Things to understand about Iraq
Since people may be confused let me explain a few things
He is the most powerful man in Iraq today.
His name is Moqtada Al-Sadr. His daddy was
killed by Saddam. Millions follow him
He cannot control all those who fight in his name
He is the commander of US forces in Iraq.
His name is John Abizaid.
He cannot protect anyone in Iraq, not even
This is the ambassador. See the men with him.
They are his mercenary bodyguard
Without them, he would be killed by many
Iraqis. They might even remove his head.
He is the powerless prime minister.
His name is Maliki
In reality, he answers to the man with the
He is a drunk.
His name is Christopher Hitchens
He likes the war. He likes it a lot.
He drinks to support it, he talks
to support it, he even insults to
He does not fight to support it.
This is a burning pipeline. Iraq has a lot of
oil. A great deal of oil
But they keep blowing up the pipelines.
Why? Because without oil, there is no
money, and if there is no money,
Maliki can do very little
They are the guerrillas.
They kill Americans
They kill Iraqis.
No one can stop them
He is an Iraqi policeman
We think he works for Sadr, like the prime
minister. We think he protects Shia.
We think the Shia kill their neighbors
when they feel like it.
This is the Iraqi Army
We think they work for Sadr as well, and may
also kill their neighbors at will
They are American soldiers.
They are supposed to stop the killing.
They are Iraqi civilians
Everyone kills them
posted by Steve @ 2:11:00 AM