Sunday, March 19, 2006

Shucks and Aww . . .

Happy Anniversary, Iraq War!

Today marks the third anniversary of the invasion liberation of Iraq. Here is a list of my favorite highlights from the war:
  • That time right before the war when Cheney assured us we would be greeted as liberators
  • That time when we we continue to be greeted as liberators, with little resistance
  • That time right before the war when we were assured that oil revenues would pay for the war, and the U.S. would only have to spend $1.7 billion
  • That time when the war did not cost America very much at all
  • That time when we were told that American casualties would be very low
  • That time when we found proof that Saddam was planning a direct attack on America
  • That time we found proof of Iraq's involvement in 9/11
  • That time when we found Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • That time when terrorists took over the new Iraq, thus proving that terrorists are in Iraq and justifying our mission
  • That time, only months after the war liberation began, that we declared "Mission Accomplished"
  • That time when civilian casualties were kept to a minimum
  • That time when the world rallied behind us, uniting once-strained relationships
  • That time when Bush talked about America's sacrifice, and then candidly told us that perhaps now was not a good time for him to keep cutting taxes
  • That time when the administration took responsibility for its mistakes (if there even were any)
  • That time when America was safe from terrorist attack
  • That time we caught Osama bin Laden and brought him to justice
  • That time we reinforced our status as the moral leaders of the free world with our treatment of prisoners and our protection of rights
  • That time when all Americans were assured that dissent and disagreement are guaranteed rights, not at all tantamount to treachery

The New York Times had a good editorial today:
"While we are distracted by picking up the pieces, there is no time to imagine what the world might be like if George Bush had chosen to see things as they were instead of how he wanted them to be three years ago. History will have more time to consider the question."

12 Comments:

At 1:46 PM, Blogger Jake posited...

Oh man, good times. The best part is that the war—er, feelgood victoryliberationparty is ongoing, so we get to enjoy it more and more every day.

As long as we're reminiscing, I also enjoyed the clean campaign that Bush conducted against John Kerry in 2004, and the way he was elected fair and square in 2000.

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger Johnny V posited...

Obama in '08!

 
At 5:47 PM, Blogger P "N" K posited...

Dub where did you get that monster strikeout line on your text? that thing really slams its targeted word down.

 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger P "N" K posited...

Oh, and yes.

I do also enjoy the way Bush was elected fair and square in 2000.

You know, since he never actually lost either the original our either recount and therefore had more electoral college votes.

Damn, archaic systems like butterfly ballots and electors can suck. heh.

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger Johnny V posited...

Bush won in 2000 because he paid Korean hackers to rig the system for him.

 
At 6:53 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

Parker, I just used the "STRIKE" HTML command.

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

I just saw a headline that said "Iraq War Enters Year 4"
It is interesting to me that even though "Third Anniversary" and "Enters 4th Year" mean the same thing, the second one makes it seem so much longer.

Ahh, words.

 
At 10:18 PM, Blogger constant_k posited...

Wait, why did the first one happen but all the other ones didn't? Shouldn't it say "That time right before the war when Cheney warned us that everything would go terribly wrong and thousands of American troops would be caught in the middle of a civil war."?

Just looking out for the sarcasm-challenged here.

 
At 10:20 PM, Blogger Tom posited...

that time when those tapes turned up that proves that Hussein actually had WMD and planned to hide them from inspectors... ahh, this is pointless.

 
At 10:54 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

Actually, Max, the first and third actually happened, not just the first. For the first four entries, I chose the popular We Were Told/How It Happened format. But I did not feel I could keep up with that for the whole blog, so I switched to the new format. I see how this would cause problems, though.
Thanks for helping the sarcastically challenged though. We need to look out for the differently-abled.

 
At 10:55 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

Tom, he must have hidden them very well. It's always in the last place you look . . .

 
At 12:17 AM, Blogger P "N" K posited...

Yeah, it's funny that way.

my keys are guarenteed to be the last place I look.

 

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