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What hath George W. Bush wrought? - Jason Lindquist
Idle ramblings of an idle mind
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What hath George W. Bush wrought?
For those of you not paying attention, shit like this:
[Insurgents] showed up at his house one night in 2005. While some stood guard outside, four masked men herded the entire family into a back room and demanded that he hand over the keys to his vehicles. He refused to surrender his livelihood in spite of their threats.

Then they shot his 12-year-old daughter, Sarah.

Naser handed over the keys, then covered his daughter's body with a cloth so the children would not see the blood.

"They saw that man shoot their sister," he says, nodding toward three of his children. "Their mother up to now can't forget that image of how they shot her daughter. She always has a nightmare about it, sometimes crying a lot."

Naser said he recognized some of the men, and they ordered him to move away or they would return to kill the whole family.

If something like that happened to your family, do you think you might be pissed enough to chuck a shoe at the foreign leader responsible for creating that environment?

Current Mood: disgusted

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jlindquist From: jlindquist Date: December 18th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, 'cause sympathy isn't a core Republican value...
dannyman From: dannyman Date: December 18th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd chuck both shoes, especially if in my culture shoe-chucking were considered to be a fundamental insult.

All the same, let us also acknowledge that it wasn't Bush who shot the guy's daughter, and that before the invasion shit like this happened, only the thugs were called the Ba'ath Party. But yeah the occupation has been sucktastically botched, allowing a lot of room for this kind of shit to happen.

-danny
jlindquist From: jlindquist Date: December 18th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
it wasn't Bush who shot the guy's daughter,

That doesn't absolve him of an ounce of responsibility. He created the environment that allows this to happen on such a large scale.

before the invasion shit like this happened, only the thugs were called the Ba'ath Party.

Not on this scale, and generally, you had to do something to provoke it. If you kept your opinions to yourself and went about your own business, they left you alone. And then Cowboy Decider came to town...
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