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Friday, October 19, 2007

A Big Fat No

Big surprise. The sovereign Iraqi government is saying a big fat "NO" to permanent American military bases in Iraq, taking the unusual step of delivering the message directly to the highest office in the land, that of The Dick's.

Meanwhile America continues to build at least 4 super-huge military bases in Iraq with American taxpayers' dollars. I believe #3 once quoted a bar from Kansas to sum up the Bush administration's definition of permanent: "Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky." And American politicians, including Democrats like Harold Ford, Jr. and H. Clinton, continue to discuss Iraq as if it's one of our colonies. Kinda hard to believe they could do so without blushing, given that America's birthright was won by an insurgency to oust "occupiers" who, if we leave aside the question of native peoples, had more claim on America than we certainly do on Iraq.

Vae victis.


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