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September 24th, 2004
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Breaking news!
Oh my gosh. I just found out. John Kerry is unfit to lead America!

You see, apparently Kerry hurt the feelings of Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, who was in Washington, D.C. Thursday to say that Iraq is really just super, thanks for asking.

"You can't lead this country if your ally in Iraq feels like you questioned his credibility," Bush said.

Boy, am I glad THAT got cleared up before I cast my vote.

Now that I know Kerry has impugned President Bush's hand-picked bureaucrat, that's that on the Iraq question. I can confidently ignore the CIA, Republican senators, and facts on the ground as irrelevant.

You know what? It's not even relevant that Allawi WAS lying when he said that problems in Iraq were confined to 3 of the 18 provinces. The bad thing is that Kerry called him on it.

See, it's absolutely unthinkable to have anyone in our presidential administration willing to criticize our foreign allies. 'Coz it would make them look French.

Update: More people I can safely ignore about Iraq: Veterans. And yet another piece I never have to read about how Baghdad actually looks these days. I really ought to listen to Allawi more -- it would tremendously cut down on my Internet reading time.

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From:dragondazd
Date:September 24th, 2004 02:16 pm (UTC)
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as opposed to ignorantly insulting them d:
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From:baxil
Date:September 24th, 2004 02:17 pm (UTC)
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That kind of was the point of the last paragraph, yes.
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From:sinboy
Date:September 24th, 2004 03:00 pm (UTC)
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Three of the eighteen provinces means about one sixth of the entire country is essentialy in enemy hands. Plus, the northern provinces in Kurdish hands aren't shooting at the coalition troops, but they may well declare independence from Arab rule.

Allawi says exacly what Bush wants him to say.
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From:ounceofreason
Date:September 24th, 2004 03:31 pm (UTC)
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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1931498717/104-6421069-5603151?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance

Arrived here this afternoon, and I just finished it. Buy it, read it, love it.. for 8 bucks and 130 pages, you too can have a simple and cogent explanation of contemporary American politics.

OK, I'm done being a whore. ;>
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From:baxil
Date:September 24th, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Already atop my to-read list, but I'll take note of the additional recommendation. :)
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From:r_caton
Date:September 24th, 2004 05:05 pm (UTC)
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Ah, undermining the current term used by managers to indicate that if you point out that they are incompetent it's somehow your fault they'te feckin' eejits.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 25th, 2004 08:44 am (UTC)

From the "pro-invasion" veteran

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thanks for linking me. I think you mis-interpreted me, however. I was always against invading. Now that we have I want us to win in Iraq because an "Iraqistan" will harm our national security. I think we are in fact losing, but that if we have an administration that pulls its head out of its ass we can win.

Bush refuses to deal with this reality - not because he doesn't know better, but because he care about winning in November above all.

So I'm voting Kerry BECAUSE of national security, because I want us to succeed in Iraq, but I was never, ever pro-invasion.

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From:baxil
Date:September 25th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)

Re: From the "pro-invasion" veteran

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First of all, thanks for your response (Ah, the joy of trackbacks!) and thank you for the clarification. Glad to have linked -- it was powerful reading.

It's hard to sum up such a long and eloquent post in just three words, isn't it? I did blow it there. I'll change the link to just "veteran" and let your comments stand as a better summary of your position.
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