Back to the Future in Iraq

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Iraqi Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Babakir Zebari, US Lieutenant General Michael Barbero, and unidentified Blackwater bodyguard-zombie-cannibal

Iraq’s Top General Says US Army Must Remain Until 2020

“If I were asked about the withdrawal, I would say to politicians: the US army must stay until the Iraqi army is fully ready in 2020.”

Ready for what?

King Kong

But Reuters military analyst Adil al-Azawi actually answered that question.

“The statement of Lieutenant General Babakir Zebari is professional and has a high degree of credibility,” said Azawi, a former army colonel. “The Iraqi army does not have even 20 percent of the arms of the armies of neighboring countries.”

For example, Iraq has ordered 140 Abrams tanks but got its first shipment of 11 just recently.

So apparently the the ultimate outcome of US intervention in Iraq after ten more years will be replacing Saddam’s rust-bucket army and Soviet-era tanks with a state-of-the art miltary establishment capable of defending itself or attacking neighboring countries…

…like Kuwait, and that brings us back to our future of endless idiocy and senseless wars.

 

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  1. BAQUBA, Iraq, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — The death toll from the house bomb explosion in the eastern province of Diyala early on Wednesday rose to 10 and five soldiers wounded, a provincial police source said.

    Basra, Iraq, Aug. 7 (NY Times) The death toll of the Basra bombing rose to 43 by Sunday morning, according to an official at the Interior Ministry, and another 185 were wounded. Also Sunday, a parked car filled with explosives detonated outside a passport office — the first reports put the casualty toll at eight killed and 50 wounded.

    Aug 11, Baghdad (BBC) A government official said gunmen shot and killed a prominent female doctor in Baghdad.  The official said armed men broke into the home of the chief of the Alwiyah maternity hospital in central Baghdad.

    Ramadi, Iraq, Aug. 9 (McClatchy) Seven people were killed and eight others injured by a suicide bomber driving a car laden with explosives in the city of Ramadi, about 75 miles outside Baghdad.

    And so on.

  2. My source at the CIA says they have a tape of Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein watching the original King Kong together.

    Osama: Shall we sic a big monkey on them, O my brother?

    Saddam: I can buy a big monkey from Niger!

    Osama: Fay Wray will be my houri in Paradise!

    Saddam: Your houri! Shut up! Fay Wray shall be mine!

    Osama: You’re a monkey!

    (They wrestle. Dick Cheney appears with a model airplane and a blueprint of the WTC.)

    Cheney: [redacted]

    Osama: [redacted}

    Saddam: [redacted]

    (Tape ends.)

    • Edger on August 13, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Capitalism rocks.

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