Monday, September 21, 2009

Rohrabacher to Iraqis: Be More Grateful!


“You ungrateful bastards! We murder your families, we destroy your country and you can’t say ‘thank you, America’ ?”

Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) seemed mostly interested in berating the Iraqis for their lack of gratitude

Then Rohrabacher opened his mouth.

"I have never heard one word of gratitude from the Iraqi people about the 4,300 Americans who lost their lives," he exclaimed.

"We went to Iraq to try and free your people and now we're being blamed for sectarian violence," he said.

"Don't blame us because that type of bloodlust exists in your society."


Webmaster's Commentary:

Unflipping believable, in light of the facts:

1. There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq: the US knew that, and it was just a pack-of-lies ploy to get the war started.

2. Iraqis enjoyed one of the highest standards of living in the Middle East before the invasion and occupation.

3. Iraqis had one of the highest standards of education before the invasion and occupation.

4. The US completely destroyed Iraqi infrastructure in terms of water, medical care and energy, which will take decades to rebuild.

5. The US destroyed countless cultural artifacts, which are a part of what gives a people and a country its sense of history.

6. The US created death and destruction through the use of depleted uranium weapons, causing cancer and massive birth defects in Iraq's kids.

7. The ethnic strife between Shiite and Sunni Muslims was cynically manipulated by the US as a means to "divide and conquer"; this hadn't been a part of the Iraqi culture before the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

8. There are reports by various international groups that over a million Iraqis (men, women and children) have died because of the invasion. Some estimates run to two million dead.

9. Over two million have also left Iraq to camps in surrounding countries.

And it is for these consequences of the invasion and occupation of Iraq that Rohrabacher thinks the Iraqi people should be more grateful?!?!?


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