June 29, 2004


Compare and contrast: post-war Germany and post-war Iraq.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 29, 2004 04:02 AM

He forgot one:

Accomplishment: Occupation Troops Leave
Iraq: Pending (14 months so far)
Germany: Pending (709 months so far)

Posted by: Ken Summers at June 29, 2004 at 04:45 AM

Thanks, Tim!

Posted by: Chuck Simmins at June 29, 2004 at 04:58 AM

Brilliant work, Chuck.

Posted by: tim at June 29, 2004 at 05:05 AM

When I was stationed in Germany, the appreciation for the American soldier varied with the distance from the then-known-as International German Border....The Wall. The closer to the wall, the more people liked you. This was certainly true in 1982.

I have to wonder where the Iraqi equivalent of the Wall will be.....the Sunni Triangle? The Syrian/Iranian border? Or will it be less physical and more spiritual?

Posted by: The Real JeffS at June 29, 2004 at 05:15 AM

JeffS, it will probably be the Kurdish zone. The closer to that, the more the like.

Does that sentence read properly?


Posted by: Quentin George at June 29, 2004 at 08:33 AM

It reads fine, Quentin. And you're probably correct!

Posted by: The Real JeffS at June 29, 2004 at 09:29 AM

The only point on which we're dragging the chain is war trials, so bring it on! Saddam, are you ready? Come on down!!!

Posted by: Freddyboy at June 29, 2004 at 03:29 PM

Freddtboy, you are spot on

Is the presumption of innocence still required for Saddam?

I don't think so.

March him in, run the trial, shoot him.

Celebratary (sp?) drinks all round - and let a few mags off for good measure if your in Iraq.

Posted by: Razor at June 29, 2004 at 08:07 PM

I know I know - you are not your

I'm tired ok

Posted by: Razor at June 29, 2004 at 08:08 PM