Saturday, September 01, 2007

So they're having a cholera outbreak in northern iraq - it's not huge, yet, and my guess is the WHO and Unicef will knock it down... but this sort of thing should clearly illustrate the effect of our terrible record on basic services in Iraq. "Oxfam, and the NGO Co-ordination Committee in Iraq (NCCI) last month warned that 70% of Iraq's population did not have adequate water supplies and that only 20% had access to effective sanitation."
So remember that story a couple months back of congressmen trying to live on $21 a week of foodstamps? I say we do the same... only use what passes for drinking water... and let Halliburton executives and Congressmen who continue to back this absurd adventure. Take a good look at that drinking water Senator - and then tell me how wonderfully Iraq is going.

Well - with the GAO pissing on the status of the 'surge' - the WH is busy worrying about the propaganda game rather than the reality on the ground. Makes me wonder how they'll spin this article... "At one point, the three were trying to discuss the state of Iraqi security forces with Iraq's national security adviser, Mowaffak al-Rubaie, but the large, flat-panel television set facing the official proved to be a distraction. Rubaie was watching children's cartoons. When Rep. Moran (D-VA) asked him to turn it off, Rubaie protested with a laugh and said, "But this is my favorite television show," Moran recalled." The initial spin? That this is the only place with electricity for this jackass to watch them. Great. That makes it all better.

The fact is that these assclowns may spin the surge as 'working' - because the idiotic american public may buy it - but that wont change reality... and the reality is grim and getting moreso by the day.

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