Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I Raq and Roll

Wow, those insurgents are engaging in some mighty convincing last throes:


BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 10 - Armed men entered Baghdad's municipal building during a blinding dust storm on Monday, deposed the city's mayor and installed a member of Iraq's most powerful Shiite militia. In continuing violence, the United States military announced today that four American soldiers were killed on Tuesday and six others were wounded when insurgents attacked a patrol near Baiji in northern Iraq. Two Iraqi policemen and four civilians were killed in a suicide car bombing today in western Baghdad, the Interior Ministry said.

But, on the plus side, we're getting a parade!

Yes, the Pentagon is organizing a event on the 4th anniversary of 9/11. They are planning a "march" from the site of the crash of flight 77 to a Clint Black concert on the National Mall. The focus of the event will be to "honor our troops" in Iraq.

Yeah, I'm sure W's low poll numbers on support for the war have NOTHING to do with this. But isn't this a clever way for BushCo to once again attempt to equate the war in Iraq with 9/11?

Administration supporters insisted Rumsfeld was right to link Iraq and 9/11, and hold the rally. "We are at war," said Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.). "It's essential that we support our troops." He also said attacking Iraq was necessary after 9/11. "You do not defeat Al Qaeda until you stabilize the Middle East, and that's not possible as long as Saddam Hussein is in power."

Oh, that's why attacked Iraq? To stabilize the Middle East? Is someone keeping track of the list of reasons why we attacked Iraq, by the way?

This one must be the most depressing one yet, because, of course, we have done exactly the opposite of stabilizing the Middle East.

Kinda makes you nostalgic for the cold, empirical logic of the Domino Theory, don't it?


Anonymous said...

Can you believe that it's actually sponsored by Lockheed Martin? And - wait for it - Subway.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Seriously? Wow, I hope Jared will be there.