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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:31 PM
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This War is Toast
This War is Toast
by Clay Evans

"Following the publication of appalling photos of U.S. military guards torturing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners, and Seymour Hersh's devastating revelation in The New Yorker that the military knew months ago that such abuse is systemic, U.S. media outlets are all abuzz over a "scandal."

A scandal?

To us comfortable Americans, these abominable acts are on the level of Bill Clinton's idiotic sexual dalliances and such go-nowhere nonsense as "Filegate." The ugliness at Abu Ghraib already has been dubbed "Torturegate" by some wags.

It'll blow over....

But try to put yourself in the mind of an average Iraqi. To him, our scandal is a sinister echo of the long, fearsome years under Saddam Hussein. It is sickening proof, to him, that American "values" include mockery of those different from us, a juvenile (and to Muslims, unholy) obsession with sexual hijinks, a deep lack of respect, and blind arrogance.

The Bush administration sold its war of choice by telling us we faced an imminent (yes, they used that word) threat of attack with weapons of mass destruction and a poisonous alliance between Saddam and Al-Qaida. That didn't pan out (though Iranian journalists have reported there are efforts underway to import "evidence" of WMD; stay tuned)."

More...

http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0506-11.htm
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aljones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:37 PM
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1. Nice Post!!
smile ally
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:38 PM
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2. would that it were. . .
that all wars created nothing more than burnt toast. . .n/t
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:38 PM
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3. Well the repugs in Congress and Wolfowitz do not agree with
you. We are dumping 25B more, sending more troops, and Wolfowitz promised us a VERY LONG WAR.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:44 PM
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4. $25 billion more...
Now they want the Middle Class, The Working Poor to pay some more for this fiasco from Bushco. Some people are getting rich from this obscenity so they don't care about the death, maiming, torture and misery of anyone else.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:24 PM
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6. They are asking for the money now so they can get past the
election so they do not have to ask for more in Oct. They are so transparent...a real bunch of sylphs.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:09 PM
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5. "It will blow over"? I think those morons just cost US the war
That population is going to remember this.
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