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Monday, October 30, 2006

The Real Story - Iraq

Just saw this short video on the Glenn Beck show on CNN Headline News. Despite all the bad things going on in Iraq - no one can deny that - isn't it strange that we hardly ever get to hear about the good things that happen over there?

Well actually it's not strange in the least. That much is obvious. That's why I thought it would be nice to present the other side to the Iraq war, the one most MSM outlets will not cover except for the rare "feel-good" story. Does it justify the sacrifices we've made? You be the judge. But if we let the majority of the MSM answer that question for us, then we're at least half-blind.

Oh, and the first commenter to mention the "p" word gets 30 lashes across the wrist.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess that's why we must stay the course in Iraq, huh?

oh wait, we've never been stay the course...

12:02 AM, October 31, 2006  
Blogger Robert said...


No, not necessarily. I guess you didn't catch the message I was trying to send here.

Let me ask you this, if you don't mind:

What would you do or like to be done regarding Iraq?

8:33 AM, October 31, 2006  
Anonymous Alex said...


I'm stumped... But 30 lashes, how Saudi of you.

11:46 AM, October 31, 2006  
Blogger Robert said...


None of the above. You're safe for now.

2:22 PM, October 31, 2006  
Blogger Alex said...


Getting warmer?

2:45 PM, October 31, 2006  
Blogger Robert said...


You're getting warmer with the last one you listed above.

C'mon, joo kahn doo eet! And don't worry, I won't cut off your hand or anything like that.

9:11 AM, November 01, 2006  
Blogger Alex said...

Mmmm, I though the second to last was closer. I'm stumped now.

Jokes aside, you are right, we almost never get to hear about good things happening in Iraq. Things are so polarized now, balance is hard to find.

10:05 AM, November 02, 2006  
Anonymous Rick said...

I got halfway through this POS clip that's supposed to make everyone feel good that our soldiers are dying for vaccinations, new schools and cell phones, before I couldn't take it anymore. Did you really listen to this thing? No, I mean, REALLY listen?

"After all, it's not easy to put a country of 25 million back together again after decades of war and neglect." So when we invaded Iraq, a sovereign nation, using bad intel, and bombed the shit out of it and killed tens of thousands of civilians, we were putting it back together. Yeah.

"33,000 businesses have started up since the end of the war..." The war is over? Mission accomplished all-the-f- over again, I guess.

I've tired of trying to figure out how warmongers think and rationalize their deeds. It's only on the most blatant of BS that I emerge to vent and remind them that U.S. soldiers are dying every day. It's something that many seem to forget about while pounding away at their keyboards in order to put a smiley face on this huge pile of fecal matter dropped by George W. Bush.

I'm really happy that Iraqis can now make cell phone calls, Robert. I'm overjoyed that Iraqi kids have freshly painted schools. But is it worth the lives and the money we've put into it and continue to invest at the rate of $1 billion a week? Are you kidding me?

And don't ask me what I would do. I've opposed this little adventure from the very beginning. You guys had the gumption to get us into it.

Now get us the hell out.


7:30 PM, November 02, 2006  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Yeah, can't be invading those sovereign nations! Things were going fine under Saddam -- nobody was being killed or tortured, nobody was corrupting the UN with tens of $billions in oil-for-food money, nobody was blocking UN nuclear- and chemical-disarmament inspections, nobody was supporting suicide terrorists, nobody was shooting at our planes or attempting to assassinate our president, nobody was harboring Abu Nidal or the guy who bombed the WTC in '93, and (of course) there were no WMD. Also, of course, there was no way to know a lot of what was going on in Iraq without invading. But that's OK! We should have known better! We should have defied the consensus of all major intelligence agencies (what do they know, anyway).

And of course no Iraqis will be killed in any massive bloodbath after we pull out, after they trusted us. Honor? What's that?

Yeah, let's pull the plug. Don't worry, Rick. Whatever happens won't be your fault. People said all the same stuff as you did, back in 1975, before we cut off South Vietnam. Of course there was a bloodbath there, but hey, it was all the warmongers' fault. Remember, the most important thing is to assign blame accurately. But that should be no problem, now that we have the Internet.

10:42 PM, November 02, 2006  
Anonymous Rick said...

Jonathan: I'll never convince you that Iraq wasn't a threat to the U.S. and you'll never convince me that American soldier lives are worth cell phones and new schools.

We'll have to just leave it at that.


5:39 PM, November 03, 2006  

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