Saturday, May 13, 2006

It's just the same

OK, so weapons of mass destruction and al-Qaida ties were just cover stories (they amounted to nothing) for the invasion of Iraq after 9/11. But the real reason for the invasion -- regime change -- was still worth it, we were told.

Just think, if Saddam Hussein and his sons were still in power, Iraq's infrastructure would be a mess. The utilities and oil fields would be antiquated and operating way below need or capacity. The future for Iraqis would be terribly uncertain. Thousands would be randomly targeted for torture and murder every year. No one could feel safe on the streets, day or night. Iraq's neighbors would be afraid of invasions from powerful military forces in Iraq. The whole region would be less stable than it was five years ago.

What's that? All these things are happening anyway, right now, while we're there running things?

Oh, sorry. Never mind.

Copied from a letter sent to the Herald tribune: Source Here.


Blogger Federico Perazzoni said...


we make one civil protest.....

May 13, 2006 10:19 am  
Blogger Leisus said...

i like this blog it one of the best iv'e seen

May 13, 2006 2:45 pm  
Blogger Poffrono said...

Estimates vary but it’s fair to say that during Saddam Hussein’s reign (24 years) he was responsible for the deaths of at least 500,000 people. I did a little math and came up with a conservative estimate of 57 people murdered every day Saddam was in power. Just to be fair let’s allow for a liberal estimate on the liberal side and say that 40,000 Iraqi civilians have died due to US military intervention. The campaign has drawn on now for 1,000 days. Do a little math and find that averages about 40 people US intervention kills daily . Mathematics does not lie. US intervention saves at least 17 people every day. Poffrono

May 13, 2006 8:23 pm  
Blogger C said...

I think the only mess the US is concerned with is gas prices and how to get more oil to produce more gas.

May 13, 2006 10:31 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...


Thats the most wonderful and aburd logic I have heard in quite some time. I can only assume your being sarcastic ?

If you wish to take the 'liberal' estimate as to the number of deaths try 100,000 +

I am sure the Iraqi people are very grateful for your maths but we did not go there to replace a dictator with a civil war.

I suppose if your still convinced it was the right thing to do (or at least the right way to go about it) then you will keep the calculator out all night to find such logic.

Thanks for the laugh. Like I say I can only assume your being sarcastic.

I do hope so

May 13, 2006 10:49 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

what do they say about land wars in asia?


May 13, 2006 11:18 pm  
Blogger Leisus said...

can i put you on my links

May 14, 2006 9:54 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

Sure Help yourself Dr

May 14, 2006 7:05 pm  
Blogger Carrie Oakey said...

I bet it justs eats all you liberals up inside that this war is going so smoothly! We won the war and are bringing democracy to Iraq! Get over it!

May 14, 2006 7:41 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

LOL Carrie . what exactly is your definition of 'smoothly' ? and for that matter 'democracy' ?

May 14, 2006 7:54 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

Dear Steven Colbert act stealer,

You are in violation of comments rules 1 and 6. One more time and I don't care if _H_ responds to you or not. I will axe you. Waste someone else's time.

May 15, 2006 3:56 am  
Blogger R2K said...

And think, it all costs 250 million a day.

May 15, 2006 4:31 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet those 17 people are really happy.

May 15, 2006 9:31 am  
Blogger DJEB said...

Actually, "those 17 people" ignores the 160 per day that were choked off by U.S.-U.K. led sanctions.

May 16, 2006 12:44 am  

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