Ok, so he wasn’t tortured, but this is so funny, and something I think that only Americans solders would do. I wonder how many times they had to play it before he finally accepted that he was just going to have to put up with it? During his captivity, US marines forced Saddam, who was… Continue reading Saddam Was Tortured with Southpark
Another Who Can’t Do Simple Research
The BBC have a nice story on a solder who’s deserted the US army in Germany, rather than be sent to Iraq. It was the middle of the night in April 2007 when Mr Shepherd packed a few things and walked out of the gates of his American army base in Katterbach onto German soil.… Continue reading Another Who Can’t Do Simple Research
Why (some) Christians Support Iraq
Saw this on the “all blogs” feed. Among the things about the Iraq War that I have never been able to understand is how American Christians have been able, in good conscience, to support this war. After all, no one can deny that neither Iraq nor the Iraqi people ever attacked the United States. No,… Continue reading Why (some) Christians Support Iraq
“National told to heed Obama’s green message”
I just realised what bothers me about the headline above, from the Herald. Political parties here welcomed Barack Obama’s inauguration today but Labour and the Greens also used his speech to criticise the new National Government over climate policy. Obama was sworn in as the 44th US president about 6am (NZT) in Washington. Prime Minister… Continue reading “National told to heed Obama’s green message”
Obama Changing a lot Less than You’d Think
Obama says he’s going to restore America’s place in the world. It doesn’t sound like his plan for Gitmo is going to do that. Mr Obama, who is due to be inaugurated as US president on 20 January, has repeatedly promised to close the camp, where some 250 inmates remain. Well, even Bush wanted to… Continue reading Obama Changing a lot Less than You’d Think
Shoe Chucker “Healed”
Well, it seems that yet another bogus story has been generated to make Bush, Republicans and the Iraq invasion look bad. Today we learn that those injury reports on the Sadr-loving reporter were bogus. The AP reported today: The case’s investigating judge has said the journalist was struck about the face and eyes, apparently by… Continue reading Shoe Chucker “Healed”
Reporter Throws Shoes at Bush
So some reporter threw his shoes at Bush. It’s a little know fact that the same reporter threw his shoes at Saddam, and was immediatly taken out and shot… or not. One could take the view that that Iraq is a failure – and there was a failure to protect innocent people, which is this… Continue reading Reporter Throws Shoes at Bush
Victory in Iraq Day
As per my earlier post, victory in Iraq is not like victory in WWII. In fact, it seems that it might well be here. I have felt for many months that we had already won the war, but I was spurred to action by this report from Michael Yon: “THE WAR IS OVER AND WE… Continue reading Victory in Iraq Day
Do they even know it’s Christmas?
The left are going ga ga over this fake new headline. I seem to have missed something, I didn’t realise that the Iraq conflict could be ended in such a way to produce such headlines, at least not the day after. There is no unified force being fought, where one day it might be defeated… Continue reading Do they even know it’s Christmas?
Iraq – Mmmm, Details!
The PM is lashing out at National over their support for the Iraq war. DPF points out some of the details that people forget, leaving Helen to play fast a loose with the truth… First of all Helen keeps forgetting to mention a rather important fact. Helen did send troops into Iraq. Sure she sent… Continue reading Iraq – Mmmm, Details!