Monday, February 06, 2006

Sense and nonsense in Iraq

Nonsense:

Regarding the Saddam trial:
The defense team of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants called upon the international community on Monday to pressure the United States to free Saddam.

"We appeal to the whole international community to put pressure on the U.S. administration in order to release the kidnapped President - Mr. Saddam Hussein and his comrades -, withdraw the invading forces from Iraq and to restore the status quo before April 9, 2003," Saddam's lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi said in astatement.
No, it's not a Scrappleface article.

Or how about this :
The British government has drawn up a secret plan to begin withdrawing 2,000 soldiers - a quarter of its total forces - from Iraq this (northern) spring.
The DoD was confirming while the British government was denying, once again running in circles around our friend the anonymous leaker.

Now to the sense department:
"Enemies have exploited this ... to spread their poison and revive their old hatreds with new methods and mechanisms," he said.
Grand Ayatollah Sistani of Iraq, calming the flock after denouncing the cartoons. Seems appropriate to me, and a heckuva lot more responsible than sponsoring some juvenile contest like his demented Ayatollah brethren to the east.

4 comments:

LASunsett said...

"The defense team of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants called upon the international community on Monday to pressure the United States to free Saddam."

There goes that damned pipe organ from the circus again.

July Canute said...

I'm very interested in seeing the reactions of the west to the cartoons about the nazi holocaust. I think it is a brilliant move. What more perfect way to demonstrate the double standards that exist. We allow Israel to break hundreds of UN Resolutions and we drop 500 pound bombs on Arabs who can't even put a plane in the air in their own defense and we are rounding up Arabs and locking them away at Gitmo without due process and torturing them. I say to Iran, congratulations, expose the lies and hypocracy.

A.C. said...

July, Iran's response was childish. Sistani showed he was a man, Ahmadinejad showed he was a hothead punk. Another reason why these people don't deserve to have nuclear weapons.

LASunsett said...

July,

You make a nice statement and it may sound good to you (and those like you). But do you have anymore non-facts to go with the ones you just spouted out? Because otherwise, people of your politcal persuasion have used those old tired accusations and misinformations for too long. You have to mix it up a little, you know?

It doesn't make your diatribe anymore relevent, mind you. It just gives us more or a variety of leftist inanities, to laugh at. No one wants to see a sitcom with the same script week after week.