Oh, those Iraqis ... they're just so adorable sometimes:
Iraqi Lawmakers Back Bill on U.S. Withdrawal
Friday, May 11, 2007
BAGHDAD, May 10 -- A majority of members of Iraq's parliament have signed a draft bill that would require a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. soldiers from Iraq and freeze current troop levels.
Dear Iraqis: I hate to be the one to point this out but ...
BONUS TRACK: And once you're had your fill of the perky, clap-happy, conservative wingnuts telling you (from the comfort of their parents' basement in Bumfuckistan, Alabama) how swimmingly things are progressing in Iraq, you might need some antidote:
Every time I cross over from Rusafa (Baghdad, east of the Tigris) to Karkh (Baghdad, west of the Tigris), my eyes are attracted to a very long line of trucks carrying bricks and other building materials, waiting for their turn to unload in a location that is known only for its magical quality to the greater majority of Iraqis, a locatoin inside that fairyland, the Green Zone...
The only signs of construction in our ruined city.
Our buildings are in ruins, our electricity nonexsistent, our sewage system flowing backwards, our drinking water would poison any but us - we have developed an immunity.... yet all the bricks, the cement sacks, the iron beams are headed down one direction, on the "Presidential Route" into the Green Zone.
What are they building?
Do you believe they will leave it behind?
Don't make me have to answer that one.
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