Monday, June 13, 2005

More good news coming from Iraq.

If it was this easy to accomplish so much, we should try to do it again, in Syria and Iran.

15 Comments:

Anonymous mucksavage said...

ah cowboy george is not going to give up yet remember hes got a mandate from the american people now. first term he was just checkin out how good his army is this term he going for the grand slam if iran and syria go as GOOD as iraq then its time for them little yellow men in n korea to get a beatin never mind them flattenin seoul shock and awe has already proved how that fixes everything. the world is in safe hands as long as no one takes his crayons he might think its the canadians there closest

5:03 PM  
Blogger Finnpundit said...

I'm glad you agree.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, go ahead GW, invade Iran. And watch world economy sink into a recession as millions of barrels of oil production per day disappear from the market.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW: Finnpundit: You say you'll a finn. Have you lived in Finland? Did you grew up in here? Did you use our health care system or educational system? I mean do you know something about our daily lives and how that welfare state thing - which you seem to hate so much - affects in our lives?

8:47 AM  
Blogger Finnpundit said...

Yes.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if you do have some degree from, college, university, or any other education you probably got it because Finland is welfare state. And I am not going in to other things like free health care (Allthought it's declining.) etc.

Finland has it's flaws - some of them what you have indroduced to english spoken world - but all-in-all welfare state is pretty good for it's citicens. But it's kinda walking in a slack rope, you'd have to take care that people will not give all control of thier life for the officials. In my childhood 60's & 70's finland use to be kinda welfare dictatorship, everything was controlled by gov. but no days it's on pretty good balance and we'd have to thank for USSR's breakdown for it. Which - in some extend - we'd have to thank Reagan's politics early 80's. Fortunately all that rearmament caused USSR's bankruptcy but that's another story.

5:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If it was this easy..."

Indeed; as Mr. Adleman said "a cake walk".

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?storyID=8808464

1709 dead Americans. When it gets to 2000 dead soldiers, shall we start describing it as "slightly tricky"?

9:55 AM  
Blogger Finnpundit said...

"So if you do have some degree from, college, university, or any other education you probably got it because Finland is welfare state."

Actually, I got my degrees at private universities in the US, no thanks to the Finnish welfare state.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Finnpundit said...

"When it gets to 2000 dead soldiers, shall we start describing it as "slightly tricky"?"

Still beats the 50,000+ dead in Vietnam, - and this was supposed to be another Vietnam.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Still beats the 50,000+ dead in Vietnam, - and this was supposed to be another Vietnam."

I'm sure that makes their families feel much better.

The US was in Vietnam from 57 to 75, so give the Iraqis time. But whilst 50,000 looks unlikely judging from current US opinion polls (which put you in the minority - thinking it was worth it), even the first bipartisan attempt in Congress to bring the troops home is aiming for Oct. 2006 - still over a year away, and that resolution will almost certainly fail. Its sad, but more Americans will die - probably hundreds - before they come home, let alone the thousands of Iraqis who are dying. Some analysts are talking a US presence in Iraq for decades. And whilst undoubtedly Coalition and Iraqi troops are having successes, so are the insurgents as their intelligence and technical capabilities increase. The US dead would have been much higher if it wasn't for modern body armour and the excellence of the US military's medics and their equipment, and the USMC has admitted the IEDs that have been killing numerous marines recently are a step ahead in technology that can pierce tank armour.

I don't know if you know anyone who has served in Iraq but I do, and what he described whilst not all doom and gloom, was hardly the rosy picture you seem to believe in.

3:14 AM  
Blogger Finnpundit said...

I really doubt that you care about the families or the forces in Iraq. The number one complaint I hear from the forces there is of people like you who don't support the mission they're on.

That was how Vietnam failed, with backstabbers like you at home, weakening the will of the public. No, please don't speak for the military or their families, you are just one voice, and you're attitude gives you little credibility.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That was how Vietnam failed, with backstabbers like you at home, weakening the will of the public."

Sure, it was just the "backstabbers"; nothing to do with the public seeing the horror 50,000 dead soldiers, and many times more injured and traumatised. When the public loses faith in a policy and forces a change - that's called democracy. It seems something your not totally comfortable with. Perhaps it's coming from a welfare state country originally?

You really are a piece of work: writing a blog to publicise your views and then telling people to keep quiet when they dare to disagree with your "wisdom". Your slightly totalitarian attitude gives you very little credibility in my eyes.

12:27 PM  
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3:39 PM  
Blogger Mikko Sandt said...

Anonymous:
even the first bipartisan attempt in Congress to bring the troops home is aiming for Oct. 2006 - still over a year away, and that resolution will almost certainly fail.

So what? What's the rush? That's the last thing you should do in a situation like this where the Americans have a chance to provide a positive future for millions.

People will die - that's just something you either accept or you don't accept as a price for freedom.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the rush indeed? So many more foreign journalists to shoot, so many more Arabs to torture. Before long, I'm sure evil our welfare socialist prisons will have stacks of naked bodies. Then we will truly be free!

2:20 AM  

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