Friday, September 22, 2006


It is a black mark in world history and a black mark against the United States. Whatever may be said about Saddam, he was a great enough leader to keep three warring factions united into one country and to be strong for many years. No national leader in recent years has been executed, from the Shah to Khoumeini. Because of his accomplishments, controversial as they may, his life should have been spared ( a 70 year old man), albeit spending the rest of his life in prison.

And it is a black day and a black mark against America, arguably one of the greatest countries in the history of the world, that we should allow our government to send in an invading army, smash the local infrastructure, demolish the sitting government, and then, when the heat gets too much, turn and hi tail it saying we didn’t have any right to be there in the first place, after the damage has been done.

How would we feel? If another country invaded us and did comparable damage and then pulled out?

And about the 3,000 U.S. casualties. This is roughly one in 300,000 of the roughly 300,000,000 people in the U.S. That’s roughly one person out of a city the size of Bakersfield or Toledo, 10 people from a city the size of Los Angeles. Most cities have never lost a person to the Iraq war.

How do you think they feel?

All this and all we had to do to avoid all this is set up a couple of radio stations offshore (one in the Mediterranean and one in the Persian Gulf) and start blasting high voltage rock and roll to them 24-7. That would win the culture wars.


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