Skip to comments.Ross Mackenzie: The Dismal Scene Re Terror, Iraq - How to Move the Disengaged?
Posted on 06/05/2005 12:09:09 PM PDT by quidnunc
The nuclear option, Social Security, John Bolton; Paris Hilton selling hamburgers or something; "Deep Throat" starring masquerading? as Mark W. Felt. Those topics are consuming the news columns. But what about Iraq?
The pace of killing goes on and not only for Americans trying to secure the place. During the past 18 months, comrade Zarqawi and other al-Qaeda sympathizers have been dispatching Iraqi civilians at the rate of 20 per day.
Zarqawi himself may have been wounded in the lung one of the more hopeful indicators of a general pacification coming on.
American forces continue to train up Iraqi troops with mixed results.
At the governmental level, dignitaries still struggle toward drafting a constitution. Here's to the resulting document binding the Iraqi people more successfully than the constitution of the European Union consisting of several hundred pages containing 435 annexed protocols has bound Europeans.
In the U.S. Congress, two things:
(1) The estimable deliberative body has wandered at last toward making the connection between non-enforcement of immigration law and the terror threat: A bill requiring the states to verify whether applicants for driver's licenses are legal immigrants awaits presidential signature. (2) In the House, a measure has failed that would have barred women from Army forward support companies that embed with ground combat units. Hey, hey, ho, ho: We want women in combat roles!
(Excerpt) Read more at timesdispatch.com ...
Oh mah Gawd, it's a QUAGMIRE!
Can't these so-called journalists find something positive to write about? There is plenty there, but they just ignore it.