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June 01, 2007

And What Do Iraqis Think About This?

Now that the Bush administration is claiming their model for our presence in Iraq is South Korea, has anyone asked Iraqi politicians what they think about that? Sam Husseini did—three years ago.

Posted at June 1, 2007 11:02 AM | TrackBack

Yeah, that struck me a bit as something important, but I figured I'd get a chance to read about it when the mainstream media picked it up and wrote/televised/posted lots of big stories and discussions about Bush's modeling his Iraq policy on a decades-long massive military commitment. Then I woke up and remembered I wasn't a character in my own version of "The Man in the High Castle."

Though of course I'm probably dreaming that, too: that there's *any* universe where an ostensibly democratic government and ostensibly public-serving media hash out important policies on the public stage. (Or at least, Jon, when it does happen, said government and media don't immediately say, "well, we won't let THAT happen again! The public can't handle it!")

Woo, tired and depressed. Thanks, ATR!


Posted by: Stinky Flamingo at June 1, 2007 11:40 AM

Abb1, thanks for the link. That would be terrible if peace actually broke out in the world. There are 6,598,884,794 people in the world today and roughly 194 countries, if the information I found is correct, so that means roughly 194 national leaders are screwing things up for 6,598,884,794 people minus the 194 national leaders of course. It sure makes sense.

Posted by: rob payne at June 1, 2007 02:42 PM

With 126 dead GIs in May, what Iraqis think is crystal clear: no, NO to permanent occupation.

Posted by: ran at June 2, 2007 04:40 AM

Payne, what you just posted ran a chill up my spine.
Both stupifying and unsettling when you think about it.

Iraq of course has already made their statement. Too bad Da good ol' U.S.A. don't lissin' ta'doze.

More and more now, it's not hard to find genocide behind this occupation. Especially when you consider just how much this has actually backfired for Big Oil/Right Wing Politics in the long term.

BTW, who's supposed to be the Big Bad Referee that keeps the U.S., or anyone else for that matter, from committing said genocide?

Posted by: at June 2, 2007 05:28 PM

posted by at June: You and I ARE THE BIG BAD REFEREES. ( we seem to lie down on the job alot. asleep at the wheel, so to speak.)

Posted by: Mike Meyer at June 2, 2007 06:41 PM

Mike, you are right. We ARE more important than they are. We HAVE more power over our lives than they do. We just let the MSM and their hacks convince us otherwise far too often. BUT....

There's a problem though. The only realistic way to exert said power it to use organized, resourced force. I know, I know; It's not ideal, requires actual WORK (most "Americans" have become allergic in the past 30 yrs.) and could be easily interpreted as mob violence.

The problem I have with that however, is that, for the most part, the only people interpreting it that way would be the ones most deserving of the pinch anyhow.

Come to think of it I guess I don't relly see a problem having thought it through.

Posted by: at June 4, 2007 11:22 AM