Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

February 1, 2005

I think this means they’re losing

Filed under: — Different River @ 9:26 pm

Iraqi terrorists have taken GI Joe hostage! And they are threatening to “behead him in 72 hours unless the Americans release Iraqi prisoners.”

Take a look at the AP story here and the pictures Matt Drudge has posted here.

For those of you who aren’t up on these things (for Americans, this means you haven’t watched TV cartoons in 35 years), “GI Joe” is a brand of toy soldier. (Are the insurgents learning their techniques from Dan Rather?)

(Note: The AP caption on the photo does not indicate that it’s not of a real person. Looks like the AP is fooled more easily than Matt Drudge. Does that surprise anyone anymore?)

Folks, I think this means the “insurgents” are losing. First, they threatened to kill all the American soldiers (remember “Baghdad Bob“?), but the invasion was over in three weeks, with most of the Iraqi Army refusing to fight. Then, they said the Iraqis would fight against the “occupiers,” but they had to import insurgents from all the other Middle Eastern countries, to fight the Iraqis who were joining the new Iraqi National Guard.

Then, just last week, they threatened to kill any Iraqi who voted — but were only able to kill 36 people out of the 8 or 9 million or so who voted (that’s about 0.0004%) — even when the voters had ink-stained fingers to easily identify them as targets!

Now, instead of actually capturing hostages, they have to go to the toy store to buy dolls, and hope no one recognizes the pictures.

Folks, they’re losing. Five years from now, Iraq will be a flourishing democracy, and the argument in the U.S. will be between Republicans who will argue that George W. Bush deserves some credit, and Democrats who will claim it was all “inevitable.” You heard it here first.

One Response to “I think this means they’re losing”

  1. fridjtof Says:

    To quote Tim Blair, “We were warned that Bush would turn Iraq into a puppet regime, but none of us suspected that he’d use actual puppets.” (http://timblair.net/ee/index.php/weblog/comments/try_cutting_the_head_off_stretch_armstrong/)

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