have conquered our new colony we're sure not going to give it up right away. We've got to steal most of the oil wealth and turn the Iraqis into hamburger eating Yankie clones before we leave. I mean if you are just beginning on a course of neo-Imperialism, you sure aren't going to stop just because your colonial serfs object, are you???
" Iraqi self government? Give me a break. Puppet regimes by definition are not "self-governing." Ask the Brits; they know all about "self-government" for colonials; snicker snicker snicker."
There was a a satirical program on TV tonight Mex, called "Between Iraq and a Hard Place" Interestingly enough, the declarations put out by the Brits, in I think it was 1919 when they invaded Iraq, were almost identical to those put out by Bush. (ie. We are liberating the people of Iraq from tyranny etc . We are going to install a democratic government run by Iraqis.. ya de ya de ya. I reckon he must have cribbed it.
Oh, I forgot, we are only going to stay until the transition takes place.....which lasted until 1958 !
What was the news about the US withdrawing their retired General and sending in some diplomats? I caught the end of it, but not the details.
We are withdrawing a female diplomat, Bonnie somebody. We have lots of female ambassadors or ambassa-dresses all over now. Since the job doesn't normally require any guts, women can do it as well as men. But apparently she didn't crack the whip hard enough and so she's been sent packing. Don't know who is to replace her. Some ex-Marine general, probably, who has been cashiered for excessive zeal. I imagine Tony briefed George on the British experience and got him all frothed up about "renovatio imperii." The new Charlemagne.