Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, September 21, 2007

Iraq is Sovereign?

Not so much. Blackwater is back on the job.

Iraq is as sovereign as Vichy France was. Or maybe Norway under Vidkun Quisling. Blackwater's goons can and have killed people for no goddamn reason and they have never been held to account for it.

If part of the job of the American forces in Iraq is to win the battle of persuasion, Blackwater is not just pissing in the well, they are dumping poison in it. It's pretty hard to conduct effective diplomacy when you go to meetings surrounded by your private army of untouchable stormtroopers.

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