... what on god's green earth is this administration THINKING? Are they thinking? Why do they believe this is necessary? Why isn't the country's administrator stopping this?
Look at it this way: if people put pictures of Zsa Zsa Shrubya all over DC and Crawford, Texas, I daresay people would be understandably pissed off, whether they liked him or not. It's not merely a sign of disrespect to the person; most would interpret it, especially after a war and during a spectacularly unsuccessful occupation, as a sign of disrespect to the culture. It's not going to help, and it may well fire up even more dissidents.
Not that they seem to need help these days. The dissidents are doing a magnificent job of killing the innocents and bystanders. On the one hand, it most assuredly feeds discontent with the US occupation, but on the other hand, nobody's terribly happy with the dissidents, either. If, by some miracle, we depart any year soon, do they think that, having been killed and tortured and maimed by these idiots, the Iraqi people will welcome them into power with open arms? What do they think they're accomplishing?Posted by iain at August 19, 2003 04:49 PM