Friday, December 01, 2006

Disappointment, indifference and despair

By Creature

The president traveled to Jordan to assert his relevance in the Iraq debate. He came home more irrelevant than ever. The only consolation for the boy who would be president is that the man he went to meet is even more irrelevant than he is. I'll let the Iraqi people speak for themselves:

Ms. Nabhani, a 34-year-old homemaker, scoffed: “Is that all? Was that even worth the fuel consumed by their airplanes?”

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“Nothing will happen, and we will get no results and no solutions,” [taxi driver, Khalaf] went on. “We need a strong state that can make decisions, that can beat the bad guys, can beat the militias. This meeting is just for the media, and it’s not useful!”

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“Mr. Maliki had many chances before to show his ability, but he failed,” [graphic designer, Huda] said. “We need a strong man and he is not like this at all.”

If only the Iraqis could harness the hot air generated by the rhetorical platitudes of Bush and Maliki, then maybe they would have electricity for more than a few hours a day.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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