Making Conservatives Cringe Since 1977

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15 December 2005



A Mom in America, not for nothing: Bhutan, Egypt, Guinea, Mauritania, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Swaziland, Togo, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Belarus, Burma (Myanmar), China, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Haiti, Laos, Libya, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Chechnya, Tibet, Western Sahara, all countries with as severe, or even worse, conditions than (pre-war) Iraq. Are we to invade all of them? Are we the world‚’s police? I seem to recall that someone said a few years back that we were not into Nation building. It is sad that so many can be ignored because exploitation of their cheap labor and natural resources make us the nation we are today. Even more disgusting is the perversion of the values, rights, and freedoms we used to hold so dear right here at home, exploited to wage a War that on the surface seems just. What we are really showing the world is whose interest we really care about and what we really stand for. Just-us.
-Mom. I made this comment at your site in haste. One thing I want to make clear is that the rage I feel is not directed toward the troops that have served in such a noble and self-sacrificing manner throughout this debacle in Iraq. I'm sure that they didn't envision--as I didn't when I served my part in this war--that Iraq would be transformed into a Shiite dominated theocracy that would turn around and extract vengeance upon their countrymen. Yeah for Democracy. Yeah. -Item:

Official: Al-Zarqawi caught, released

Authorities didn't realize prisoner was terrorist mastermind

Thursday, December 15, 2005; Posted: 5:44 p.m. EST (22:44 GMT)

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqi security forces caught the most wanted man in the country last year, but released him because they didn't know who he was, the Iraqi deputy minister of interior said Thursday.

Hussain Kamal confirmed that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -- the al Qaeda in Iraq leader who has a $25 million bounty on his head -- was in custody at some point last year, but he wouldn't provide further details.


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