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Is Baghdad really safer post-Saddam? Don't be ridiculous.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    At one point, one of the constant conservative talking points was that the people of Baghdad felt safer with Saddam out of power than they did under his regime.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I say it's time to put that lie to its grave, where it belongs.

    Consider the excellent op-ed piece written by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony Shadid for his employer, the Washington Post, in that paper's Oct. 29 edition:

  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Why do you hate America?
  3. Shadid is as good as it gets.
    The same cannot be said of our president.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member





    Anybody home?

    (OK. Fixed.)
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The crickets, they be chirping.

    Pay no attention to the neocon assholes behind the curtain, thinking they have W in hand. The Prez is spinning well out of control. Christ, this is going to get ugly.
  6. Prophetic sketch comedy from 2001.
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Not really.

    Stay on topic. I want to see what the board neocons have to say about the chaos in Baghdad.
  8. I don't know. Sure looks prophetic to me.
    Here's a preview, though:

    1) Shadid works for the liberal media.
    2) So, you're in favor of gassing Kurds, rape rooms, and torture chambers.
    3) Look. An Iraqi court is going to hang Saddam. We're turning the corner. (Tony Snow's already taken this one out for a spin.)
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    You gotta be kidding me. Never once have I ever posted a word about supporting Bush and Iraq war. Never a frigging word.

    No wonder so many of you cry about your paltry salaries. You rely on the written word to make a living and you stink at it.

    Give me one post where I supported Bush or the war, coffeeman. One friggin' post. Otherwise, kindly take my name off that list.
  10. Big_Space

    Big_Space Member


    So what do we have here? An analyst that was trying to blind us to the dangers of the jihadists before September 11th. A man who seems to have judged Hamas and Hezbollah favorably, telling us they were simply welfare organizations. A man who was in Baghdad during the Saddam regime's time. A man who now has consistently tried to tell stories of defeat and despair in Iraq.

    Why in the world would anyone listen to him?
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Why would anyone listen to him?

    Well, let's see: He wrote that after speaking to actual Iraqis who are living in post-Bush Baghdad. I suppose you and that blogger think actual Iraqis who are living in post-Bush Baghdad aren't qualified to address how their lives and their city has changed post-Bush.
  12. Big_Space

    Big_Space Member

    well, you know what they say about opinions.... ::)
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