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5th-Aug-2006 08:49 pm
From C&L:

‘I thought the Iraqis were Muslims’

Raise your hand if you find this this surprising.

Former Ambassador to Croatia Peter Galbraith is claiming President George W. Bush was unaware that there were two major sects of Islam just two months before the President ordered troops to invade Iraq, RAW STORY has learned.

In his new book, The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created A War Without End, Galbraith, the son of the late economist John Kenneth Galbraith, claims that American leadership knew very little about the nature of Iraqi society and the problems it would face after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

A year after his "Axis of Evil" speech before the U.S. Congress, President Bush met with three Iraqi Americans, one of whom became postwar Iraq’s first representative to the United States. The three described what they thought would be the political situation after the fall of Saddam Hussein. During their conversation with the President, Galbraith claims, it became apparent to them that Bush was unfamiliar with the distinction between Sunnis and Shiites.

Galbraith reports that the three of them spent some time explaining to Bush that there are two different sects in Islam — to which the President allegedly responded, "I thought the Iraqis were Muslims!"
After 9/11, immediately before the U.S. was poised to invade Iraq, the president still wasn’t aware of the schism that threatened stability in the country he was about to occupy. Typical.

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If I didn't expect this sort of shit, I'd swallow my own fucking tongue. As it is, all I can do is want to smack the fucking shit out of anyone that voted even once for this rigoddamndiculous idiot son of an asshole. If you're not embarrassed yet that this guy was elected not once but TWICE, then I'm not sure how you can manage to turn on the fucking computer without electrocuting yourself.
6th-Aug-2006 01:36 am (UTC)
I love posts like this though when I've posted my own along these lines I've always had the impotent feeling one gets from preaching to the choir. Even if this is so it still has value if for no other reason than to remind others that they're not alone in their frustration and perplexion.

No, the (P)resident had no reason to know about the schism as he never gave a red rat's ass about the people...it is and always was about the oil and what that goo would do for his and his pal's wallets.

The regoddamdiculous (love that!) morons that still blindly assert that this criminal and his croneys are "good men" are incofuckinrect. You know it and I know it. Yet I even today see W4 stickers on the backs of cars which almost always throughs me into short-term Tourettes. Rather counter-productive of me who would tell anyone else to remain calm and work quietly, even covertly for the change we crave.

6th-Aug-2006 02:05 am (UTC)
I'm not the only one who thinks he wasn't elected but that both elections were stolen. I don't think that's just sour grapes and when what really happened comes out, all of us who feel the elections were stolen will be vindicated.

I still see way too many W in '04 bumper stickers though and this is Portland, Or.
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