The above are samplings of the type of tripe which is available at my local ABC website. Disgusting, isn’t it?
The Frollicking Mole sent me the link to Unleashed: A Nonexistent Iraq, which was written on April 3, 2008, by Antony Loewenstein (incidentally, just in time for that biography to be written, the term “best selling” changed from “best selling” to “selling more than one copy to the author’s mother”).
Loewenstein is a rather pathetic creature, who was born a Jew but later gave up his faith, so he could make more money from the criticism of it and the country his relatives live in. Pathetic. Most, if not all, of his criticisms are unfounded. I’ll even use his latest works to prove my allegation.
Nowhere were Iraqis featured. Their voices were deemed irrelevant. Armchair commentators, most of whom had only seen Iraq through the eyes of American soldiers, pontificated about the country’s future and Iran’s allegedly malign influence.
Wrong, Antony. Iraqis do have a voice. You just choose not to listen. If you really look hard enough, and can actually read, you’ll find a bunch of them on the blogroll of Iraq the Model.
The fact that 160,000 American troops and over 160,000 private contractors occupy the nation was ignored. The country remains largely controlled by militias backed by Iran or Washington, Sunni and Shiite death squads tasked for ethnic cleansing.
Not true Ant, but thanks for trying. Do you seriously think that they would be funded by Washington or Iran, considering the massive consequences for either if such a plan was uncovered? I thought so. Seriously, Antony, think about what you’re really saying. Please?
Speaking on Iranian state television on Sunday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the US intelligence report declaring Iran halted nuclear weapons program in 2003 was an indication of surrender by the United States.
Thanks for the NIE Report, collaborators.
Oh this video is in Farsi, our crack team will have the Awasi version to us, soon…:).
Now if you will excuse me, I must go outside and frighten a few black bear…by LAUGHING MY ASS OFF!
By William R. Hawkins
FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, December 11, 2007
The Bush hard line cannot be called “counter productive” if it has been successful in forcing Iran to halt its nuclear weapons program. Is that not what the objective has been? A successful outcome, even if partial or tentative, should not be abandoned, especially when facing leaders like Ahmadinejad and Kim who have a record of deception and violence. As the new NIE notes, “Iran has the scientific, technical, and industrial capacity to produce nuclear weapons if it decides to do so.” The United States and its allies must continue to tell Tehran in no uncertain terms that it must not decide to build such weapons, and to block Iran from acquiring the specific means needed to build such weapons as long as the country is ruled by an “axis” regime. What one of America’s greatest presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, said remains true today, “Diplomacy is utterly useless where there is no force behind it.”
William R. Hawkins is Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at the U.S. Business and Industrial Council in Washington, D.C.