Xeni Jardin at 11:12 am Tue, Jan 17, 2012
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In other news, torture common in “democratic” USA
Yes, who would have thought they’d absorb our values so readily? Soon they’ll be developing their own huge trade imbalance with China. They grow up so fast… *sniff*
And they even did it without an NDAA.
I’m so proud.
Well I for one welcome our Iraqi liberators!
But at least the US doesn’t have to cover it up any more. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/10/22/wikileaks-papers-torture-killings/
We’ve brought an entrepreneurial spirit to the formerly moribund and inefficient baathist state enterprises!
Um, mission accomplished?
Or the non cynical version would be that it is not so easy to heal a society that has known nothing but corruption and dictatorship over night. You can’t run a system of government like that with having only one “bad guy”. Allot of people need to be activly involved and just removing the top asshole doesn’t suddenly make who ever is left act nice.
There is no easy fix for that.
“it is not so easy to heal a society that has known nothing but corruption and dictatorship over night.”
What about corruption and DickCheney?
What about chains and corrupt dickies?
Ten years isn’t exactly overnight. A lot of people said exactly that in 2002.
The war diden’t end in 2003, the ocupation started. This is the result of going in to a country, blowing the shit out of everything and then leaving after 10 years of crap.
“Torture common again…”
“Again”? I’m fairly certain torture never went away there.
Well, remember that there was no torture of any kind from 2003-2011.
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