Signs of progress, and the warhawk tag-team
What a mess, readers:
The latest massacre of Iraqi children came as 21 Shia market workers were ambushed, bound and shot dead north of the capital. The victims came from the Baghdad market visited the previous day by John McCain, the US presidential candidate, who said that an American security plan in the capital was starting to show signs of progress.
I think Gordo, of Appletree and The Liberal Avenger, is onto something here:
Some analysts will probably say that McCain backtracked because he felt bad about the 21 market workers who became targets as a result of his photo-op. I have a different theory. I think that the war’s defenders are now playing tag-team when they talk about the war.
It works like this: one warhawk will say something completely untrue about the war in Iraq. But he won’t have to stay in the firing line for long; he can immediately retract his statement, because another warhawk will step in and make the same claim again in a couple of days.
First, Baghdad was comparable to Philadelphia.
Next, Baghdad was less dangerous than Washington, DC.
Now, Baghdad is like Indiana in the summertime.
Tag! Who’s “it” next?
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April 7th, 2007 @ 16:34
That whole situation in Iraq is a terrible mess and it’s we who created it.
I am surprised that McCain is being so candid so soon in his change of perception of what’s going on there.
We need to leave and leave yesterday. Iran, Saudi Arabia and Syria and whoever else need to straighten out our mess.
Gordo’s picture with McCain and blood on his hands pretty much says it all for his little trip to the market.
Nice post, Mr. Filius.
April 8th, 2007 @ 12:42
I love Gordos insight! He has this knack for seeing through the BS and hitting the nail on the head.
Yes Stram, that pic was perfect. I’ll almost bet it wasn’t photo shopped. ;o)
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