Date registered: Sep 2004
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Location: Planet Houston
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Iraq is now in a state of total collapse. War is now breaking out between the Shiite factions, which, since each militia is an arm of each party in the "governing" (my quotes are to indicate mockery and contempt) coalition, that means that this wonderful "young democracy" as Bush calls it, is now shooting each other.
A few threads back I accurately predicted what would happen with our ridiculously propaganda-named "Operation Together Forward", (as if the people we have been murdering are capable of feeling togetherness with their murderers) would initially meet some success until the insurgency adjusted their tactics, afterwhich we would take heavy casualites as the city collapsed into anarchy. One needs only watch CNN to see the results.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address