Friday, August 24, 2007

The Iraq Farce

From The Telegraph:
Brig Gen John Bednarek, who commands forces in Diyala province, told CNN that "democratic institutions are not necessarily the way ahead in the long-term future".
So, just to recap, there were no WMDs and now senior members of the US military are talking about a future for Iraq without democracy.

No WMDs and no Democracy. And bitter sectarian violence. Sounds a lot like life under Saddam.

Just remind me: why, precisely, are we fighting this war?


Mark Wadsworth said...

You missed off the label "Fuckwits".

Anonymous said...

We're fighting this war because terrorists want to kill us and it's better for us if we kill them before they get the chance.

Simple enough for you?

Now, here's the big one:

Which side do YOU want to win?

Neal Asher said...

The ones trying to kill us, in Britain, were British, Oliver. And the ones who took flying lessons but no landing lessons were Saudis.

chris said...

Terrorism, like by the British born and Afghan trained 7/7 bombers, or the saudi born and Afghan trained 9/11 aviators. Or Bin Laden (the Saudi that financed said loons) who is most probably somewhere on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Had we finished what we started there and got Bin Laden we would have achieved a much greater blow to Islamic terrorism than getting rid of the Iraqi regime (if Saddam's encounter with the hangman can only be faulted in itself for being too quick and merciful).

Machiavelli's Understudy said...

Ladies and gents, boys, girls, priests and transexuals... I think we've got ourselves a fully-fledged member of Cornerstone joining us! YAAAAY!

Wrinkled Weasel said...

According to Al Jazeera, of all sources, there are so many persecuted Christian Iraqis flooding into Europe, even the Swedes are complaining.

Olviver McCarthy looks to be about twelve years old, but with a rendition of the issues so glib as the one he does, I may revise that down.

The Nameless One said...

It must be comforting to live in Oliver McCarthy's world - where everything is black and white, and there are no grey areas - no areas of complexity at all. Unfortunately, since life is not a John Wayne movie, he is talking total shite.

I would list the myriad ways in which McCarthy's logic is not so much wrong as totally fucking retarded, but I can't be bothered right now. Instead I will summarise my points and the observations of the other commenters on this post with five words:

He is a fucking meathead.


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