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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:59 AM
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Riverbend: the year in review, or, you know your country is in trouble when...
http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/2006_12_01_riverbendb...

x-post from editorials. Mods; I ask your forebearance, new posts from Riverbend are GD-worthy.

End of Another Year...
You know your country is in trouble when:

1. The UN has to open a special branch just to keep track of the chaos and bloodshed, UNAMI.
2. Abovementioned branch cannot be run from your country.
3. The politicians who worked to put your country in this sorry state can no longer be found inside of, or anywhere near, its borders.
4. The only thing the US and Iran can agree about is the deteriorating state of your nation.
5. An 8-year war and 13-year blockade are looking like the country's 'Golden Years'.
6. Your country is purportedly 'selling' 2 million barrels of oil a day, but you are standing in line for 4 hours for black market gasoline for the generator.
7. For every 5 hours of no electricity, you get one hour of public electricity and then the government announces it's going to cut back on providing that hour.
8. Politicians who supported the war spend tv time debating whether it is 'sectarian bloodshed' or 'civil war'.
9. People consider themselves lucky if they can actually identify the corpse of the relative that's been missing for two weeks.


More at the link.

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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:00 AM
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1. dupe. the other post is just a little further down the "latest" page. (n/t)
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:04 AM
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2. I cross-posted to editorials.. is there another in GD?
If so and I missed it, I apologize.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:16 AM
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3. Here's the nut, the meaty core of the piece -
"My only conclusion is that the Americans want to withdraw from Iraq, but would like to leave behind a full-fledged civil war because it wouldn't look good if they withdraw and things actually begin to improve, would it?"

I'm glad to see something from her - I've been checking regularly, just yesterday, even, and after two months of hearing nothing was beginning to worry something dreadful might have happened. Not to say there is nothing dreadful happening, anyway.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:17 AM
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4. Thank You..it's been a while...
it's such a relief when she posts.
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:20 AM
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5. Yeah, whatever happened to Chalabi????
That piece of shit was all over Iraq when it looked like he could get rich. Then, suddenly, he disappeared.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:26 AM
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6. When we found out he was an Iran spy, he created a lower profile.
We overturned the government of Iraq on the say-so of an Iranian spy.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1224916,00....

Cool, huh?
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:10 PM
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7. Shameless kick for Riverbend.
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