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Friday, April 07, 2006

Reflections on ingratitude

Reuters caption:
The minarets of the Buratha mosque are reflected in a pool of blood as an Iraqi fireman cleans up after a suicide bombing in Baghdad April 7, 2006.

Q: What is the biggest lesson you have learned from the Iraq war?

A: The ingratitude of the Iraqis for the extraordinary favor we gave them -- to release them from the bondage of Saddam Hussein's tyranny.
-- Neonut Daniel Pipes. (He also said "We are engaged in a war, a profound war and long-term war, in which Afghanistan and Iraq are sideshows." Sideshows?? Well, the "war on terror" is a bit of a circus, I guess.)