Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Mark Steyn: The 'civil war' that wasn't
The Australian ^ | 1 February | Mark Steyn

Posted on 01/31/2005 6:11:24 AM PST by Eurotwit

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 101-105 next last

1 posted on 01/31/2005 6:11:24 AM PST by Eurotwit
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit
Re #1

To be a truly advanced, sophisticated democracy you need an opposition party that knows how to react to good news by sounding whiny and grudging and moving the goalposts.

Yep, that's the ticket. /sarcasm

2 posted on 01/31/2005 6:13:52 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit
Woot!


3 posted on 01/31/2005 6:14:12 AM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit
I like the 'seething Arab Street' the best. They always are there to warn us back into our safe habits. Perhaps we just put up the first traffic light.
4 posted on 01/31/2005 6:14:43 AM PST by ChicagoRighty (Surrounded by libbies and damn tired of it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit
Jacques Chirac and Kofi Annan, a pantomime horse in which both men are playing the rear end.

If I loved this man any more, I would scare myself

5 posted on 01/31/2005 6:16:26 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pokey78

ping


6 posted on 01/31/2005 6:17:53 AM PST by Eurotwit
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit

'Nuff said!


7 posted on 01/31/2005 6:18:31 AM PST by madball
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit
How lame do you have to be to be the last guy on the planet to do the old "Iraq on the brink of civil war" routine?

Wow ... if I could insult people with such smoothness, I'd be just impossible.

8 posted on 01/31/2005 6:19:23 AM PST by Tax-chick (Some people say that Life is the thing, but I prefer reading.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #9 Removed by Moderator

To: Fenris6

Perhaps all the Iraqis who want freedom should keep their fingers colored purple. Then any who don't bear the mark can be picked up and investigated.


10 posted on 01/31/2005 6:19:40 AM PST by ichabod1 (The Spirit of the Lord Hath Left This Place)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit

BTTT


11 posted on 01/31/2005 6:23:49 AM PST by spodefly (Yo, homey ... Is that my briefcase?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit
"Iraqi Voting Disrupts News Reports of Bombings."

I can easily see this on the crawler under Peter Jennings' upturned nose.

12 posted on 01/31/2005 6:25:37 AM PST by kahoutek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit

I don't know how Steyn does it.

Every paragraph is a gem.


13 posted on 01/31/2005 6:27:55 AM PST by kidd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit

Or as the internet satirist Scott Ott deftly summarised the coverage: "Iraqi Voting Disrupts News Reports of Bombings"
snip

I just read that the morning shows concentrated on Kerry's appearance on Meet the Press...no pictures of dancing voters in Iraq..predictable but sad.


14 posted on 01/31/2005 6:29:08 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit
Jacques Chirac and Kofi Annan, a pantomime horse in which both men are playing the rear end

I wish they’d capture Mullah Omar already, so I could change my tagline.

15 posted on 01/31/2005 6:29:24 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit
These elections are a joke," Juan Cole, a professor of modern Middle East history at the University of Michigan

No, Juan Cole is a joke. He even had the nerve to argue with a Sunni Iraqi over Iraqi history. Apparently HE knows more about what happened in 1920 then the tribes involved.

16 posted on 01/31/2005 6:32:24 AM PST by McGavin999
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit

Vindication is sweet.


17 posted on 01/31/2005 6:32:39 AM PST by unsycophant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit
"No one in the United States should try to over-hype this election," warned John Kerry"

Add that to the list along with "The election doesn't mean President Bush has a mandate."

18 posted on 01/31/2005 6:34:11 AM PST by Enterprise ("Dance with the Devil by the Pale Moonlight" - Islam compels you!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enterprise

Wisdom from the admiral of the Cambodian Navy.


19 posted on 01/31/2005 6:40:28 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Eurotwit

This is another beautifully written piece by Mark Steyn. I can only add that, I hope, emboldened by this election, Iraqis will take responsibility and start turning in these "insurgents". This was a real milestone in our Iraqi involvement and a powerful vindication of George Bush's policies.



20 posted on 01/31/2005 6:43:09 AM PST by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 101-105 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson