Mon 2 Jun, 2003 08:56 am
The following is from the New York Times (and please spare me any diatribes about the liberal slant of that paper, i've heard it all before, and the news is the news, they didn't make this up):
Link to the NY Times article
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of sacked Iraqi soldiers threatened Monday to launch suicide attacks against U.S. troops as leaders of the country's squabbling tribes told the Americans they could face war if they did not leave soon.
``The entire Iraqi people is a time bomb that will blow up in the Americans' face if they don't end their occupation. We refuse to deal with the occupation,'' tribal leader Riyadh al- Asadi told Reuters after meeting a senior U.S. official for talks on the future of Iraq after Saddam Hussein.
It is my take that this administration has sown the wind . . . your thoughts?
Right you are, mon ami. Though William Safire, as relentless as ever, weighs in today in the same newspaper on what a brilliant coup it has been.
Yesterday's NY Times Magazine had a great (and depressing) cover story on what's going on in Afghanistan. Let's say that things are back to normal, pre-Taliban. No real central gov't but some very powerful warlords. And poppy production is up, too!
Aw, come on, Boss, yer just tryin' to cheer me up, right?
Yeah, things are really looking up in that part of the world. Next stop, Iran!
D'artagn, here's a great poster for ya. . .
Suitable for framing, for sure. Thanks, Monger!
A victory ain't a victory 'til all the shots have been fired.
All the shots have not yet been fired in Iraq -- nor in Afganastan.
Dubya can still snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.