Monday, April 03, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Jack Straw and Condoleezza Rice's Surprise Trip to Iraq

Hmmm... for some odd reason, this story reminds me of the opening scene in "Return of the Jedi". You know, when Darth Vader arrives to survey the construction of the 2nd Death Star; and to basically chew everyone out for falling behind schedule...

Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari: Ms. Rice, this is an unexpected pleasure. We are honored by your presence -
Condoleezza Rice: You may dispense with the pleasantries, Prime Minister. I'm here to put you back on schedule.
Ibrahim al-Jaafari: I assure you, Ms. Rice. My men are working as fast as they can.
Condoleezza Rice: Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them.
Ibrahim al-Jaafari: I tell you, this country will be operational as planned.
Condoleezza Rice: The emperor does not share your optimistic appraisal of the situation.
Ibrahim al-Jaafari: But, he asks the impossible. I need more men!
Condoleezza Rice: Then perhaps you can tell him when he arrives.
Ibrahim al-Jaafari: The Emperor's coming here?
Condoleezza Rice: That is correct, Prime Minister. And, he is most displeased with your apparent lack of progress.
Ibrahim al-Jaafari: We shall double our efforts!
Condoleezza Rice: I hope so, Prime Minister, for your sake. The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am.

It looks like Britain and the US are getting quite anxious about the situation in Iraq. You can tell by the size of the teeth on the representatives they sent over, to "chew" out the government :)

I guess " democracy" is just taking way too long to develop. So at this point, the West would be happy enough to settle for everyone "agreeing" to get along; long enough for them to declare victory (again) and start withdrawing their troops.

This would also mean the Mainstream Media could FINALLY refer to the situation in Iraq as a "Civil War" instead of the more politically friendly, "Low Grade Sectarian Violence"
(which sounds like something you'd find on a box of cereal).

The way I see it, until there's an actual government in place in Iraq, the country is still the "responsibility" of the United States; and as long as the country is the responsiblity of the Unted States, there will be NO "civil war". And if that's the case, then you can't really blame the Iraqi government for dragging their feet, now can you?


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