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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:46 AM
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US General Channels Golda Meir in analyzing Iraq
"Shiite and Sunni are going to have to love their children more than they hate each other," Pace said, before the tensions can be overcome.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060803/ap_on_go_co/us_iraq ;_ylt=AoRb4XZD_L3bWGhxrJ9RRrKs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2Z2szazkxBHNlYwN0bQ--

The article itself is disturbing, depressing, and, sadly, not surprising.

WASHINGTON - Two of the Pentagon's most senior generals conceded to Congress on Thursday that the surge in sectarian violence in Baghdad in recent weeks means Iraq may descend into civil war.

"Iraq could move toward civil war" if the violence is not contained, Gen. John Abizaid, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

"I believe that the sectarian violence is probably as bad as I have seen it," he said, adding that the top priority in Iraq is to secure the capital, where factional violence has surged in recent weeks despite efforts by the new Iraqi government to stop the fighting.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:48 AM
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1. there's that bigoted Golda Meir quote again. it never ceases to
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 11:49 AM by jonnyblitz
amaze me how you guys keep posting that obnoxious quote and how none of you have a CLUE how offensive it is to arabs! :eyes:

granted it's not here saying it but still...
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:07 PM
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4. not sure what you mean by "you guys"
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 12:10 PM by oberliner
I just thought it was interesting to see that phrased used (unattributed) by a US General in the context of the Sunni-Shiite violence. I wonder if he was aware of the Golda Meir quote and used it for that reason or if it was just something he came up with on his own.

For the record, I have not posted that quote before ever. I can certainly see why people would find it offensive in the original context. Makes it even more intriguing to see it used here. Like when Bush used the word "crusade", oblivious to the implications.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:50 AM
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2. I saw that.
Absolutely disgusting.

And where'd this Golda Meir quote come from suddenly? Every freeper's quoting it.

Must be Limbaugh or something.
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GAPeace Donating Member (314 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:50 AM
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3. "Blame the victims"
That's what this is. During every war our country insults the enemy's culture as barbaric. It's not the culture so much as the circumstance. They're in a country with shattered infrastructure occupying armies and unleashed militants.


It's human nature what's happening. Damn racists don't understand that.
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