April 12th, 2003

Loon

here's something ...

Ah, here I thought I was going to make it through the day without posting anything ... then I saw this juicy tidbit:

"... the war has been great for the local bumper sticker industry, most of them in the genre of NO WAR IN IRAQ, now somewhat dated, and NO BLOOD FOR OIL. This more classic piece of ignorance reflects the belief that whenever something bad happens, anywhere in the world, a nefarious American corporation must be behind it, perhaps in league with the CIA."

This comes from a look at the "anti-war" protesters from the Pacific Research Institute ... War and Peace


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Loon

OK, here's another ...

I'm always amazed when I see something good coming from a New York Times writer (albiet on another publication's site) ... this is a very hopeful piece by William Safire ... Freedom's jubilant victory ...

" ... how can any population of Arabs be entrusted with democracy? ... The answer to that is the experiment on which Iraq is now embarked. Iraqis start with the advantages of being literate and extravagantly oil-rich, and most aren't fundamentalists."


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Loon

OOOH ... great quote!

"But never fear; the French are not about to desert us in our hour of victory. Once enough American and British and Australian blood has been spilt, our French friends will be willing to share the spoils. That's a comfort."

From Notes on a war



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Yeeeee-Hah!

From ... The job's not finished

"It's important we don't call it quits in the region 12 years later until the job is finished.
What is the job?
The job should be destroying the terrorist infrastructure in the Middle East.
That means toppling regimes in Syria and Iraq – by any means necessary."



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