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Thursday, August 17, 2006

"Birth pangs"

The number of people killed in the 9-11-01 attacks: 2,973. (cite)

And that moment begat this:

The number of Iraqi civilians killed in July, the deadliest month in that country since the war began over three years ago, according to an Iraqi health official: 3,438. (cite)

"We're winning hearts and minds. These are the birth pangs of a new Middle East. Out of crisis comes opportunity. We must stay the course."

Just keep saying those things over and over again, like a mantra.

"We're winning hearts and minds. These are the birth pangs of a new Middle East. Out of crisis comes opportunity. We must stay the course."

Say it enough, and you might even believe it.

"We're winning hearts and minds. These are the birth pangs of a new Middle East. Out of crisis comes opportunity. We must stay the course."

Don't worry about the bodies piling up or the smoke in the air from the explosions or the growing spectre of hostile nations against whom we are ever more unable to confront in an open war that our leaders so desperately want anyway.

"We're winning hearts and minds. These are the birth pangs of a new Middle East. Out of crisis comes opportunity. We must stay the course."

Don't worry about the whole new generation of terrorists which is also experiencing its birth pangs.

"We're winning hearts and minds. These are the birth pangs of a new Middle East. Out of crisis comes opportunity. We must stay the course."

Don't worry about any of that stuff. That's for wimps and appeasers and Leftie traitors. Because after all:

"We're winning hearts and minds. These are the birth pangs of a new Middle East. Out of crisis comes opportunity. We must stay the course."

I feel better already.

3 comments:

Jeff said...

If I hear, "Stay the course" one more time from someone sincere, I am going to puke.

Anonymous said...

Well said.

It's good to have a plan (and I'm not sure the powers that be ever had an adequately-detailed one), and it's good to stick with a plan as long as it is productive, helpful, and relevant to the current reality. It is also good to be loyal and trusting and to "stand by your [candidate or lover or friend or whomever]".

I can understand and respect why someone would have voted for Bush the first time, and even the second time to a lesser degree, but I'll never understand the stubbornness of those who still defend and believe in our current regime. Nothing has been planned well enough in advance, nor has anything gone according to any plan or schedule. Meanwhile, our leaders have been so obsessed (or perhaps "hyperfocused" since an attention-deficit disorder term seems equally appropriate) with Iraq (which was completely irrelevant to 9/11, for those who may have forgotten or were successfully brainwashed into believing that a connection between Saddam Hussen and Osama Bin Laden, or even a real and still-unrelated threat of WMD's, ever existed) that no other relevant plans have been made or followed through for the benefit of American citizens, particularly those in the Gulf Coast, in school, or who will eventually need to pay off this ridiculously unnecessary and worst deficit in the history of the world.

I'm tired of hearing about values. I want to see actions which demonstrate that the administration values American citizens' education, environmental safety, national security, and their LIVES.

mark72

Chuckie said...

You're not the only one. I'm sck and tired, too. Okay, everyone, wave one finger.