Comments: Nothing Stupid And Cruel New Under The Sun

I would say the guy shooting back is registering a complaint with EVERY bullet.

Posted by Mike Meyer at February 20, 2009 08:35 PM

I remember when you would get yelled at for even comparing Fallujah to Grozny, so it's good to see war-spruikers have got comfortable enough with themselves to go that extra mile, analogy-wise.

Posted by RobWeaver at February 20, 2009 09:48 PM

I remember Michael Enright on CBC's As it Happens complaining (bitching?) about Bosnian "bitching" about UN protection the week before Srbrenica. He felt they were very ungrateful. Torked him off no end.

Posted by empty at February 21, 2009 12:15 AM

the Iraqis don’t on the whole say “darn it, you shouldn’t have blown up all of our houses.” They sort of accept that.

Is he a dumb fuck or diabolic villain, that what I want to know.

Posted by abb1 at February 21, 2009 04:47 AM

like lightbulb and socket, like outlet and plug,
they don't mind dying, we don't notice they're dead.

Posted by hapa at February 21, 2009 05:20 AM

This is so typical-who is he expecting to have done the bitching? The Fallujah upper middle class?

Fallujah was great-wasn't it the case that some American mercenaries were killed and their corpses mutilated, so the city was destroyed out of pure spite?

Posted by Seth at February 21, 2009 09:10 AM

Huh--so Ramadi was hit just as hard by Americans as Fallujah? I know the Lancet team said, in discussing the Fallujah outlier in their first paper, that there were other Iraqi towns and neighborhoods like Fallujah (that is, areas totally demolished by American firepower) but it's interesting to see partial confirmation of this by a neo-con.

Posted by Donald Johnson at February 21, 2009 09:52 AM

It's nice to see that life has a certain symmetry to it. Here you have people who are just begging to be killed, and by some quirk of fate, they always meet up with those lovers-of-life who are more than happy to oblige their peculiarities.

Posted by Happy Jack at February 21, 2009 03:08 PM

kind of hard to bitch when you're dead.

Posted by karen marie at February 23, 2009 04:29 PM