Saturday, May 01, 2004
It's been a year since Bush declared, on the USS Abraham Lincoln with a gigantic "Mission Accomplished" sign hanging over it, the end of "major combat operations" in Iraq, and it looks like we're still fighting the fucking war. Well, when are we going to end this thing? When will the generals start to say, "Well, the only way to save a town [Fallujah] is to destroy it [or hand it over to the control of a former general under Saddam's regime]?" Oh, wait; I guess they already have. And then, of course, there is the news of the horrible incidents of Iraqi prisoners being abused by some US soldiers. Truly terrible. The most ironic thing of it all is that it happened (in November and December of 2003, by the way; the military must have kept it under wraps since then until now) in a prison in which a lot of the abuse and torture conducted by Saddam's regime took place, the Abu Ghaibri (I know I'm not spelling that right) prison. This certainly isn't as bad as the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, and ... oh, shit, I'm told that I am not allowed to compare Iraq to Vietnam. Sorry for that, ladies and gentlemen, I erred grossly and for that I humbly apologize to the Blogger Corporation. Anyhow, I am still waiting for a legitimate response to that letter I sent to Mr. Krauthammer, aside from that message I got automatically. You know, the ones that go, Thank you for your comments. Of course, Mr. Krauthammer cannot personally answer each email he receives due to the volume of these emails, you can be rest assured that they will be read by his team ... and so forth. I gotta go.