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Iraq must be disarmed of its weapons of mass destruction. We will invade Iraq and disarm it by force.

AND NOW……..

Saddam is a despotic monster, we will invade Iraq and bring about a regime change and liberate the Iraqis.

THEN……..

We will encourage the opposition to stage an internal coup……

AND NOW, when the opposition remains fragmented and powerless…..

We will invade Iraq to remove him by force.

THEN…..

Saddam Hussein must flee his country and go into exile, else we will come in and kill him.

NOW…..

Getting Saddam Hussein alive or dead will not determine the victory of this war.

THEN….

Saddam Hussein continues to develop weapons of mass destruction and Iraq has so many of them that they are coming out of Saddam’s ears and pose a threat to the entire world.

NOW….

We are inside Iraq and rolling in unopposed but there are no WMDs yet.

THEN….

Iraqi soldiers are surrendering by the hundreds and thousands.

NOW….

The surrendering was a strategy to use artillery against us and also get some of our marines ambushed and killed.

THEN…..

We will be greeted by dancing and singing Iraqis who will take us to their hearts as their liberators.

NOW….

We are encountering ‘heroic resistance’, ‘pockets of and ‘fierce resistance’ in every city that we are hoping to conquer and hoist our flag.

UMM Qasr has fallen without a whimper, our forces have raised the stars and stripes. Its all a cake walk.

NOW…..

Umm Qasr is still not secure, neither is Basra, nor Nassariya nor Najaf. Nothing is secure yet.

THEN….

Our forces will blitzkrieg across Southern Iraq and will ‘shock and awe’ the Iraqis and occupy and secure all southern oil fields.

NOW…..

Southern oil fields have all been set ablaze by the Iraqis and pose immense danger. They are not secure at all. We have not been able to secure the Rumeilla oil fields as we had hoped

WHAT THEY SAID………

Iraqi soldiers are surrendering by the thousands

WHAT THEY SHOW……..

The same two men waving a white flag and no one else since then

WHAT THEY DO NOT SHOW

Iraqi soldiers surrendering by the thousands

WHAT THEY SAID………

Our war is not against the people of Iraq

WHAT THEY SHOW

The rascals laying waste a centuries old city which like the ‘meat’ which non-vegetarians eat, is somehow objectified and divested of all life as though Baghdad is only cement and concrete and only buildings and sites.

WHAT THEY DO NOT SHOW……..

The five year old Iraqi girl child with injuries to her spine that she will never walk again.

Another child with severe burn injuries to the face which has disfigured over two-thirds of its face.

Aerial bombardment which has destroyed an orphanage.

The considerable loss of Iraqi lives, innocent men, women and children, in the 8 days of relentless bombardment of baghdad and cutting the water and electricity supplies to basra.

WHAT THEY SAID……..

Saddam Hussein is loosing his grip over the war and his people and that the people of Iraq are beginning to welcome the liberators..

WHAT THEY SHOW………..

An odd Kurd in the North and an odd Shia in the South, accepting some potable water from the invading forces.

WHAT THEY DO NOT SHOW……

The fierce pride of the Iraqis who will not accept anything from these white Christians and who will not flee their country seeking refuge in another country.

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