Tuesday, March 02, 2004

War News for March 2, 2004 Bring ‘em on: 30 dead in five bombings at Karbala shrine. Bring ‘em on: Bomb at Shi’ite mosque in Baghdad kills 75. Bring ‘em on: Kurdish militia attack Turkmen ITF offices in Kirkuk. Bring ‘em on: One US soldier killed, one wounded in Baghdad ambush. Iraqi insurgents promise to continue attacks against Iraqis working with US. Today’s history lesson. Infant mortality in Iraq. More on fundamentalists in Basra. Ethnic tensions rising in Kirkuk. Mobilization orders announced for an additional 18,000 Guardsmen. Commentary Editorial: “This is a healthy impulse because the legitimacy of the institutions Iraqis build in the coming months will depend in large part on the degree of independence the builders are able to maintain. For its part, the United Nations now has a chance to lend legitimacy to Iraq's democratic transition and assuage Iraqis' resentment of past UN behavior that too often seemed to help Saddam stay in power. If he is wise, President Bush will assist Iraqis in rebuilding their blasted nation without meddling in their politics.” Opinion: "Forty years ago, an important emissary was sent to France by a beleaguered president of the United States. It was during the Cuban missile crisis, and the emissary was a tough-minded former secretary of state, Dean Acheson. His mission was to brief French President Charles de Gaulle and solicit his support in what could become a nuclear war involving not just the United States and the Soviet Union but the entire NATO alliance and the Warsaw Pact. At the end of the briefing, Acheson said to de Gaulle, 'I would now like to show you the evidence, the photographs that we have of Soviet missiles armed with nuclear weapons.' The French president responded, 'I do not wish to see the photographs. The word of the president of the United States is good enough for me. Please tell him that France stands with America.'" Note to Readers I have been contacted by the famous conservative Internet commentator snotglass, who has recently returned from an extended fellowship at the Elmer Gantry Center for Theology and Ethics at the American Enterprise Institute. In the interest of providing fair and balanced commentary we have reached an agreement. Here is the esteemed snotglass's first submission: Despite the craven whining of the liberal media and the usual suspects on the left, our popular and constitutionally elected wartime President, George W. Bush, has brought the benefits of liberation and democracy to the oppressed people of Haiti. The successful overthrow of the dictator Jean-Bertrand Aristide, installed under the inept and failed Clinton administration, demonstrates the courage and determination of President Bush’s experienced national security team in pursuing the War on Terror. Analysis by the prestigious Tonton Macoute Institute for Caribbean Freedom Studies at the Heritage Foundation plainly shows that Team Bush has again implemented the strategy of regime change that has proved wildly successful with the populations of both Afghanistan and Iraq. President Bush has returned Haiti to the international community and the rule of law with the inauguration of former professional Haitian military officer and successful pharmaceutical entrepreneur Guy Philippe as Haiti’s constitutional chief executive. Independent research by celebrated author and respected Caribbean expert Jonah Goldberg validates the Heritage Foundation’s conclusions. “President Bush has once again demonstrated that he is a man of action,” said Goldberg. “He is a proven maestro at uniting the world and assembling an international coalition in pursuit of freedom.” Goldberg also noted that President’s Bush’s bold initiative in Haiti also, “put paid to that failed liberal policy known as the Monroe Doctrine.” You liberals need to wake up and smell the coffee. I would like to thank snotglass for his kind and insightful contribution. 86-43-04. Pass it on.


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