Friday, October 08, 2004

I'm not sure it's worth it

British hostage Kenneth Bigley has been killed.
The speaker then pulled a knife from his belt and severed Bigley's head as three others pinned him down, said the witness, who spoke on condition he not be identified. The tape ended with the killer holding up the severed head.
Barbaric. What else can be said? Oh, how about this: let's get the hell out of there. Pull out, lock, stock, & barrel. I don't give a shit about the oil: it's not worth the continued deaths. Be done with it. Call me an isolationist. Go ahead. We're getting sucked into a guagmire and just ought to pull out.

Tonight, the debates hammered home again.

The Republican incumbent accused Kerry of denigrating the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq with his claim that the United States is shouldering 90 percent of the costs and casualties. "We've got 30 countries there," Bush said, his voice rising. He mentioned Britain, Italy, Poland as well as other allies.

I don't care if we're shouldering it alone or if Malta has provided troops -- in the form of a platoon of security guards. It's a losing battle. I'm not sure there's anything that can fight religious fundamentalism.

Let's come on home while we still can.


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