Monday, October 10, 2005

Death And Glory


"People worry a lot about how the Arab street is going to react. Well, I see that the Arab street has gotten very, very quiet since we started blowing things up."
Donald Kagan, Co-Chairman, Project For A New American Century
Interview with Paul William Roberts, Sept. 2002, In: A War Against Truth, Raincoast, pg 39.

Very, very quiet, indeed.

But then again, these people decided a long time ago to never let reality get in the way of their Empire building:

"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality - judiciously, as you will - we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
Bush Admin Official Speaking (Derisively) to Ron Suskind, Summer 2002
First published Oct 17, 2004, NY Times

All of which is fine and good, especially if the Empire Loyalists are successful in portraying the Iraqi resistance through an Islamo-Fascist lens.

But what happens if and when their countrymen begin to seriously 'study' things like this?


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