Seen at Mark Kleiman's blog.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
We don't ever have to relinquish Zarqawi as our bogeyman. As long as we have him, we can kill his "aides" and get about the same mileage.
Hmmmmm....didn't see that reported by American news. Damned French press.
The good thing about blogging is somebody will sometimes do your work for you. Bob sends the following:
Friday, October 22, 2004
Where Zarqawi was hiding out, I suppose.
Collective punishment. We will permanently cripple that town or raze it.
Judging by what has been happening, "ratchet up" for Falluja must mean annihilation. And for every ratcheting up, more rebellion is guaranteed. What once were pacific cities are lining up in the "rebellion-stoked" category. "Ratcheting up" leads in one direction only.
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Monday, October 18, 2004
Puppet Tough GuyAllawi last week threatened to crush Falluja (which the Americans are already doing) if the city does not cooperate by "turning over" terrorists, something the people of the city have no ability to do. And now suddenly he says he's going to provide $2 million in aid to the ravaged city. Your guess is as good as mine, but I'd say this man is even less stable than Saddam Hussein.
Oh, wow. We never thought of that.
Ah. The reason Allawi has flip-flopped to an offer of aid money. I would trust that puppet asshole as much as I trust Bush. And I'm sure that al-Jumaili is at least that smart.
US civilian and political representatives are negotiating the deals. Sovereign, eh? What a joke. Because you'll believe anything.
...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Resumed. As if they had stopped. On Sunday they bombed a wedding party.
Precision air strikes aren't quite what they're cracked up to be.
Remember when we were actually hunting for Osama bin Laden in the Afghan desert? Remember the leaflets we dropped over the desert that said the bad guys couldn't get away from us, we are so tough, and our weapons are so awesome? That we have missiles that can target bad guys to such accuracy that we can aim them through windows? While watching the TV news report that incredible, ridiculous, juvenile tripe, my then 17-year-old son said, "Oh my God! They're in caves. They don't have windows." Well, yeah. That, too.
And now, we've thrown out all caution and sensibilities, and are going straight for their Iraqi hiding places - the mosques. That should improve things.
Yes, I imagine they were.
If it is Armageddon we are looking for, I'm sure I couldn't have done a better job of finding it myself.
Sunday, October 10, 2004
Saturday, October 2, 2004
Friday, October 1, 2004
Even if we have to flatten them, by God. There's no freedom in a vote when the alternative is a bomb. (By the way, they are no longer insurgents, but rather "anti-Iraqi forces".)
For those of us who choose to remain in denial, the official word is that we are wresting the city from terrorists who are holding it hostage.
...believe what you want...you will anyway.