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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Biden wants to cut and run

If Biden thinks this is the way to be presidential, ehh, he is wrong: Sen. Joseph Biden (news, bio, voting record) of Delaware, who is aiming for the 2008 presidential race, said the Iraqis must have a constitution that unites fighting factions of the society or "it's game over." "We can't want peace in Iraq more than the Iraqis want it," Biden said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "We can't want it more than they want it. And if they don't step up to the ball, we're going to be gone." Ok, this is one of the dumbest statement ever said about this war, because, well, the supreme majority of iraqis want peace. It's just their leaders are too busy playing politics, setting up alliances, and setteling old scores to get that ball rolling properly. Not to mention, this statement is ignoring the effect of Syria and Iran in financing and supplying the warring factions, not to mention the agents of random chaos called Al Qaeda's foreign fighters. But sure, blame the Iraqis and claim that you will get the hell out if they "don't want peace!". And please ignore the mayhem that will ensue the moment the american troops aren't there to stabalize the situation, and encouraging effect and moral boost such a statement must give the Al Qaeda fighters, who must now believe that their campaign to defeat America is succeeding. People, have some persepctive: There are 150,000 troops in Iraq, and only 2,200 deaths after 3 years of occupation with a bloody insurgency going on and an invasion of an entire country. Your casuality rate after 3 years and fighting a major war is not even 2% and you want to just give up and run away? Are you kidding me? Ahh aggrevation in the morning. Try to ignore Biden. Must relax. Think Happy thoughts. Eva Langoria and Jessica Alba mudwrestling...naked. Yes. Much better!

14 Comments:

At 3/15/2006 02:05:00 AM, Anonymous Aya said...

Sandmoneky, you are incredible! I will think of George Clooney and Keanu Reeves sunbathing in a tropical island instead!

On a more serious note, I am hoping that the American decision-makers are smarter than Biden who is playing on feelings of discontent towards the war at home.

 
At 3/15/2006 03:31:00 AM, Anonymous Unixronin said...

I'm not familiar with Eva Langoria (nor as familiar with Jessica Alba as I'd like to be ... [does the Groucho Marks eyebrow thing]). Can I have Jessica without the mud, please?

 
At 3/15/2006 03:53:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

Aya, thanks for the very disturbing mental image.

Unixronin, the monkey got you coverd:

http://egyptiansandmonkey.blogspot.com/2005/10/jessica-albanaked.html

 
At 3/15/2006 04:55:00 AM, Blogger finished2912 said...

Biden is an Old Looney politician from a 2 bit State. When I was 16, I used to sell ice cream from a truck and his development was on my route. He had just lost his wife to an auto accident. In Delaware- hick town USA -that type of tragedy gets you the sympathy vote - after all they have a governor who is a high school drop out going on her second term. This person still reminds me of a child who hates school. Every time you say the word snow she closes all of the public schools. Anyway, Biden has always been a light weight and only has a seniority status because Delaware has so little to offer. Some people need to be ignored.

 
At 3/15/2006 05:06:00 AM, Blogger finished2912 said...

Also, and I fear saying this will bring on some slings and arrows, I also see the casuality rate as low. I am impressed that the US army can move those huge numbers of people a third of the way around the world so safely. If those same 150,000 people had never left our borders I wonder how many of them would be dead from the everyday stuff that goes on here like auto accidents, city violence, drug deaths?

 
At 3/15/2006 06:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are missing the point. The pretense for going to war w/ Iraq was faulty in the first place. The American public was given 30 million different reasons why this war was waged, and all of them smacked of retardedness. Therefore it seems a bit of waste that 2,200 US troops and innumerable Iraqis have died. Having said that, I don't nessecarily agree w/ Biden. I think the US Gov. instigated this mess and now it is there's to clean up. No matter what, everyone's screwed.

 
At 3/15/2006 08:27:00 AM, Anonymous mojo said...

150,000 is only the troop level at 1 given time. The troops are regularly rotated, so the actual total number of troops who have been to Iraq is more like 400,000. which would make the death rate somthing like around 0.5% even less if you only include those killed in action. This is perhaps the lowest combat death rate for a major military operation in history

 
At 3/15/2006 10:40:00 AM, Blogger waterdragon52 said...

why is it that people who post as anonymous usually express dopey opinions. The pretext underwhich the Coalition invaded Iraq was reasonable and probable cause to believe that Saddam was trying to circumvent measures imposed after Gulf War I to keep him from re-arming. And, although no huge stockpiles of contraband were found after the invasion, it's as likely as not that the stuff was taxied out of the country to Syria and Lebanon with help from the Russians who sold the stuff to Saddam in the first place as is being claimed by a number of parties. This was the #1 reason given because it was the only reason, under international law, underwhich approval could have been obtained by the various governments that formed the Coalition.

Iraq was not broken by the Coalition. It was already broken, primarily by 60 years of Baathist rule and who knows how many centuries of sectarian rivalries. Nor was it in a state of peace, domestically or beyond its borders. Saddam was a sponsor of terror, running terrorist training camps within his borders, providing death benefits to the families of Palestinian "shahids" while he oppressed his own nation with a brutality that the Palestinians couldn't even begin to imagine and served as the marriage broker between bin Laden and Zawahiri. Iraq was a failed state. France, China and Russia opposed the invasion because they were selling Saddam all sorts of weaponry and benefiting from the oil-for-food scam, not because they were great humanitarians concerned about the effects of war on the Iraqi nation. (Neither Russia nor China are pikers when it comes to ravaging populations in pursuit of their geopolitical agendas, either directly or through "proxies".)

The most important reason for the Coalition to stay is because the Iraqi people seem to want them to, and the vast majority remain optimistic that they are neither doomed to be ruled by secular or theocratic despots. The Coalition has little to be ashamed of. I can't say the same of the UNSC members who opposed the invasion or neighbouring countries who are fueling the sectarian violence.

 
At 3/15/2006 11:52:00 AM, Anonymous Scott said...

Our American Left are such a bunch of traitorous pussies. We sacrifice 20,000 lives a year for the cause of driving. Changing the geopolitical face of central Asia is not worth 2200 lives a year however as far as these scum are concerned. If ignored, the Sadams, and the Iranian Mullahs ... along with the Saudi Whahabists can throw the entire world into the dark ages. All they have to do is cut the oil flow in half. They don't even have to stop it. The world cannot afford ... mankind can not afford to NOT interfere in central Asia. Biden knows this and so does most of the Left's politicians. But they are willing to screw with the safety and security of the entire world to regain their power in America's government. Now THAT's sick. Truly sick and evil.

 
At 3/15/2006 12:00:00 PM, Anonymous Scott said...

anonymous,

Pull your head out of your butt! America went to war with Iraq because it was the most convenient place to start. The world will go to hell in a hand basket if central Asia continues on the course the Whahabis and the Mullahs have set. Uneless you are actually an islamist who supports these goons you are an idiot. But if the former ... you are dead ... as soon as we can get to you.

 
At 3/15/2006 01:04:00 PM, Anonymous Aya said...

Sandmonkey, no problem! I think that for some women it might not be :) (mudwrestling might be interpreted as disturbing too)

 
At 3/15/2006 01:17:00 PM, Blogger Christine said...

Yes Sandmonkey. More happy thoughts and less banging the head on the desk. Far too many idiots to deal with in your near future.

As far as the rest is concerned, what Waterdragon said.

 
At 3/15/2006 03:27:00 PM, Blogger soylentgreen48 said...

Even if the whole WMD thing was totally incorrect at the time there is no doubt that having used WMDs before Saddam would develop more and use them when he wanted to. I cannot understand why the U.S. is portrayed as the 'world's policeman', altruism was never high on the U.S. agenda as is true for nearly every other country in the world(ok-every other country). Saddam had to go and that's it, spurious reasons or not but now that the coalition(not just yanks there folks)has the tiger by the tail it HAS to stay because we know how well 'Vietnamisation' worked. Leaving before the insurgency is dealt with will kill tens of thousands of innocent Iraqi's, leave the survivors in an Islamic state and have achieved zip. A secular democratic Iraq is the only way to peace otherwise you have Syria and Turkey to one side and Iran on the other, you do the math. BW48

 
At 7/16/2006 11:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"finished2912 said...
He (Biden)had just lost his wife to an auto accident. In Delaware- hick town USA -that type of tragedy gets you the sympathy vote"

This is either misleading or inaccurate. Biden lost his wife and young daughter and his two sons were severely injured in a tragic accident (Dec. '73)over a month AFTER he was elected to the US Senate. Maybe you mean the people of Delaware re-elected Biden 6 years later and 5 more times out of sympathy? I really doubt it.

If the best you can come up with is to falsely slam someone by using the most horrible of tragedies against him, I really feel sorry for you.

 

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