What a fine Christmas present for America.
As of December 25, 2006, the number of US troops killed in Iraq has passed the number of persons killed in the attacks of 11 September 2001.
And so this is Christmas
and what have you done?
Another year over
and a new one just begun.
What’s been accomplished since the Textard declared his war on terror? Let’s see. Apart from the fact that 3000 families are now without sons and daughters, we have a massive rise in heroin export from Afghanistan — which has become every bit as unruly and dangerous as Baghdad under US “democracy”.
According to a Drug Enforcement Administration report obtained by The Times, Afghanistan’s poppy fields have become the fastest-growing source of heroin in the United States. Its share of the U.S. market doubled from 7% in 2001, the year U.S. forces overthrew the Taliban, to 14% in 2004, the latest year studied. Another DEA report, released in October, said the 14% actually could be significantly higher.
Women are subjected to violence there daily even as the bombings and street-killings in Iraq continue wholly unabated.
“The police have been to see my husband several times and they made him sign a written undertaking not to beat me anymore,” said the young Kabul mother with the broken arm.
Increasing numbers of Afghan women are resorting to desperate measure to try to escape situations like these.
Shaimi Amini an assistant doctor at Herat hospital in western Afghanistan, said she was seeing more and more cases recently of women setting fire to themselves.
But hey, it’s gonna be okay, since Saddam is due to swing in 30 days.
Raed Juhi, a spokesman for the High Tribunal court that convicted Saddam, said the judicial system would ensure that Saddam is executed even if Talabani and the two vice presidents do not ratify the decision.
“We’ll implement the verdict by the power of the law,” Juhi said. He did not elaborate.
That’ll surely bring peace and tranquility to the region, huh? After all, if there’s one thing that is certain to stop killing, it’s more killing. Violence is such a successful antidote to violence.
One wonders what the US reaction would be if a Saudi court were to try and convict Bush in absentia for crimes against Islam. Under fiqh law, he’s almost certainly guilty of at leat one deathworthy offense. How would the Fair and Balanced US media react to such a decision? Would they hold reasoned discussions, rational debates, panels that included Christian, Muslim and other scholars?
Is this Pax Americana?
We are not only losing the “war on terror”; we’re actively encouraging it. As well as the “war on drugs”.* And apparently a war against women.
A very merry Christmas
and a happy New Year.
Let’s hope it’s a good one
without any fear.
The mission hasn’t yet been accomplished, and the war won’t be over until that idiot in the White House swallows his worthless cowboy pride and begs the UN for help.
Thanks, George, and Dick and Rummy too. Thanks, and may I be utterly wrong about there being a hell; may you all roast there for eternity, sodomized for all time by the flaming red-hot cock of Satan himself.
* Remember how important that used to be to the right-wing cretins?
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