This is a joke...right?

The man replacing the mayor of Baghdad — who was assassinated for his pro-American loyalties — says he is not worried about his ties to Washington. In fact, he'd like to erect a monument to honor President Bush in the middle of the city.

"We will build a statue for Bush," said Ali Fadel, the former provincial council chairman. "He is the symbol of freedom."



I hope it's gonna be even bigger than Saddam's statue: it will look so impressive when it's toppled down. 

Posted by WhyNot
1/31/2005 12:54:00 pm  
say what ? 

Posted by M
1/31/2005 12:54:00 pm  
*holds hand over mouth to keep from laughing or puking, can't decide which is more appropriate* 

Posted by angiekruger
1/31/2005 01:52:00 pm  
I say after the courage they displayed yesterday ... they've earned the "right" and the "freedom" to do whatever they want. What incredibly brave people ... terrorist beware, they may indeed ask the US to leave soon, YOU GO IRAQI PEOPLE! I think the future is bright for Iraq, and I expect great things for them by them. It is their country now ... Congratulations! 

Posted by Mechelle
1/31/2005 03:11:00 pm  
“they may indeed ask the US to leave soon”.

LOL. Isn't it what they've been asking for over a year? I thought the message had been rather loud and clear. 

Posted by WhyNot
1/31/2005 05:14:00 pm  
Well, with any luck it will all go well.... 

Posted by deviant1
1/31/2005 07:12:00 pm  
It is their country now ... Congratulations!.

"Today, was full of explosions.
i didnt leave the house, and the same goes for so many families.
i saw the press conference of the "highest commission for the elections" who organized, supposadly, everyting in the elections, right after the voting centers closed, 5 pm this afternoon.the journalists asked the executive director: how did you know that the percentage of the voters in iraq is 72% like you announced?
he asnwered: "well, the head of every voting center estimated that basing on the length of the line of the voters as he saw it!"

"the way the voting happened, is that you go to the voting center, and you go to the man that is your ration dealer, the one that you take the ration from him every month, so you tell him that you are gonna vote, he marks your name on his list, and then you vote!!!that way the goverment will know exactly who voted and who didnt, two dealers said that the next years' card won't be given to those who didnt vote..hmm" khalid jarrar



Posted by Dianne
1/31/2005 07:15:00 pm  
“... the way the voting happened, is that you go to the voting center, and you go to the man that is your ration dealer,...”.

LOL, reminds me of the Ohio's elections... 

Posted by WhyNot
1/31/2005 07:19:00 pm  
The problem with it is, the man is not just viewed by the Iraqis as an American puppet, he actually is one. The Iraqi people don't want George Bush's statue there any more than you would want a statue of Ho Chi Minh in Arlington Cemetary. 

Posted by Sarah
1/31/2005 09:24:00 pm  
Wow ... I'm sorry, I had thought that some of you were at least reality based, my mistake. You're right, when I witnessed people dancing and displaying their purple finger proudly it was just a factor of food rations. And not one reporter could coax, with a cookie perhaps, a starving Iraqi for the truth???? You guys are absolute nuts ... Honestly, if it were that easy and things were that bad in Iraq, do you not think that one smart reporter might have thought to offer a poor starving Iraqi (with a computer) some bread for a "TRUE" story. How insulting to the Iraqi people could you be! You're angry and wrong and the obvious it becomes, the meaner you get. TEMPER! TEMPER! LOL, I can not believe you just accept that crap ... anyone can blog anything. 

Posted by Mechelle
2/01/2005 12:32:00 am  
And not one reporter could coax, with a cookie perhaps, a starving Iraqi for the truth????.

The television networks were given a list of 5 polling stations where they were 'allowed' to film.
4 out of the 5 were in Shi'ite Muslim areas where the polling would be high. Every working-class Sunni polling station was out of bounds to the press.

Just how many reporters do you think are running around lose in Iraq these days, Mechelle?

Once again you should do your research. I could give you a few links but since you don't look at them and we're 'absolutely nuts' why bother.

The comment I posted earlier was made by an Iraqi. Didn't bother to check the link did you? You just decided not to believe it?

Temper! Temper!.

No Mechelle, I'm just straightforward.
I am myself always. That's one thing you can count on with me. I don't lie and I don't play games.
I am responding to you the way I am because I'm angry at myself for letting my guard down when it came to you. That is something I don't usually do and I won't ever make that mistake again.

Posted by Dianne
2/01/2005 01:16:00 am  
I think the statue is a great idea. How about they put a statue of Ali Fadel on his knees giving Bush head. Also, why don't they get Bush to hold a fuel pipe in the air with real oil pouring out of it like a waterfall.  

Posted by Jim
2/01/2005 02:25:00 am  
Again Mechelle, you mistake the news you see on television for the whole truth. 

Posted by Sarah
2/01/2005 02:26:00 am  

“... statue of Ali Fadel on his knees giving Bush head ...”.

HAHAHAHA!!! Good one, Jim, yep, that would be just grand, LOL. Your idea of the real oil pouring out is a close & worthy contender. Perhaps a huge pipeline coming out of his dick and going all the way to the US?

Methings we should make it an architect contest - some of those dudes come up with amazing ideas.

Posted by WhyNot
2/01/2005 02:54:00 am  
I found this statement to be telling.

"Fadel acknowledged that many in his country appear ungrateful for America's foreign assistance."


Posted by Dianne
2/01/2005 11:06:00 am  
Or, how bout since he's "from" Texas, there could be a smaller statue of Saddam or almost half of us right under him, and he could be doing that "piss on..." thing. 

Posted by angiekruger
2/01/2005 02:05:00 pm  



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