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No, the ignorant fool is the man who suggests that 60% of the citizens of Iraq all think the same way, behave the same way, and believe in their religions equally and with identical interpretations. He is a man who assumes that, because you are a Shi’ite, you are not an individual, with your own mind, doubts, and soul. That is the most supreme of ignorance, and might I say, bigoted and racist too.
“A country polluted with war chemicals, littered with cluster bombs and the like that will, long after peace is declared, maim and damage the population.”
And how many would have died, had we done nothing? I put to you that, had the majority of the ordinances we used in Iraq indeed been “cluster bombs and the like,” we would still have killed fewer people than would have died at the hands of a Baathist firing squad in a single year, for what they thought and said.
“As I said: the French, the Germans, the Russians, many others warned in time. The neo-conservative Americans in their superiority mania were not willing to listen. They are going to pay the price.”
No, the French, the German, and the Russian governments wanted to protect their oil contracts and cover up their arms sales, as well as oppose a power that they do not understand, and therefore fear. It is a supreme irony to hear a European voice warning us of the price we will pay!p>Perhaps this is merely another example of the complete lack of understanding for history which is indicative to the modern drive for a united, pacifistic Europe. br> — Alexander Craghead br> Portland, OR /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?