Friday, September 29, 2006

Lott On Iraq: ‘Why Do Sunnis Kill Shiites? … They All Look The Same To Me’

President Bush barely mentioned the war in Iraq when he met with Republican senators behind closed doors in the Capitol Thursday morning and was not asked about the course of the war, Sen. Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, said.






"No, none of that," Lott told reporters after the session when asked if the Iraq war was discussed. "You're the only ones who obsess on that. We don't and the real people out in the real world don't for the most part."

Lott went on to say he has difficulty understanding the motivations behind the violence in Iraq.

"It's hard for Americans, all of us, including me, to understand what's wrong with these people," he said. "Why do they kill people of other religions because of religion? Why do they hate the Israeli's and despise their right to exist? Why do they hate each other? Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me."

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The answers to all those questions are simple ones Mr Lott. They are answers that you should have acquired long before the invasion of Iraq. I sincerely hope that expressing such a racist and uneducated comment will be noted by the American people. How can an American senator hold office whilst showing so little understanding of the complexities of the middle east.

Shocking.

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