Saturday, March 18, 2006

Brutality, fear and terror

Belarus: denim revolution? Denim?

A note to any readers I might have in Tennessee: although the 6th Circuit is allowing the state to issue “Choose Life” license plates without issuing any counterbalancing pro-choice plates, it would be wrong to keep a supply of pro-abortion bumper stickers at all times to slap on cars with those plates. Entirely wrong. Really quite wrong.

Cute AP piece on Bush’s war against the straw men.

Bush, in today’s radio address: “The security of our country is directly linked to the liberty of the Iraqi people”. This according to the new National Security Adviser, Rube Goldberg.

And the White House website provides a helpful “fact sheet” for the 3rd anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Did you know that “Life in Iraq under Saddam Hussein was marked by brutality, fear, and terror,” whereas now it is marked by terror, fear, and brutality?

Did you know that achieving a “lasting victory” in Iraq will make America “Stronger by demonstrating to our friends and enemies the reliability of U.S. power, the strength of our commitment to our friends, and the tenacity of resolve against our enemies”? So we’re fighting this war pour encourager les autres. Like when you go to prison and immediately pick a fight with the biggest MF you can find (this must be good advice, it’s in all the movies), to show you can’t be fucked with.

Did you know that “Immediately after the attack on the Golden Mosque of Samarra, the Iraqi people looked into the abyss and did not like what they saw”? Evidently, it was too abyssy.

Did you know that under Saddam Hussein, “Those out of favor were denied the simplest public services, with hunger and essential services used as weapons of tyranny,” whereas now, there are no functioning public services!


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