Peace in our time, part 2

Remember, the insugency was invited by our muy, muy macho president to “bring ’em on.” And they’re bringing ’em on.

The U.S. military said Friday that six more American troops died in the recent surge of violence in
Iraq, bringing to 11 the number of U.S. troops slain on the same day.

Thousands of Shiites, meanwhile, rallied in Baghdad to protest the bloodshed and denounce what they said was American coddling of some Sunnis who support the insurgency in order to mollify them and bring them into a broad-based government.

In new violence Friday, a suicide car bomber struck a police patrol in Baghdad, killing one officer, Col. Noori Ashur said.

…A U.S. Marine and soldier died in Thursday’s attack by a suicide bomber who infiltrated a line of police recruits in Ramadi, killing at least 58 and wounding dozens. Two soldiers were also killed in the Baghdad area when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb, the military said Friday.

In addition, two U.S. Marines were killed by separate small arms attacks while conducting combat operations in Fallujah, the military said.

The military had previously announced the deaths of five soldiers hit by a roadside bomb south of Karbala. The attack came minutes before a second suicide bomber struck Shiite pilgrims in that city, killing 63.

Peace in our time. Freedom. Stability. Democracy. Who could ask for more? As Bush’s backdrop haughtily declared as he donned his orange codpiece, “Mission Accomplished.”

The Discussion: One Comment

The way I see it, we should count dead iraqi police as being America troops killed in action, after all, under international law, the US is responsible for maintaining law and order in Iraq, ergo, Iraq’s security forces are an extension of the US ocupation forces, thus they ARE American troops.

Even if you don’t see things the same way, you have to admit that this is more than a little reminisant of a cerain war in a certain south Asian country that America lost just over a generation ago.

Come on, sing with me

1 … 2 … 3 ….

The eastern world, it is explodin’.
Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’
You’re old enough to kill, but not for votin’
You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin’

But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction.

Don’t you understand what I’m tryin’ to say
Can’t you feel the fears I’m feelin’ today?
If the button is pushed, there’s no runnin’ away
There’ll be no one to save, with the world in a grave
Take a look around you boy
It’s bound to scare you boy

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction.

Yeah, my blood’s so mad feels like coagulatin’
I’m sitting here just contemplatin’
You can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation.
Handful of senators don’t pass legislation
And marches alone can’t bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin’
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin’

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction.

Think of all the hate there is in Red China
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
You may leave here for 4 days in space
But when you return, it’s the same old place
The poundin’ of the drum, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead, but don’t leave a trace
Hate your next-door neighbor, but don’t forget to say prayers

And tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
You don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction
Mm, no no, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction.

January 7, 2006 @ 8:48 am | Comment

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