Saturday, March 04, 2006

Vote -- or the terrorists win

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The US military policy in Iraq, as many of us predicted, will involve decreased exposure of American troops to danger and a lot more aerial bombardment. The AP reports that 4 AC-130 gunships are being sent to Iraq.

Echidne of the Snakes has the transcript of that asshole South Dakota state legislator who appeared on McNeil-Lehrer yesterday saying that the ban on abortions even in cases of rape wouldn’t be applied against good Christian girls saving themselves for marriage. So that’s ok then.

Zeynap notes that the US refused entry visas to two Iraqi women whose husbands and children (three each) had been killed by American troops, and who had been planning a speaking tour, on the ostensible grounds that they didn’t have enough connections to Iraq, like say husbands and children, to ensure that they would return home.

That reminds me of my favorite Catch-22: during World War II, the US didn’t just intern people of Japanese ancestry residing in America, it pressured South American countries to hand their Japanese populations over to us as well. When Congress apologized and voted compensation to the internees decades later, they excluded those from South America because they were... wait for it... illegal aliens.

And here’s a bonus picture of Bush playing cricket.

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