Sunday, March 02, 2008

Iraq hearts Ahmadinejad

As we slog toward the sixth year of Bush's quagmire, we have yet another example of why invading Iraq was such a bad idea.

Pomp and ceremony greeted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his arrival in Iraq on Sunday, the fanfare a stark contrast to the rushed and secretive visits of his bitter rival U.S. President George W. Bush.

Ahmadinejad held hands with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani as they walked down a red carpet to the tune of their countries' national anthems, his visit the first by an Iranian president since the two neighbours fought a ruinous war in the 1980s.

His warm reception, in which he was hugged and kissed by Iraqi officials and presented with flowers by children, was Iraq's first full state welcome for any leader since the U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003.
Hand holding! Hugging and kissing! Flowers!

Well, the Bush administration did assure us that there would be flowers following the invasion. They just didn't tell us that The New Hitler would be the one receiving them.

How many people do you think would have supported this abomination if George W. Bush had acknowledged in 2002 that the result would be an Iraqi government that literally embraces Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?


Suricou Raven said...

The invasion was founded fromm the start on the complete lie that the people of Iraq were just like Americans - that, once liberated, they would thank the US for bringing them freedom and settle into a secular government, ready to adopt all the comforts and lifestyles of Americans.

What the planners and the US public didn't expect was to find that Iraq was actually comprised of a number of religious factions all bent on the destruction of all others, held in check only by the brutal but effective police force of Saddam, all of them seeking an Islamic government (Their own version of islam, of course) and all considering the US to be corrupt.

UncommonSense said...


To say nothing of the fact that Iraq is majority Shia, and that a majority Shia government hewing more closely to Iran was not only predictable, but predicted as a consequence of the invasion.