October 29, 2003

can you feel the love?

you know, he's always trying, that trent lott. obviously, there's no love lost between lott and the bush administration after his ousting as senate majority leader late last year for his little faux de pas about wishing strom thurmond had won the presidency half a century ago. and now, he, like a few other republicans, are starting to break away from the party line of the rosy picture in iraq that the white house keeps telling us exists if only we'd look hard enough. lott, naturally has the perfect solution.

“Honestly, it’s a little tougher than I thought it was going to be,” Lott said. In a sign of frustration, he offered an unorthodox military solution: “If we have to, we just mow the whole place down, see what happens. You’re dealing with insane suicide bombers who are killing our people, and we need to be very aggressive in taking them out.”

yes, the old 'unorthodox' answer of 'kill 'em all.' i'm sure that wouldn't cause any problems whatsoever. the whole arab world would line up with us in a heartbeat. and maybe we could salt the earth afterwards as an extra little poke in the eye. razing cities, indiscriminate killing -- hey, what are we to do? they hate freedom.

honestly, i don't understand how people actually say these things seriously. the next line in the article is just priceless after this statement.

Republicans fear they could suffer in the polls if the situation does not improve, since the administration’s Iraq policy is so closely associated with Bush.

i think if the military followed lott's advice, the last thing on republicans' minds would be the polls.

Posted by kilgore at October 29, 2003 09:03 PM | TrackBack
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