Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The colour of the sky on Brian's planet.


I have no way to respond sanely to this:

Lemon: The Good that GW Bush Has Wrought

From Golden Lemon Award Winner Snakeoil Baron.

  • A nation that was run by a totalitarian regime, controlled by an ethnic group that was a minority in the nation (no offense to Iraqi Sunnis but no minority can rule a majority without fear and force) is now run by a multi ethnic parliament that was elected by vast participation of popular vote.

  • A government is in place in Iraq which is fighting corruption (not perfectly but progressively) and struggling to secure itself against forces which threaten it and the stability of the region rather than one which struggled to promote these forces.

  • Iraq's freedom of the press and of expression has lead to a boom in the independent media and personal communications in a nation where cell phones and Internet access was controlled (Saddam once said that the Internet was the end of civilization)

  • While corruption is widespread in Iraq it is declining where as up until the invasion it was rising rapidly.

  • Iraq's economy is improving continuously in contrast to the 30 years before the invasion.

  • The education, health, justice and banking systems and civil utilities are improving instead of declining. Children have been vaccinated, farmers are getting access to training and technologies they did not have before and access to veterinary services.

  • Drained marshes are being restored.

  • The more sectarian politicians who were elected in the first round of elections are no longer as popular and the populations in Sunni regions are turning against al Qaida.

  • All told, Iraq is one of the nations that poses the least threat to the region and to America which is a far different case than before. Iraq holds far more potential for creating diversified (not exclusively oil based) prosperity and security than Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Pakistan or even Egypt not that she is devolving into a banana republic. It is not that there is no hope for these other nations but there must be a lot of change and hard work within them and a change of attitude toward them to get them on the most direct path to peace and prosperity.


Posted by Lemon at 11:59 AM

There are no words. What can you possibly say?

AFTERSNARK: It's a shame that Brian didn't have the imagination to continue with that list, since I can think of a number of things for which Iraqis should be grateful these days:

I'm guessing those items just weren't a high priority for Brian to get on his list. Odd how that happens, isn't it?

8 comments:

Adam C said...

I think that if a comet hit Canada in 2008, we'd have rapid economic growth in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

I don't think we'd glory in the wonders that the comet brought to our nation.

Mike said...

Jesus Christ, he really is that stupid, isn't he?

Phyl said...

You have to find words, CC. Seriously. This crap has to be combated, wearying thought it is, or it will get believed for lack of factual contradiction. *sigh*

thwap said...

Then it's "Mission Accomplished" I suppose! Bring the troops home n' all that.

Unless Brian is just a useful idiot.

E in MD said...

And the 2-300 hundred Iraqis dying every day? They're nothing at all. They're just Iraqis right?

As far as him building a Free Iraq just look up Order 17. The Iraqis aren't even as free as people trapped in the Matrix are.

nation that was run by a totalitarian regime, controlled by an ethnic group that was a minority in the nation (no offense to Iraqi Sunnis but no minority can rule a majority without fear and force) is now run by a multi ethnic parliament that was elected by vast participation of popular vote.

Funny you should mention that. That's precisely how the Republicans are STILL ruling the country despite 70%+ of the US not wanting Bush in office and not wanting to continue the war.

Miss Cellania said...

If things are that wonderful, great! Pack up and go home!!!

lenny said...

You really have to just look past the details and just repeat the word "success". Anything less is just handing victory to the terrorists, dontcha know.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/world/4749595.html

CC said...

No, Phyl, it really isn't worth contradicting anymore, simply because it's so breathtakingly fucking stupid that it's not clear where you'd even start.

It's like someone telling you that all the scientific evidence supports creation science. You don't try to refute it; you simply accept that the person who just made that statement is retarded, and you walk away. No other course of action is worth the trouble.

Brian Lemon is a moron. You don't try to have a dialogue with him, and you don't bother refuting him. You simply mock him, because that's all he's good for.