I’ve been reading blogs about Bush’s latest trainwreck, I mean “speech”, not the least of which was by River at Baghdad Burning which led me to this person who ranted about the whole situation. Here’s a quote:
The “terrorists” in Iraq don’t share the same ideology as the September 11 attackers, unless by “ideology” Bush is making a sly, bigoted reference to religion. No, the insurgency in Iraq isn’t motivated by religious fundamentalism or some sort of messianic dream of being leader of some pan-Arab theocracy. The insurgency in Iraq shares the same ideology with us, or at least the same ideology that we profess to: Being heavily armed freedom loving men who would give absolute hell to any invading and occupying army. The difference is that the Iraqis are actually doing it, while our uber-patriots hang their fat guts out of pickup truck on the U.S.-Mexico border trolling for beaners and worrying whether the stickers on the back of road signs are a secret code for invaders from the United Nations. If there are actually any real “terrorists” of the Islamic fundamentalist type they have either been drawn to Iraq, or created within Iraq as a result of our invading and occupying the country. To then turn around and cite what we created as a rationale for the invasion in the first place is for people who have completely dispensed with mundane concepts like causality.
Hum… ya think? (I also loved the image of the ‘uber-patriots’)