September 09, 2003

Let's Recap, Shall We?

Inspired by a few moments of listening to the The Nine's "Debate" on the radio leaving the airport, I thought I'd list some of the items that they, and their friends and fellow travelers, have emphasized in the last two years:

1. Brutal Afghan Winters
2. Impossible Terrain
3. Language and Cultural Difficulties
4. Afghanistan's Long History of Repelling Invaders
5. Halfway Around the World
6. No Bases Nearby
7. "No" Allies
8. Landlocked Country Negating Our Seapower
9. Arab Street Rising Up
10. Muslim's Worldwide Rallying To The Cause Against Us
11. Thousands Upon Thousands of Bodybags
12. Thousands Upon Thousands of Civilian Casualties
13. Brutal Iraqi Summers
14. Elite Republican Guard Defending Their Homeland
15. "No" Allies, Again
16. Baghdad Becomes "The Siege of Stalingrad II"
17. Door to Door Fighting
18. Environmental Disaster
19. Oil Wells Sabotaged Like Kuwait
20. Saddam Will Use His Chemical Weapons if Backed Into a Corner
21. Thousands Upon Thousands of Bodybags, Again
22. Thousands Upon Thousands of Civilian Casualties, Again
23. Depleted Uranium Killing Children
24. Looted Antiquities
25. Iraqi's Will Hate Us Forever
26. The Interim Government Will Never Be Accepted
27. We've Lost Focus on the War on Terrorism
28. Dissent Crushed

Ok, that's just off the top of my head. Anything anyone wants to add to this litany of wrongheadedness, defeatism, anti-Americanism, and Democratic Presidential Candidate's campaign slogans?

Posted by Charles Austin at September 9, 2003 08:38 PM

Just to give credit where credit is due, numbers 24 and 25 are not entirely false. A few antiquities were looted, apparently by Baathist insiders at the museums. Some Iraqis will hate us forever. I'm thinking of (e.g.) Uday and Qusay's sisters, and I can live with their hate.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at 08:17 AM