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March 19, 2008

Five Years Later

Sure, Operation Iraqi Freedom is a catastrophe, but Operation Rewrite History is a resounding success!

Five years ago today:

THE PRESIDENT: My fellow citizens, at this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger...

Our nation enters this conflict reluctantly — yet, our purpose is sure. The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder. We will meet that threat now, with our Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines, so that we do not have to meet it later with armies of fire fighters and police and doctors on the streets of our cities…


On this day in 2003, the United States began Operation Iraqi Freedom. As the campaign unfolded, tens and thousands of our troops poured across the Iraqi border to liberate the Iraqi people and remove a regime that threatened free nations...

The men and women who crossed into Iraq five years ago removed a tyrant, liberated a country, and rescued millions from unspeakable horrors.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at March 19, 2008 11:28 PM

and your point is?

One thing I find extrememly funny: when that loser jerf-off Kerry was getting pounded by the Swift people, he delayed releasing his Navy records. Why? apparently because he was embarassed that W scored higher on the military IQ test than he did. JFK, Jr? I know from a good source that his LSAT was in the 10th percentile range. And Obama? I'd love for him to release his SAT and LSAT scores, and then let's have a discussion abour race and preferential treatment.

Posted by: xyz at March 20, 2008 08:11 AM

Yaaas. What this country needs is more of the very brightest and the penultimate best attending to public affairs. Why just look at what a sterling performance they've rendered after a mere 7 years on behalf of the national interest:

1. 1.033 (or is it now a revised 1.2) million innocent Iraqi civilian untimely deaths;
2. 4.3 thousand faithful US/UK coalition soldiers needlessly dead;
3. 30 thousand faithful US/UK coalition soldiers purposelessly maimed;
4. 500 thousand Iraqi women widowed;
5. 4 million Iraqis displaced from their homes, 2 million in exile, by US/UK instigated sectarian strife;
6. 4 million Iraqis needing emergency aid;
7. Sanitation, potable water, sewage treatment, public works, oil exports and physical infrastructure lagging prewar levels;
8. 9% more Iraqi children malnourished, 70% more Iraqis denied safe drinking water and 8-38% more Iraqis unemployed than under Saddam;
9. $3 trillion US opportunity costs lost;
10. US dollar new world reserve toilet paper;
11. American credibility, honor, legitimacy and, most importantly, military prowess disgraced, discredited, dishonored, deligitimized and, most importantly, disproved;
12. all, at American expense, to the benefit of China, Iran and Russia!

All for a bogus pack of lies about aluminum tubes, uranium, rtf model airplanes, non-existant pathogens & toxins, scary associations and screeching innuendo that experienced soldiers, seasoned diplomats, honorable scholars and sensible citizens intuitively recognized as pure, unadulterated horseshit and warned would lead to the nation's greatest strategic blunder and most catastrophic disaster with irreversible adverse consequences. Bring it on, indeed.

Well, here we are right where we were headed. The world's newest third world nation with a great view of the EU's passing ass, every day better than the next. All thanks to the stewardship of the brightest and best corporate errand boys America's universities could manufacture. Heck of a job, fellas.

Oh, by the way, someone from a sovereign wealth fund in Dubai called and said they'd like to rent your wife and daughters for the Easter weekend. Said they'll call back.

Posted by: Pvt. Keepout at March 20, 2008 10:07 AM

from the stilted way you write, and with stilted logic that accompanies, I am pretty sure you're military or ex-military. Look, your job is to to Iraq and get ass shot off if required for national interest. Get back to work.

Posted by: xyz at March 20, 2008 10:49 AM
Oh, by the way, someone from a sovereign wealth fund in Dubai called and said they'd like to rent your wife and daughters for the Easter weekend. Said they'll call back.

An indecent proposal? Depends if in Dollars or Euros.

But why should our women be exempt? They're functionally as capable as the third world workers, except for the accompanying 'tude.

@JS: Time marches on; one tries to find the advantages that present themselves as the situation changes. Let's recall the lies at the beginning of Kosovo intervention followed by the modified lies at the end of that intervention followed by the meddling in Macedonia (only to be interrupted by the untimely events of 9/11).

Doh! The geopolitical reshuffling of the Balkans was going so well up to that point.

Posted by: angryman@24:10 at March 20, 2008 11:12 AM

rescued millions from unspeakable horrors.

In order to deliver them into new, even more unspeakable horrors.

Posted by: SteveB at March 20, 2008 11:35 AM

Addendum 1:
Insert "Al-Qaeda," between of and China in item 12. Thank you.

Posted by: Pvt. Keepout at March 20, 2008 12:00 PM

Incontrovertible FACTS just get in the way of right thinking, eh, Comrade Stubby.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at March 20, 2008 01:53 PM