:: Saturday, 15 February 2003 ::
How come "Back to Baghdad" in The Australian's Weekend Inquirer is not online?
Maybe it is and only I cannot see it. But no other bloggers seem to have picked it up. Whatever. The peepers have let me down once or twice lately.
It is a big piece written by an Iraqi girl who recall the unsuccessful (understatement) uprising to topple Saddam immediately after the end of the Gulf War in 1991. Basra. Right. My mother even remembers all that. I do not. So that article was an eye opener. Just cements my own views that if war is what it will take to get Saddam out then war it should be. Objectively it can only be for the best for Iraq's population. And the fact that it has come to this can be blamed squarely on Saddam. Sure, you could be a disingenuous jackass and say it is only happening because of the US. But that is daft. Saddam is the root cause, baby. The Stupid jackass has not complied 100% with resolution 1441. He has partically complied. Which is not what the resolution was about. It was not about partial, slow progress.
I mean. Come on. It is the UN. Is it a debating society or a freakin' force for world peace? So get peaceful already. Either slap some sanctions on the US, if that's what the bulk of youse really wanna do, or get it together to be rid of Saddam.
UPDATE: It is a New Republic piece, that's why. And it needs registration. Zif.
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