Sunday, March 19, 2006

In which I propose a solution to the civil war over the civil war


It’s official: asymmetrical breasts are a bad thing.

In new fledgling beacon of light and liberty and freedom, Afghanistan, a man, Abdul Rahman, is being charged with converting to Christianity, which is a capital offense.

The AP (and Nedra Pickler, no less) points out that in Bush’s statement on the 3rd anniversary of the war in Iraq, he never used the word “war.” Evidently what the soldiers are doing over there is “implementing a strategy” and “liberating Iraq.” And he certainly didn’t mention civil war.

But Iyad “Comical” Allawi, the former puppet prime minister, did. Now, I don’t really care that Allawi says that Iraq is in a civil war, and neither should you. Don’t fall into the trap of quoting self-aggrandizing liars just because they have for once said something that happens to be true. Even for liars, the truth sometimes coincides with their self-interest.

Actually, the whole “civil war” thing is beginning to bore me a little. Why don’t we settle on a compromise term we can all live with? I nominate “crapfest.”

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