terrorist actions.
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hateberry Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
This might be out of line, bud, but I was hoping to get your permissions on using the Bush missile on here for a personal profile picture. I loved this piece and the concept and I totally agree with your artist comments.

Thanks in advance,
—D.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Feel free to use it.
Thanks for asking.
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SarcasticSeriousness Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006
I dont think they had any weapons of death and distruction, if they did why would we have risked the countless lives that would have been taken by them in a counter attack. I dont know if oil was the main objective, but i sure dont think the weapons were either. We know China has weapon and we dont dare fuck with them cuz they'll blow the crap out of us. So why did we invade, it makes no sense what so ever! Great Job! A very thought pravocking and deep piece and comments.
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stilgar Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
*find
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stilgar Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
I fond it not to out of the ordinary, that sheeple, people who let media or ideals get in the way or what other TELL them to think, said the VERY same thing about Gulf War, but then again what did US do then?? The secure the wells, and restored the power back to the people who owned them ............ you notice the liberal media NEVER said anything about that again, but it comes back.......... How many times do sheeple use the very same thinking process for EVERY situation?? Just a thought, you have to be free, to think for yourself.... you might like it...

I used think everything I was told in college was truth, till I got in the world and saw, that liberal profs RARELY have it right.. Take for a example Micheal Moore, I used to think he could not tell a lie, till I investigated on my own when BOWLING came out, and found the man lied throught the WHOLE film.... can you say "editing room freedom?"
Anyway, but I like the work that went into this ..
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turbinedivinity Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Why can't conservatives spell? :D
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
No report I've read says the reconstruction effort has gone well - and that's including federal reports. (Do me a favor and drop the 'liberal media' rhetoric).

Bush has just recently gone back on his promise to rebuild Iraq and cut the funding to the reconstruction after three years of failed efforts, I'm sorry if you don't see this as 'true'.

Frankly, there's a point where you're not actually thinking for yourself, but hunting only for the pieces of information YOU want to find that support YOUR desire to believe only what YOU like to believe.

Thinking for yourself sometimes calls on you to face some harsh realities that you must learn to adjust to. Reality isn't as we would like it to be.
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stilgar Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional General Artist
I KNOW people who are IN IRAQ doing what you say is NOT going on..
Building schools, water treatment plants, hospitals, parks, electrical network.....
Seems sad YOU do not hear what is going on, but I am getting it from the people who are DOING this, are you??
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turbinedivinity Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I KNOW people who are IN IRAQ as WELL and they are ACTUALLY saying the EXACT OPPOSITE.

Funny how this works, doesn't it? Anecdotes aren't exactly impressing me. We're building schools in the midst of a civil war. It'd be like me changing the door handles on my car after the engine blows up, and saying that the car runs great. :D
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stilgar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
Civil war??? There was a war there against the two religious factions since the 50's!!!!
It is just the suni had the power when Saddam was in power, and THEY are the minority..........

As to the people you say say the exact OPPOSITE, are the ones who joined for GI bill... think about it. If you remember OUR military are ALL, every sinlge one, is a volunteer. I know you are making the stuff up as you go. Keep trying. Oh, I also was a history major........
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turbinedivinity Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Let's compare what the country looked like under Saddam versus what it looks like now. There's no contest. Saddam had a ruthless dictatorship that was STABLE. We had the guy contained, he was not a threat to us, or really to anyone at all. Now, of course, we have a nightmare. And now it's our nightmare. It's our hundreds of billions of dollars trying to fix this. It's a waste of money, it was a completely retarded idea to go to war in the first place.

Must be tough when everything you thought was proven wrong. huh? Go out for ice cream, you'll feel better.

Now, I work in health care. I "volunteered" for my job. Nobody enslaved me. Now, if I were trying to do a job that was doomed to failure, I'd be pretty upset. I'd say so. As these guys are. They're not GI bill guys. Two of them are back safe and sound in the US, the other two are over there. One kicks in doors, the other is a green zone network admin. They're career. They're not 19 years old.

Listen, kiddo. Liberals say the war is ridiculous. Conservatives say the war is ridiculous. The only people left are blind loyalist partisan Bush sniffers who listen to a lot of talk radio. People like you whose ego is tied up in the idea of America being badass and having backed the right team. People who don't think critically. Face it, you backed the wrong team. The president is a myopic and corrupt idiot. If you're a history major, you're a very stupid and ill-informed history major. If you graduated from college with english and spelling skills like you're demonstrating, I want to know what college, so I can warn everyone away from it.
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stilgar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
Just think about what you are saying......
If you are willing to research history you may be sad to find you sound exactly like WW2 Germans during Hitler rule of Germany.... Do look it up, but the difference is YOU KNOW the enemy is teaching children to kill YOU, the enemy and you think it is OK......and you have no excuse to say you did not know, you CHOOSE to ignore.
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stilgar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
1. "...ruthless dictatorship that was STABLE" Where in the world are you from??
Did that mindset happen to be shared with Germans in WW2 who KNEW of the Concentration camps? And the Nazi youth camps, LIKE terrorists today have?
You can't just excuse yourself like they did, and you seem to have not LEARNED from the history they had to live.

2. The US military is 100% volunteered.

3. "...blind loyalist partisan Bush sniffers who listen to a lot of talk radio.."
A. I can see beyond Left or Right because, in the arena of the world there is
more than US politics, because, if you have not looked around. There is the
UN. WHich does not do a good job.

Because YOU seem to be stuck in a EMOTIONAL anger problem which I notice
most liberals and conservative "one way" only seem to be, you need a
nice Jihad video of heads getting cut NOT BECAUSE OF BUSH vs. Liberals
but HATE, as in JIHAD hatred of what the western world puts out.

Lets be real here. It is because of what Jihadist Muslims say is WESTERN
Cutlture which has "infested" thier lands.
a. PORN
b. Alcohol
c. Sex in every venue...
This is what THEY say they are at war with us about...
Muslim Jihadists HATE the western worl for what its is shoving down throats
against the religious culture they have in the land they love......

But, if you even TRY to say "In the US Christians.." This, or "Christians" that
you will get a wakeup call....... Because CHIRISTIAN missionaries have been
slaughtered in Africa even to this day, but you will not hear a media outlet say
much about it.......soooooooooooo.

B. By the way I do NOT listen to RUSH....... do NOT follow party lines like you
are doing, because you sound like ALMOST liberal I have met.

The educated ones, who have shucked off the teachings they were set in
the colleges they went to are the true liberals who are smart enough to know
the BIG PICTURE, where it is not all left or right.......
But about USA and our freedoms against tyranny, which may, or may not
be what you think is ok, because it is "STABLE"

Think on that.
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stilgar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
Civil war??? There was a war there against the two religious factions since the 50's!!!!
It is just the suni had the power when Saddam was in power, and THEY are the minority..........

As to the people you say say the exact OPPOSITE, are the ones who joined for GI bill... think about it. If you remember OUR military are ALL, every sinlge one, is a volunteer. I know you are making the stuff up as you go. Keep trying.
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stilgar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
Civil war??? There was a war there against the two religious factions since the 50's!!!!
It is just the suni had the power when Saddam was in power, and THEY are the minority..........

As to the people you say say the exact OPPOSITE, are the ones who joined for GI bill... think about it. If you remember OUR military are ALL, every sinlge one, is a volunteer. I know you are making the stuff up as you go. Keep trying.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006  Professional General Artist
I tell you what...
Go over to your neighbor's house - kill whoever is there - then repaint the rooms to hide the blood and fix the leaks in the house's pipes...
When you are caught after, I doubt the police will thank you for all the wonderful 'reconstruction' you've done.

You need a perspective that is larger than the story coming from the few people you claim to know: The US is NOT funding anymore reconstruction. More than half of the billions spent that was supposed to be used for reconstruction went to pay for security against the insurgents, several US officials have embezzled millions of that money, and even the latest reports say it's worse than that: Iraq's basic services are rated worse now than before war began -- [link]

And this is not me saying this, this is not the media either really - this is from FEDERAL REPORTS, okay? Our own federal agents in Iraq are saying this is not working - can you understand that?

Besides -- I don't know why you think you can excuse this bloody war built on lies by saying someone's school got a new coat of shalack anyway.

Innocent people have died by the hundreds in a war that never had to happen and you are grasping at straws to justify it all away like those lives don't mean anything next to the work the people you 'know' are doing. That is so much hypocritical crap I don't know how you can to say it.
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stilgar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
Dear GOD , If you use Michael Moore as a refrence to what you are saying, you better get it right, that boy can't even get the facts right they made amovie about him in the US because of it........ in other words he lies.
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turbinedivinity Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Why can't conservatives spell?
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stilgar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
I am not a conservative
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turbinedivinity Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
You're right, you're more of a Bush sycophant.


Why can't Bush sycophants spell?
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stilgar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
I am not a conservative
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stilgar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
I am not a conservative
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006  Professional General Artist
I source out well over 20 newspapers for information every day, Michael Moore is not a part of that. Whatever his level of accurate reporting might be - he is not credible. The man who supposedly made a movie about Michael Moore is not credible either. Neither matter.

You really can't discredit what I've said or what I base my opinion on by living under this delusion that my opinions and ideals come from one man. So get off this 'blame Michael Moore for every liberal' kick; it's really narrow minded.

.............

Oh, and I thought you'd like to know: going around acting like the media guard for the right-wing while carrying the name 'Stilgar', is really funny to me. Had you actually taken the time to READ the chronicles of Dune by author Frank Herbert -- you'd know the heros of that story were based more on Arab and Islamic radicals than anything else. You're a walking contradiction.
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stilgar Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
Lol Get it? BOLD?
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stilgar Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
I <BOLD> WAS </BOLD> Narrow minded till I investigate what I THOUGHT I knew....... found I was a collegiate sheep. Like you are now.
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turbinedivinity Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I hope you didn't major in English.


Maybe you actually mean junior college?
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
That the best you got?

I've laid out several points, and rather then debate them, you call me names?

You've got no real defense for what you believe, you don't even have an excuse.

...and you certainly have no reason to be on my gallery anymore with this crap you're peddling.

If you've got anything else to say - send it to my e-mail.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006  Professional General Artist
I tell you what...
Go over to your neighbor's house - kill whoever is there - then repaint the rooms to hide the blood and fix the leaks in the house's pipes...
When you are caught after, I doubt the police will thank you for all the wonderful 'reconstruction' you've done.

You need a perspective that is larger than the story coming from the few people you claim to know: The US is NOT funding anymore reconstruction. More than half of the billions spent that was supposed to be used for reconstruction went to pay for security against the insurgents, several US officials have embezzled millions of that money, and even the latest reports say it's worse than that: Iraq's basic services are rated worse now than before war began -- [link]

And this is not me saying this, this is not the media either really - this is from FEDERAL REPORTS, okay? Our own federal agents in Iraq are saying this is not working - can you understand that?

Besides -- I don't know why you think you can excuse this bloody war built on lies by saying someone's school got a new coat of shalack anyway.

Innocent people have died by the hundreds in a war that never had to happen and you are grasping at straws to justify it all away like those lives don't mean anything next to the work the people you 'know' are doing. That is so much hypocritical crap I don't know how you can to say it.
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Raven-Gazer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
Great concept.
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tragicXoverdose Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005
I need to use this.
It's very awesome.

Would you mind?
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005  Professional General Artist
All yours. Have fun.
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n0deal Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't it interesting how they've done everything in their power to rewrite the reasons for war? It's a shame someone hasn't pushed Bush out of air force one yet. He'd make a lovely lawn dart.
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vedasisme Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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RomeoC Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005   Traditional Artist
Hehehe
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austinslide Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
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Is all that true? We don't get told hardly anything about the war in England.. I still don't understand why Tony Blair supports the war, when so English many people hate americans(no offence to you guys, but its true, and mainly 'cus of Bush). Oh! And may I please use the image as well?
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004  Professional General Artist
I'm oversimplifying the issue - but it is pretty much true...

The oil fields were "saved" while the weapons were left to be looted by whoever:
[link]
[link]

As of right now, there is little information left around since the story is "old". Frankly, there is so much wrong in Iraq that it's hard to follow. But here is a daily round-up:
[link]

It's mind numbing...

As for the image itself - feel free to use it however you like so long as you don't alter it. Enjoy!
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ShadowSaber Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:LOL: Now thats Funny :D
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:iconantediluvian-deviant:
simple and potent
i might just go the stencil option as well if thats ok with you
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004  Professional General Artist
That's perfectly fine. Have a blast with it. Let me know if you want a larger file.
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cheers mister
yeah the size is fine i'll just enlarge it by hand when i cut it
;)
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nessaneko Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004   Digital Artist
May I use this as a stencil around my city? I won't take credit for the art, but it's so freaking awesome...
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2004  Professional General Artist
It's all yours. Feel free to use it. I don't need credit for it either. Just make sure you don't get yourself in trouble with it.
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scythekitten Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004   Writer
Scream it loud and proud you're a smart man!
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garounoir Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004
i'm going to wear all black and a veil if he gets elected ("again") ....
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Mishap Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004
Very cool. :B
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xazy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Couldn't you argue that they moved the weapons out, not when Bush was "securing the oil fields", but while we were piddling around with the UN?

That being said, I think that ANY political figure's head on the top of a bomb looks pretty damn amusing.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004  Professional General Artist
Nope.

The explosives were there as the invasion commenced, after the invasion was over, probably were looted as the forces (too few in number) set up bases, and were known to be gone six months before anyone in the Bush administration admitted a damn thing to the public. The UN reports, the IAEA, and several other watchdog agencies warned the Bush administration that this could happen, they warned them AS it was happening, and they raised a stink once it was over and done with. We even have video tape evidence from embedded reporters who saw the explosives before they went missing.

...frankly, this is only the most recent evidence of Bush administration screw jobs in Iraq. We still have no WMDs, a prison abuse scandal, Iraqi POWs being shipped to countries that use torture methods, Halliburton investigations, US troop supply shortages, a massive insurgency, a growing terrorist population, back door drafts...

I could go on...
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raeyza Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004
Well said.
VERY Very well said. :hug:
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RyokuKitsune Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ive said the same thing to myself, I support the troops over there but not the administrative office comanding them. Bush defenatly played on his motives when he invaded and it really wasnt to defend the americain public from weapons. But as a whole its hard for the public to accept that we have been mislead on the subject. Considering what our forces are going threw some people find it hard to defend the notion that we weren't there for other reasons simply because bush outright denys it. Justice is blind but in some ways so is the public, sadam may have earned his prison cell but we really should have watched all the doors since we wheren't the ones holding the keys. since all of the cashes weren't/aren't guarded we dont know exactly whats waiting for us on the other side of the next door our nation opens in that side of the world.

god be with our troops, wich ever god that may be...
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