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February 28, 2006

Dark Days Indeed, GWOT Edition

Well, as Wretchard notes, despite unrelenting encouragement from experts like Joe Biden, the insurgency has once again failed to incite civil war in Iraq. Apparently even Moqtada al-Sadr is now disassociating himself from the violence:

Sadr's about-face suggests he wants to distance himself from a failed enterprise. He is not, definitely not the kind of guy to go down with the Titanic after letting the women and children into the lifeboats. This suggests the civil war crisis has been beaten down for now. However, if those uniforms are new and Sad'r and the al-Qaeda (mentioned elsewhere in Healing Iraq's post) were practically ready to exploit the civil unrest from the start, then one might speculate whether the Golden Mosque attack was not part of a larger plot to spark up a civil war in Iraq.

If the half-vast editorial staff were looking around for suspects, we'd start on Capitol Hill. Now that it's all over but the shouting, there is time to mourn the real victims of this horrific chapter in Iraq's history. Who will chronicle the real story of these dark days? And what will the lede be?

I can see it now:

Civil War Averted: NY Times Hardest Hit

But don't worry. There is always more dirt on our brave, murdering troops to be discovered by the crusading media. Apparently new and even more gruesome allegations have surfaced that US troops have been covering up the sadistic torture of innocent Arab children. This is a story I did not want to have to tell, but if we do not police our own, then we forfeit the right to hold up our heads among the free and democratic nations of the world.

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Disgusting....

Where is the aptly-named Dick Durbin on this one?

Posted by Cassandra at February 28, 2006 08:50 AM

Comments

Isn't making soldiers play soccer outlawed by the Geneva Convention?

Posted by: spd rdr [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 28, 2006 11:46 AM

Naw, you're thinking of golf Speed! :-o

Posted by: JarheadDad [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 28, 2006 01:00 PM

Keep cranking it up mr rdr.

Where in the name of all that's holy did all the beer in my refridgerator disappear to?

Posted by: Cassandra [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 28, 2006 05:50 PM

Talk about your torture. I demand Human Rights inspectors.

This is inhuman.

Posted by: Cassandra [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 28, 2006 05:51 PM

Quagmire!!!!!!

What? Quagmire only means a difficult situation, and real Americans have a "can do!" attitude? Has someone alerted the Moonbats?

Posted by: William Teach [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 28, 2006 07:35 PM

The Moonbats stole the beer, Cass.

Posted by: Crckt [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 1, 2006 10:32 AM

> Isn't making soldiers play soccer outlawed by the Geneva Convention?

No, but it should be, as should all other scoreless games ending in ties broken by idiotic things like penalty kicks. Geez. You want to make an interesting game, get rid of the goalie and make the nets a bit smaller....

Of course, then it's really basketball *with feet*.

> real Americans have a "can do!" attitude? Has someone alerted the Moonbats?

Why? They aren't Americans...

> Where in the name of all that's holy did all the beer in my refridgerator disappear to?
> The Moonbats stole the beer, Cass.

Nah, actually, it was stolen by Islamic militants in unison with a cadre of insurgent Mormons. They just couldn't resist temptation...

Posted by: OBloodyHell [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 2, 2006 12:32 PM

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