Rape, literal and figurative
I'm long on outrage today but short on time so it's quick takes this morning. In today's blood boiling post, Riverbend describes the repeated rape of an innocent Iraqi woman and gets the quote of the day on what George has wrought in Iraq.
Let me clear it up for any moron with lingering doubts: It’s worse. It’s over. You lost. You lost the day your tanks rolled into Baghdad to the cheers of your imported, American-trained monkeys. You lost every single family whose home your soldiers violated. You lost every sane, red-blooded Iraqi when the Abu Ghraib pictures came out and verified your atrocities behind prison walls as well as the ones we see in our streets. You lost when you brought murderers, looters, gangsters and militia heads to power and hailed them as Iraq’s first democratic government. You lost when a gruesome execution was dubbed your biggest accomplishment. You lost the respect and reputation you once had. You lost more than 3000 troops. That is what you lost America. I hope the oil, at least, made it worthwhile.Unfortunately, it didn't. There's nothing we could possibly gain from this debacle that would balance the scales against the injustices we have inflicted on the people of Iraq.