Friday, August 15, 2008

quote of the day

From Juan Cole:

"John Tirman questions the GOP's victory narrative about Iraq.

It is a measure of the Orwellian state of the US media and politics that he should have to bother. I mean, the place is a burned out hulk where hundreds die every month in political violence, where armed militias are ubiquitous, where nearly 5 million people remain displaced from their homes, where you have unemployment rates of 50% in some major cities, and where pro-Iranian Shiite fundamentalists face off against Sunni Arab nationalists and Salafis and Kurdish separatists. If this is a success, I'd hate to see a failure."


crystal said...

Good quote.

Bush is criticizing Russia over Georgia - talk about the pot and kettle.

Liam said...

Yeah. He accuses them of "bullying." Of course, Bush's policy concerning Eastern Europe and ex-Soviet republics has been a continuous thumbing his nose at the Russians.

cowboyangel said...

I do like Juan Cole. One of the few voices I respect during this insane time.