Sunday, June 19, 2005

Isn't turning Iraq into a terrorist battlefield

just a teeny bit inconsistent with our stated goal of liberating Iraqis?

From Bush's radio address yesterday: "Our troops are fighting these terrorists in Iraq so you will not have to face them here at home."

Huh. I thought we were fighting mostly Iraqi insurgents, who had no history of attacking the United States prior to our invading Iraq, but whatever. To the extent we're fighting foreign terrorists over there, isn't that because we failed to secure the borders? So was that failure part of that "flypaper" strategy some conservatives kept touting? And if so, how is that consistent with liberating the Iraqi people?

"Hi, we're America and we're here to liberate you, but first you'll have to deal with many many many months of explosions and shootings because we need to use your country as a terrorist shooting gallery. Surely y'all won't mind. Just stay in your houses. Especially you ladies. And DO try to cooperate when we raid your houses. Oh, and about the electricity - we'll try to have that back on in a couple of years, 'K?"


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