Friday, June 15, 2007

Here, have a rocket launcher

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Here's some Jon Stewart for your viewing pleasure, a hilarious segment about some rather un-hilarious developments in Iraq. Creature mentioned one of those developments -- yet another new plan, if you will -- in a recent post: arming Sunni insurgents so that they can fight al Qaeda. Crazy, huh? Yup.

And yet, when you actually think about it, it makes a lot of sense. I mean, the U.S. basically arms the entire world, and, of course, the U.S. armed Saddam back in the '80s, back when he was "our man" in the Middle East. Hey, why not just dump guns and shit all over Iraq and let the Iraqis slaughter each other even more aggressively and efficiently than they are now? Wait, that might be the next new plan! (Along with arming al Qaeda itself. Oh, right, the U.S. did that, too, more or less, back when the mujahideen were the good guys, "our men" in Afghanistan.)

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