Saturday, April 28, 2007

Losing Another Bush Talking Point

Schadenfreude is a German concept that best translates as "joy from others' sorrow." Ordinarily I try not to indulge, but this time the urge to climb the tallest hill or mountain I can reach and bellow "I TOLD YOU SO!" has just overcome my resistance.

One of the key talking points that Dear Leader Bush and Darth Cheney like to spew when they talk about staying in Iraq until the Moon turns blue from cold is this:

"If we leave, Iraq will become a training base for terrorists."

Well, while correct on its face, it's a bit late - it's already being done, as shown by the 172 people arrested in Saudi Arabia a few days ago, the huge caches of weapons they had, and their plots (which included crashing planes into oil refineries). Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki stated that the arrestees had received training in a "troubled country," but wouldn't specify where.

Of course, Saudi Arabia shares part of its northern border with Iraq, which has huge deserts in its biggest province (Anbar) and lots of other places where guys can get away from it all, soak up the sun and train to kill people. Other reports stated that some of these bozos had received 'military training.'

'Military training?'

It'd be interesting to see how many of them had been recruits in the Iraqi Army or police before tripping back to The Kingdom to start laying schemes.

So, Dear Leader and Darth, you've just lost another talking point. Neener neener neener. Iraq started becoming a training ground for terroristas when Saddam's statue fell - and that reminds me: The USA is turning a blind eye to the training and operations of Kurdish terrorists who act against one of our allies (Turkey), and are helping the Mujahideen e-Khalq (MEK) in their war against Iran.

Yes, boys and girls, our "We bomb people who support terrorists" government is - ta da! - supporting terrorists.


In other news:

A car bomb went off in Karbala, Iraq, between the shrines of the Imams Hussein and Abbas. First reports have 55 dead, and many people threw stones at the police, blaming them for not stopping the bomber.

And a suicide bomber tried to whack Pakistan's Interior Minister today. Killed a few people, but the IM's only wounded. Should be easy to identify the bomber, though - they found his head.


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