Monday, April 07, 2003

Monday Mumblings

I caught up on war coverage this morning and the most remarkable news I read were the Iraqi Information Minister's statements to the media.
Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf said the American invaders had tried to penetrate the city but were slaughtered. "Be assured Baghdad is safe, secure and great,'' he said.
Then he added, "There is no presence of the American columns in the city of Baghdad, none at all."
In the background was the black smoke and fire of recent American bombings.
I wonder if anyone actually believes this guy when American soldiers are tooling around downtown Baghdad on bicycles? You had to love the collapse of the statue of Saddam on a big horse near the parade grounds.
I am amazed that penetrating the heart of Baghdad seemed easier than many imagined. I hope for our troops' sake that remains to be true.
Watch Bush, he will never again mention Iraq's likelihood of possessing and using WMD's.
The focus of why we invaded Iraq will shift to something easier to stomach for the lemmings to parrot, like "liberating the oppressed."
Did anyone see the palace tour in Basra? I think Saddam must have been a rich Mexican national in a past life with all that schmaltzy decor. All the palaces lacked were giant statues of the Virgen de Guadalupe and Jesus and they could have easily been Mexican.
As far as war goes, everyone loves a winner, but let's not forget the human and financial costs and the damage done to our American image with foreign governments.
I hope this war has massaged Dubya's little ego enough for him to serve out his term without further wars and fade into the obscurity that such a mediocre person deserves.

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