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Monday, July 04, 2005
Iraqi government gets the goose of anti-Americans
I bet the notoriously anti-American foreigners at The Observer were quite proud of the little stunt they pulled yesterday. Although it is one only day before America's birthday, they still published Peter Beaumont's account of brutality and torture by Iraqi security forces.
There's no doubt that all throughout the liberal world, they squealed, "this proves it. Bush lied. People died. We never should have gone to war."
What fools they are.
First of all it is common for lamestream legacy media types to lie in order to further their Anti-American pro-terrorism agenda, so it can be assumed with 98% accuracy that Iraqi security forces kick ass.
But let's just say that this is true. If so, who cares? I don't and I don't think any patriotic American does. We don't care about bad stuff in the world unless a good president tells us to. It is that simple. Saddam's forces torturing people was something that could not be tolerated. Whoever the hell is in charge of Iraq's forces torturing people can be tolerated.
In fact, the fine government of Iraq deserves lots of credit for admitting that these fine security forces have engaged in torture (Mariam Karouny, Reuters, July 3). Now they can say with pride, "under Saddam, you wouldn't have know about it. This proves how great we are due to America."
"Thank you, Iraqis," I reply. "Lots of people don't appreciate us, but you do and that is the greatest accomplishment of a country like yours. I will keep you in my prayers tonight as I watch fireworks, which I like to call Baghdad moments."