...For what the air campaign, and the "offensives into neighborhoods," are really saying is brutally frank:Emphasis mine.
"We invaded your country under knowingly false pretenses . . . We destroyed your infrastructure, we destroyed your society, we destroyed your history, we enthroned extremist militias to rule over you, we tortured your sons and fathers in the same hellhole that Saddam used, we killed a million of your people and drove millions more from their homes. And we intend to stay here for as long as we like, in the vast 'enduring bases' we are building on your land. Now if you don't accept this, if you keep shooting at us and trying to make us leave, then we will go on bombing your families in their homes, we will go on killing your women and children, until you stop."
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
From Chris Floyd, writing about increasing so-called 'collateral damage' in Iraq: