Wednesday, September 12, 2007

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no foolin’ around
  • David Byrne lyrics for Mr Bush’s minders and General Petræus: the devil with conditional ‘troop cuts’. Cary Grant in Father Goose: ‘ALL of them, Frank!’ Home. Now.
  • The real Vietnam parallel continues: more promises of Iraqisation (haven’t you lot declared Iraq independent a couple of times? ...down the memory hole like ‘bin Laden dead or alive’ and ‘mission accomplished’), Iran = Cambodia and more cynical chicanery as more Americans, Britons and most of all Iraqis are hurt or killed for no good reason.
  • The Muslim revival there, with Iraqi Catholics — including members of the oldest rite still in use — now fleeing their country for their lives: blowback and ‘collateral damage’. (And civil war. Shi’ite? Sunni? ‘Y’all look alike anyway.’)
  • From Col. Andrew Bacevich Snr and Cindy Sheehan to Senator Jim Webb and the Revd Susan Russell:
    ...maybe I’m just the mother of a kid in Iraq praying without ceasing for regime change at home.
    The truth is clear.

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