Thursday, September 23, 2004



Salon's war correspondent on the Iraq inferno.

Editor's note: Salon correspondent Phillip Robertson has spent five months covering the war in Iraq. As the presidential campaign finally focuses on the war, Robertson offers this assessment of the grim situation there.

By Phillip Robertson

09/23/04 "Salon" -- BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Three years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, attacks in which they played no part, the people of Iraq have been liberated from one tyranny only to be remanded to another: continuous urban warfare, religious extremism and a contagion of fear. The celebrated hand of the free market in Iraq has brought not only cellphones and satellite TV, it has also brought down prices for automatic weapons, making them affordable to the average Iraqi. The last time I checked, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher cost about $250.

In his address to the United Nations on Tuesday, President Bush told a subdued General Assembly, "Today, the Iraqi and Afghan people are on the path to democracy and freedom. The governments that are rising will pose no threat to others. Instead of harboring terrorists, they're fighting terrorist groups. And this progress is good for the long-term security of us all." The words of the president ring hollow.

It is words to this effect that Iraq interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi will likely echo during his visit to the White House Thursday. More here:

An excellent, eye witness account of the continued failure of the village idiot and his den of clowns.
Continue your support for this occupation republican scumbags, your ignorant facade of the truth becomes more evident and the progressive Americans will bring it down on your hollow heads.


At 9/24/2004 2:13 PM , Blogger Michael Moore-on said...

OR he gets re-elected and you look like a moron.

At 9/24/2004 4:23 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

How can he get re-elected?? He was never elected in the first place.

At 9/25/2004 6:39 AM , Blogger Michael Moore-on said...

He was LEGALLY elected in accordance with the laws of this nation. Our system is set up (electoral college) just for such occurances. You didn't bitch about the way it was before 2000, please don't start now.

At 9/25/2004 8:57 AM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

Moron, you are wrong again. He sued to stop the validation of people's votes, then was appointed president by the unSupreme Court.
The unSupreme Court is never to have an opinion regarding the presidency.
I am beginning to see that I am arguing with some one who knows little of the laws of America. Are you here legally??

At 9/25/2004 11:33 AM , Blogger Michael Moore-on said...

God you are tiresome,
So he was appointed? He did this Illegally? Only to pinheads such as yourself. Face it, the outcome wasn't something you wanted, so you come up with catchy little phrases and slogans to make youselves feel better. It's so cute, wrong, but cute. He won, get over it. Start planning for 2008, god knows you lost 2004. Thanks Dan!

At 9/25/2004 12:16 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

No Moron,
He didn't win...he sued until the outcome was in his favor...look up the court docket...he lost, he is a theif and he is NOT a president.....he is an appointed head of state.
We have lost??? I know the scum republicans are trying to steal this election, too, but we have plans to monitor all polling places....that is online, also. I am a monitor in my precinct and I will definitely not allow any theft by the scum you associate yourself with.
Kerry wil win in a landslide, your polls on Faux news are skewed by the republiscum pollsters. Chec out the reputable polls...they are online, also. Look the links up yourself...I want you to possibly learn something, if that is possible. However, I am not hopeful.
Sorry loser, you neocons are destroying the republiscum party and permanently, thank god.

At 9/29/2004 2:56 PM , Blogger Jesus H said...

NAACP v Kathrine Harris

look it up, moron.

You skewed your name so that people would call you moron, bad move.

My name is Jesus, so you can't touch me . . .


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