Boston Globe Columnist: America Fought Japanese In WWII Due To "Foul Racism" | Main | Re-Post, Just Because I Hate Oliver Willis So Much
July 06, 2005

Another One From Taranto: Bush To Blame For Iraqi Car-Bombings

Well, all of that's obvious e-fucking-nough. Not really breaking any new ground there.

What's fascinating is how this Mensa chapter-president gets to that conclusion:

Under Saddam Hussein, in fact, cars were as rare on the streets of Iraq as ATM machines. Owning a car was a sure sign of deep loyalty to President Hussein, who tightly restricted the import of these expensive, luxury items. While palace cronies whizzed about Baghdad on Italian radials, the average Iraqi, who earned less than $300 annually, succumbed to public transportation and shoe leather.

The Bush War has changed all that. Foreign exchange has put more dinars in the hands of consumption-minded Iraqis. Near the top of the list of luxury items flowing into the country is the automobile. More than 1 million used cars have entered Iraq during the past two years, according to a police survey referenced by the Riyadh-based IFP report, "Rebuilt Iraq." Less than half that number existed in the entire country before the toppling of Saddam Hussein. Mosul, for example, which previously had only 57,000 registered cars, now has 125,000.

Cars don't kill people, as any state trooper knows. People do the killing. But suicide car bombers can't do their thing without cars. In the new Iraq, thanks to Bush's War, the bombers are daily wreaking bloody havoc.

Hmmm... Bush's illegal war pumps millions into the economy, letting ordinary Iraqis buy cars for the first time, and so, um, the car-bombings are his fault.

Les Payne's (perfect name, no?) next column: Bush Increases Drug-Use Among Underclass By Improving Economy.

Because, seriously, crack ain't cheap.

It's all a CIA plot, I tells ya.

digg this
posted by Ace at 04:32 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Splunge: "[i]"If it had grown up," she said to herself, "it ..."

Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Proudly Sponsors Wokeapalooza - The Riot Festival of Summer!: "Been saving this since I got late to the last thre ..."

[/i][/b]Clyde Shelton: "Whoa ..."

Splunge: "Eris got first. CBD gets to preside over the ONT. ..."

Charles the Simple: "Okay, I lied... ..."

Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen?: "Hola gray box people. ..."

Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- [/i][/b][/u][/s]: "WTF??? ..."

Zettai Roshia-no Asetto: "Erev tov lekholam! ..."

Charles the Simple: "Read the content. ..."

BackwardsBoy - Who can fight the beast? Revelation 13:4[/i][/s][/b][/u]: "Un-oneth. ..."

...: "The Left: Black Lives Matter   &nbs ..."

hogmartin: "ONT ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64