Badtux the Snarky Penguin

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

... and a pony, too!

Corrent uncovers what one National Guardsman thinks of Dear Leader's goals in Iraq... i.e., once they're achieved, "“Then, after that happens, maybe we can buy everybody in the world a puppy.”.

Sort of reminds me of Cheney vs. Cheney. In 1991, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney advised against going into Iraq, saying that it could tie up U.S. forces in a tarpit for decades. In January 2003, two months before the invasion, Vice President Cheney received a report saying that an insurgency against the new Iraqi government or American forces was likely. Yet yesterday, Cheney whined that nobody could have anticipated the insurgency. Except, well, himself. And pretty much anybody else who knew diddly about Iraq, such as Lew Rockwell at, who pointed out, prior to the invasion, that Iraq had a higher rate of firearms ownership per-capita than the United States -- and that said firearms weren't hunting rifles, but typically AK-47's and RPG's.

So who could have anticipated the insurgency? Well, everybody. And even last throes Deadeye Dick knows that, but he'd prefer to lie... after all, why tell the truth when two lies can do?

A free and democratic Iraq. And a puppy. And a pony, too. Yeah, that whole Iraq deal sure is turning out really, really well, ain't it?!

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin

Posted by: BadTux / 6/20/2006 02:04:00 PM  


Yes, but, but, Zarqawi's dead! And Karl Rove is as pure as the driven snow! And Dear Leader is getting a bounce in the polls! And the press loves him again! And And he's oh-so dreamy!

I want a puppy.
# posted by Pope Horatio Tyrannosaurus Nixon Rex : 20/6/06 3:58 PM  

Some of y'all may have gotten the pony, but the rest of all just got the byproduct. :-(

# posted by Anonymous : 21/6/06 12:41 PM  

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