Sunday, March 21, 2004

Grave diggers in Iraq are reporting that they have never been busier since the Iraq-Iran war of 1980-88. On average, they bury some 16 bodies daily. But Bush really thinks that "and it is a good thing that the men and women across the Middle East, looking to Iraq, are getting a glimpse of what life in a free country can be like." Is he for real? He thinks that people in the Middle East really are eager to have car bombs, explosives in mosques, kidnapping, foreign occupation, more than 10,000 people behind bars, shooting at civilians in their daily life? That speech (read it for yourself) must have been written before the war, on the assumption that war and occupation would proceed smoothly.