Originally Posted by Botnst
You may have missed it, but FTL thinks it would be a great healing to have the arab equivalent of the Nazi party legitimized in the Iraqi political process, despite a lengthy bloody history of murder, rape, oppression and discrimination. Aside from that, I think it's a great idea. What about you?
I added Syria, not as a target for attack, but as further example of the depravity of the Baath Party, which began life as a secular socialist pan-Arabist party. It soon evolved into an organ of two of the most bloody-oppressive states in the area in th ehands of Assad and Hussein.
Like I said, so is the fucking Republican Party. At 600,000 dead Iraqis they are way, way up there. I bet Saddam envies Bush for it.
These are places that have been in a constant war since 1915. We have a great deal to do with starting it and allowing it to continue. We loved Saddam for a while, and Bush's dad courted Syria when Russia fell. Their societies are at war because of European and American interference and colonialism. We keep discussing "civil war in Iraq", totally ignoring that an Arab civil war between the Socialists and the Islamcists has been going on since 1915. You sit there and claim you are on one side, yet it puts in the position of supporting the Jihadists, the group that is the actual threat to the US. This war is confused and contradictory - why? Because it is a fucking sham, a fucking con game. Bush doesn't care if the Jihadists win, does he?
And here, I fixed your post for you:
"but as further example of the depravity of the Republican Party, which began life as a secular democratic republican party. It soon evolved into an organ of two of the most bloody-oppressive states in the area in th ehands of Bush and Blair."