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Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Quote of the Day

This one comes with a hearty hat tip to Richard Becker of ANSWER, who I heard give a talk last night and who called attention to it:
"Thanks for having me."

- George Bush's first words to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, on arriving in Baghdad the Green Zone
As Becker noted, what could be more telling about the joke of Iraqi "sovereignty" than this? Bush enters a country not only not having received an invitation or permission from any single national of that country, but without even the knowledge of any single national of that country, then lands in a helicopter outside the Prime Minister's office, and says "thanks for having me." As if this were anything other than a subject being summoned to appear before his emperor.

As Becker says, imagine the Iraqi Prime Minister landing unannounced on the lawn of the White House in a military helicopter. Of course that couldn't happen for two reasons. One, because he would have been shot down first, and second, because Iraq doesn't have any military helicopters or any other military aircraft as far as we know, a point I've made before while pointing out the fallacy of the U.S. "exit strategy."

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