Friday, December 24, 2004
You have to love the irony -- the "liberation" of Iraq
Just caught Sec Def Donald Rumsfeld on CNN again, during a surprise visit to the base in Mosul, addressing the troops (well, OK, the troops that were still alive), telling them they were part of something historic, their ongoing mission to "liberate Iraq".
So, he does have a sense of humour after all -- the man in charge of an unprovoked, illegal invasion of another country; the man responsible for the torture, wounding and killing of God knows how many Iraqis; the man who is currently in charge of the construction of 14 allegedly permanent U.S. military bases on Iraqi soil; the man whose boss is currently privatizing and selling out from under the Iraqis pretty much their entire country -- this is the man who describes the total annihilation of another country as its "liberation".
And the great thing is, the press just keeps printing it that way.