Friday, January 06, 2006

Iraqis Help in U.S. Troop Reduction! -- and Other Absurdities

by Jim Glover

Looks like Bush's plan for U.S. Troop Reduction in Iraq is working really well. The "insurgents" reduced us by eleven in just one recent day (Thursday) : http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060106/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq;_ylt=ArxTBRnIrVbbbthstxKcoWOs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2Z2szazkxBHNlYwN0bQ--

But we're bringing Democracy and human rights to the region. Except in the Northern third of Iraq that is controlled by the Kurds, where a journalist recently got THIRTY YEARS for criticizing the President:http://electroniciraq.net/news/2245.shtml

Finally, in case you missed it, Pat Robertson is an equal-opportunity lunatic. He said yesterday that Ariel Sharon, who had a massive stroke and may be near death, was being punished by God for being soft on the Palestinians. Sharon once supervised the cold-blooded execution of 2,000 unarmed Palestinian refugees (men, women, and children) in Lebanon [see http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/feb2002/sab-f22.shtml]. But that was way back in 1982. And as you know , with God it's always "What have you done for me lately?"

There's also the fact that Sharon is, I think, pushing 80, and elderly gentlemen have been known to have strokes. But who are we to argue with someone who talks to God?

Pat's story: http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/05/robertson.sharon/