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1 posted on 03/25/2004 6:21:36 AM PST by Pokey78
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2 posted on 03/25/2004 6:22:57 AM PST by Pokey78 (Steyn: Leftists demonize Wolfowitz because his name begins with a big scary animal and ends Jewishly)
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I love this man! There are few that are his equal with the English tongue!
3 posted on 03/25/2004 6:25:13 AM PST by Toirdhealbheach Beucail (Am fear nach gheibh na h-airm 'n am na sith, cha bith iad aige 'nam a chogaidh)
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nice
5 posted on 03/25/2004 6:26:17 AM PST by chuckcam
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Steyn is spot on, as usual.
7 posted on 03/25/2004 6:28:18 AM PST by sarasota
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19 per cent said they were much or somewhat worse

Isn't that about the population of Sunni (Saddam's tribe) in Iraq?

8 posted on 03/25/2004 6:33:43 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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If it’s a choice between aggressive neocon optimism or the UN’s slum-landlord approach to nation-building, I know which I’ll take.

Damn straight! Now get the Iraqis (and the Iranians) an NRA, so they can take down the next Saddam wannabe and his goons before they get started.

9 posted on 03/25/2004 6:40:43 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Fear not, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them." (2nd Kings 6:16-17)
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"Which would you bet on? Iraq and Afghanistan? Or Haiti and Kosovo?

A campaign slogan if I've ever heard one... guys this has to be one the best unwitting wittiest statements of the campaign season. Something has to made of it... somebody with Internet design savvy should have fun with this one.
10 posted on 03/25/2004 6:54:14 AM PST by Godfollow
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But, for whatever reason, all these movements are in the direction laid out by Bush in his Whitehall speech in November.

Funny, isn't it, how that's working out for that dumb cluck from Texas? Is it conceivable that Dubya might not be quite the dope that the Berkeley left thought?

Steyn is a genius, can I get an amen?

11 posted on 03/25/2004 7:03:45 AM PST by Starve The Beast (I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused)
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Many Iraqis are voting with their feet. The UN High Commission for Refugees, which was expecting about two million new refugees to flee from the war last year, instead found no takers. All the traffic’s the other way, and the UN is now closing down its camps around Iraq’s borders owing to lack of business.
Didn't know this. Statistics can be very dry, but this one tells a story.
13 posted on 03/25/2004 7:07:03 AM PST by VadeRetro
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As for Iraq needing UN ‘legitimacy’, why not ask the people? The UN to them means decadent bureaucrats like Hans von Sponeck, the former UN co-ordinator for Iraq who the other day expressed his preference for the ‘order’ Saddam brought to the country, or the stinking sewer of the oil-for-food programme, a humanitarian intervention that turned into a money-laundering scheme for Saddam’s Western cronies. If it’s a choice between aggressive neocon optimism or the UN’s slum-landlord approach to nation-building, I know which I’ll take. Look at it this way. Which would you bet on? Iraq and Afghanistan? Or Haiti and Kosovo?

Steyn give us fabulous "talking points" every day.

PS: All the pundits and govt overseers who are "shocked" to learn that the Food for Oil Program was corrupt must have thought that Saddam built his military compound palaces by careful budgeting.

14 posted on 03/25/2004 7:07:45 AM PST by maica (World Peace starts with W)
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Interesting..................

This story makes me wonder........

What will happen in iraq when our government stops the "rebuilding"?

When will it be determined that iraq can make it without a couple hundred billion of our money being poured in?

I guess it's out of the question to expect them to pay US back.

Will they send a gift at least? Even the prissy-pants french sent us a really big statue for saving their bacon.

Just wondering....................
17 posted on 03/25/2004 8:07:58 AM PST by WhiteGuy (Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...)
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Many Iraqis are voting with their feet. The UN High Commission for Refugees, which was expecting about two million new refugees to flee from the war last year, instead found no takers. All the traffic’s the other way, and the UN is now closing down its camps around Iraq’s borders owing to lack of business. The other day, the UN’s Ashrafi Camp in Iran, after 30 years as the largest Iraqi refugee facility, threw in the towel when the last refugee went home. Despite being advised by UNHCR that it was unsafe to do so, a million Iraqis are said to have gone back. Not bad for a country which in Saddam’s day was the fifth-largest exporter of refugees.

This is the biggest indicator about whether or not things are improving in Iraq over a year ago.

I am one American who wishes the Iraqis the very best as they embark on their 'experiment'!

24 posted on 03/25/2004 1:01:52 PM PST by TheDon (John Kerry, self proclaimed war criminal, Democratic Presidential nominee)
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Stellar Steyn. I especially love the metaphor in this sentence:

The theory some of us have advanced for two and a half years now is that the region’s stability — the stability of a petrified septic tank — is the problem, and that any upturning of that stability would be hard put to make things worse.

25 posted on 03/25/2004 2:06:39 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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"a veritable quagjam of imminent catastrophe"

LOL
26 posted on 03/25/2004 2:28:07 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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Steyn for White House Press Secretary!
27 posted on 03/25/2004 2:38:34 PM PST by kevkrom (The John Kerry Songbook: www.imakrom.com/kerrysongs)
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Which would you bet on? Iraq and Afghanistan? Or Haiti and Kosovo?

That just about says it all.

28 posted on 03/25/2004 3:14:26 PM PST by McGavin999 (Evil thrives when good men do nothing!)
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Steyn, well Steyn, he's a master wordsmith...
29 posted on 03/25/2004 3:31:12 PM PST by gatorgriz ("The world is full of bastards - the number ever increasing the further one gets from Missoula, MT")
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Steyn knocks another one out of the park

Steyn proves again that he's the Michael Jordan of pundits

Steyn rocks!

Steyn bump

A year's worth of incision... just like last week's Steyn piece

Steyn does it again

Is Steyn's well bottomless?

It's getting tough to find new ways of praising Steyn's columns.

33 posted on 03/25/2004 4:19:54 PM PST by Yardstick
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BTTT
37 posted on 03/25/2004 6:47:48 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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Bravo! Wonderful column.
42 posted on 03/26/2004 7:32:26 AM PST by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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