Moral Contradictions

Saturday, October 21, 2006

A snapshot of all that has gone wrong in Iraq

We all know things have gone wrong in Iraq, but with the number of soldier's deaths increasing and God knows how many Iraqis' killed, Bill Maher has some advice for the 'think-tanks' that painted such a rosy picture to convince America that this war was necessary. Take it or leave it, but I had a hard time disputing his rationale.

Via Crooks and Liars:

And finally, new rule in two parts: (A) You can't call yourself a think tank if all your ideas are stupid; and (B) If you're someone from one of these think tanks that dreamed up the Iraq War and who predicted that we'd be greeted as liberators, and that we wouldn't need a lot of troops, and that Iraqi oil would pay for the war, that the WMD's would be found, that the looting wasn't problematic, that the mission was accomplished, that the insurgency was in its last throes, that things would get better after the people voted, after the government was formed, after we got Saddam, after we got his kids, after we got Zarqawi, and that whole bloody mess wouldn't turn into a civil war, you have to stop making predictions.

3 Comments:

  • This American election on 7 November is a tripartite referendum on Bush's un-provoked, unnecessary, largely unilateral invasion and unplanned occupation of Iraq (UULUIUOI).

    Candidates can't be equally as candid as I can when I say if Iraqis want to have their uncivil free-for-all, let's freaking get out of their frigging way!

    By Blogger Vigilante, at Sunday, October 22, 2006 2:34:00 PM  

  • Nathan,

    Please do me a favor. Don't wait till you're 59 to finish school. Your writing is a breath of VERY fresh air in Virginia's blog-o-sphere. The sooner you finish school, the sooner you'll have more time to write.

    Your commitment to ideas, thought, and logic is much needed. No unfounded allegations, just Nathan making me very happy to be reading his blog.


    b

    By Blogger bruce roemmelt, at Monday, October 23, 2006 9:12:00 PM  

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