Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

Derrick Z Jackson: Amid bloodshed, Bush wants a 'thank you'

Derrick Z Jackson’s column in the Boston Globe:

ON "60 MINUTES," President [sic] Bush was asked, "Do you think you owe the Iraqi people an apology for not doing a better job?"

Bush eventually answered, "Not at all. I am proud of the efforts we did. We liberated that country from a tyrant."

If Bush stopped there, all he would have been was arrogant. But he kept going: "I think the Iraqi people owe the American people a huge debt of gratitude."

That is inhuman. We destroyed a nation under the false pretense of weapons of mass destruction. Between our invasion and the ensuing civil war, at least 53,000 Iraqi civilians and over 3,000 American soldiers have been killed. Nearly 23,000 US soldiers have been wounded. Tyrants are being hanged, and tyranny is still in the streets.

And the Iraqi people owe
us a debt of gratitude?

Not to mention the insult to the American people, in having ‘the American people’ used as a figure of speech representing ‘a shit-throwing demi-chimp with delusions of grandeur’.

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