Tuesday, December 25, 2007
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By Justin Raimondo
".....“The bomber’s target was the checkpoint, manned by members of a local neighborhood watch and the Oil Protection Force, rather than the residential complex. Neighborhood patrols, which are mainly Sunni and include many former insurgents, have been credited by the U.S. military with helping to reduce violence. But they have increasingly come under attack by al Qaeda militants.”
Aha! So the War Party is right, after all: the main enemy in Iraq is Al Qaeda, and we’ve supposedly won over the “good” insurgents, now dubbed ”former” insurgents. Oh, but wait ...
Aside from the hellish irony of the suicide bomber devastating the site of a funeral, we learn that it was the funeral of a father and son who “had been killed hours earlier in a shootout with U.S. forces. The U.S. military said its troops had killed two ‘armed individuals’ and was investigating whether they were members of a neighborhood patrol.”
Ok, let’s see if I’ve got this straight: Al Qaeda bombed a funeral for “former” insurgents who had just been killed in a shoot-out with the Americans. This is the reality of Diyala, the War Party’s much-touted model province.
So who are we fighting, and who are the “good” guys in this sectarian maze—and what, precisely, are we trying to do in Iraq? Imagine you are a soldier in iraq at this very moment: who is the enemy? Or, more likely: who isn’t?......
They lied us into war with a series of outrageous fabrications and dubious ”intelligence," and now they’re keeping us at war by creating imaginative narratives that have little or no relation to the truth. This Christmas morning I hesitate to remind you that they call Lucifer the ”father of lies,” yet there you have it. "