Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Iraq war news

Lot’s of Damage, but Precious Little Control: British think-tank Chatham House's report on the realities in Iraq [PDF] "is stark and sobering in its assessment and it delivers a stinging indictment of the folly of the Iraq misadventure, stupidly launched on lies by mendacious, warmongering, agenda-driven idiots."

Or, in more colorful language, "F@#%! The f@#%ing f@#%er's f@#%ed!"


  1. Wasn't destabilization of the region the main reason Bush Sr. didn't proceed to Baghdad at the end of the Gulf War? I think he knew that an on the ground U.S. military intervention in a country composed of three extremely contentious factions, barely held together through dictatorial brutality, was folly. Yet here we are smack in the middle of the 21st century version of the Eastern Question, and Ron Paul (since he's a long shot) the only presidential candidate willing to even hint at an honest answer to that question.

    Speaking of Republican presidential candidates, and I know there are more to come (an actor/former senator, and a guy whose eye is apparently on the list of ingredients for a witches' potion, to name two possibilities), but who in the present field do you think will end up the front runner? I think it'll either be the guy who says the Iraq war is somehow about retribution for damage done to his city (never about a certain commodity!); or the one who follows the teachings of a prophet who not only talked through his hat (literally), but read a strange and unverified version of "American history" through it as well.

  2. Personally, I think Bush pere had such a mind-blowing orgasm when we slaughtered thousands of retreating Iraqi soldiers that he fell asleep before he could order an invasion.

    I have not the slightest clue who the GOP will feed to Barack Rodham Edwards in the general. What I do know is that we will still be at war in the Middle East, probably in Iran as well, when s/he runs for re-election.


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