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Posted on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 8:53 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

To the tune of "If you're happy and you know it":

If we cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq.
If the markets hurt your Mama, bomb Iraq.
If the terrorists are Saudi
And the bank takes back your Audi
And the TV news is lousy,
Bomb Iraq.

If the corporate scandals growin', bomb Iraq.
And your ties to them are showin', bomb Iraq.
If the smoking gun ain't smokin'
We don't care, and we're not jokin'.
That Saddam will soon be croakin',
Bomb Iraq.

Even if we have no allies, bomb Iraq.
From the sand dunes to the valleys, bomb Iraq.
So to hell with the inspections;
Let's look tough for the elections,
Close your mind and take directions,
Bomb Iraq.

While the globe is slowly warming, bomb Iraq.
Yay! the clouds of war are storming, bomb Iraq.
If the ozone hole is growing,
Some things we prefer not knowing.
(Though our ignorance is showing),
Bomb Iraq.

So here's one for dear old daddy, bomb Iraq,
From his favorite little laddy, bomb Iraq.
Saying NO would look like treason.
It's Hussein's hunting season.
Even if we have no reason,
Bomb Iraq.
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 1:28 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I just wish now that he's put the ring of his finger he'd disappear like he's supposed to (and hopefully end up in the fires of Mordor).
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 11:57 am:   Edit PostPrint Post


"What can men do against such reckless hate?" -- King Theoden
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 11:30 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Frodo has Failed!
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 11:08 am:   Edit PostPrint Post


The SWP aren't all that bad. I met a very pleasant young SWP lady on a demo in London recently. Although I did have to dissuade her from trying to get into rucks with policmen lining the march as it just wasn't that sort of demo and we had a fair degree of support from individual policemen for the demo.
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 11:03 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Pataphysician - Well stated, and I agree completely.

Despite George W's continual references to having "proof", a convincing case has yet to be made - it's very embarassing...

I think that you're right on the money as well, Lord Goblin.
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 11:01 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Bush is just a conceited little prick who wants to finish what his daddy failed to do 12 years ago.

Blair is an arrogant, opinionated little wanker who believes he is infallible and has an embarrasing personal obsession with licking George Bush's balls.

I don't know about US public opinion but public opinion in the UK is very strongly (over 70%) against starting a war with Iraq without UN backing. Does that matter to Blair? It seems not.
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 10:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

As always, it depends on how you ask the question. As I recall a poll a few weeks back, when asked "If there were evidence that Iraq posed a real threat to the U.S., should we attack them?" more than half said "Yes".

But when asked if Bush had made the case that Iraq was a real threat more than half said "No" and that for that reason they were against war.

As things stand now I think most Americans are against attacking Iraq. Bush has made no case for doing so.
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 10:20 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I live in the US and I disagree that "most Americans" are in favor of miltary action against Iraq - in fact, I've noticed just the opposite. The commercial media, as well as NPR, seem to be running quite a bit of "anti-war" material. George W's daily war-calls seems to be out of touch from what I see.

Of course, I'm from California - someone from Texas or the South may notice a very different public opinion.
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 9:58 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

John le Carre' agrees with you on one point, Gasspectro:

Scroll down on the front page for a link to his article.
Posted on Monday, January 13, 2003 - 6:12 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Going out to demos is always worthwhile; you get out of the house and meet new friends in a party atmosphere (as long as it's not a Socialist Worker (tm) demo).

The British have the right idea--a few tactical work stoppages can make a difference. The firefighters's strike forced the MoD to divert reserves to replace them, while the only two train drivers qualified on a specific rail link refused to carry ammunition destined for Iraq.
Posted on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 3:07 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Public opinion, of the impending war with Iraq,is not "quite unpopular." Quite the contrary, Most Americans feel that military intervention is necessary at this juncture. It may not be popular with you, or I, but that is the status.
Posted on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 2:30 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

...and it looks like a matter of when, not if.

You can blame the economy for that. Notably absent from the Bushling's 'economic stimulus plan' was, "attack someone so we can pump a lot of money into the private sector". Iraq just happens to be there at the right time.

There will be a huge march on D.C. on the 18th. Count on it to be under-reported, undercounted and generally written off. This war is quite unpopular, but it's not like the public opinion matters at this point.

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