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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Iraq: Then and now

Then - As Atrios is fond of replaying, here's Little Tommy Friedman on the Charlie Rose show in 2003 explaining US policy in Iraq:
I think it [the invasion of Iraq] was unquestionably worth doing, Charlie.


We needed to go over there, basically, um, and um, uh, take out a very big state right in the heart of that world and burst that bubble, and there was only one way to do it.


What they needed to see was American boys and girls going house to house, from Basra to Baghdad, um and basically saying, "Which part of this sentence don't you understand?"

You don't think, you know, we care about our open society, you think this bubble fantasy, we're just gonna to let it grow?

Well, Suck. On. This.


That Charlie was what this war was about. We could've hit Saudi Arabia, it was part of that bubble. We coulda hit Pakistan. We hit Iraq because we could.

Now -
The incident was first reported by CNN, which broadcast a ceremony at which the top American commander in Baghdad apologized to tribal leaders in Radwaniyah.

"I come before you here seeking your forgiveness," Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond was quoted as saying by the network. "In the most humble manner I look in your eyes today and I say please forgive me and my soldiers."

The commander also read a letter of apology by the shooter, and another military official kissed a Quran and presented it to the tribal leaders, according to CNN.

2013, bitches!



  • Our officer kissed a Quran?

    I would like to ask every "conservative" "Republican" "Christian" this question: is this what you wanted to see happen? To see our service personnel kissing the ass of Islam?

    I didn't think so. But you assholes own this mistake, lock, stock and stinking barrel. Kinda makes Ayn Rand, John Locke and Ronald Reagan look irrelevant, doesn't it?

    Religious fundamentalism is wrong in a democratic republic, I don't care what flavor it comes in.

    *I think I know why our officer kissed a Quran. He wanted to save the lives of his men. What really happens in a war is something chickenhawks will never understand.

    They were supposed to greet us as liberators!

    100 years of this bullshit -- says John McCain.

    By Blogger Tony, at 8:35 PM  

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