Saturday, May 29, 2004

Peace will come to Iraq There are many folks in the political center and on the left who tend to be a bit cynical, for example don't think peace will come to Iraq. Some of these folks, misunderestimate Bush as God's messanger (praise God and pass the snakes), to deliver Iraq from the evil one, Saddam Lucifer Beezlebub Hussain. So here is the scenariao: Peace will only come to Iraq resembling an Islamic mini-state. Isn't that what we all wanted? I mean, really isn't it? Fallujah may be a glimpse of Iraq's future... FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) - With U.S. marines gone and central government authority virtually nonexistent, Fallujah resembles an Islamic mini-state - anyone caught selling alcohol is flogged and paraded in the city. Men are encouraged to grow beards and barbers are warned against giving "western" hair cuts. "After all the blood that was shed, and the lives that were lost, we shall only accept God's law in Fallujah," said cleric Abdul-Qader al-Aloussi, offering a glimpse of what a future Iraq may look like as the U.S.-led occupation draws to a close. "We must capitalize on our victory over the Americans and implement Islamic sharia laws." On Sunday, for example, scores of masked mujahedeen, shouting "Allahu Akbar," or God is Great, paraded four men stripped down to their underpants atop the back of a pickup truck that drove through the city. Their bare backs were bleeding from 80 lashes they had received as punishment for selling alcohol. They were taken to a hospital where they were treated and released. Is this what the Bushies really wanted? If so, save us if the neocons and chimperor are able to get more of what they want.
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