Friday, June 15, 2007

Are You Smarter Than The Commander Of US Forces In Iraq?

Pollyana Petraeus said that he hoped the bombing of the al-Askari shrine in Samarra would unite Iraqi leaders.

Yes. Of course. That's what generally happens when you bomb a holy site. Everybody suddenly becomes reasonable.

I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that it will not unify the Iraqi leaders. I know... I'm always so "mosque half blown up" and he's always all "mosque half not bombed yet". We should do a sitcom where we're wackily mismatched room mates engaging in zany antics. There might even be madcap shenanigans. There's a dearth of madcap shenanigans on television these days.

But that's a whole 'nother show.

Right now, we're going to see who has a better understanding of how things work in Iraq, a not-so-random selection of bloggers or the guy in charge there. Vote in the comments section:

Can unity be achieved through a campaign of mosque bombings?

Tune in next week for the results!


Johnny Yen said...

Yeah, given that the current spiral of chaos and violence started when they bombed it the first time...

vikkitikkitavi said...

I think the Sunnis and Shia should just blow up their own damn mosques. That way, 1) their enemies won't be able to count coup on their heads, and 2) maybe they will eventually give up the whole religion thing and realize that life is too short for this ridiculous conflict.

anandamide said...

ok, maybe the mosque gambit won't work, but what message does it send to the enemy if blogs like yours just come right out and say it?

Anonymous said...

I am practically wetting my pants with anticipation.

deadspot said...

I really, really hate that guy, Johnny. He's such a tool. How can he be so out of touch with reality?

You know, Vikki, I made a similar suggestion back in the bad old days of MAD. If we were all going to die from the fallout and nuclear winter anyway, I said, we should just cut out the middleman and target our own cities. At least that way, we could be assured of going quickly. In fact, we could save money by not even buying delivery systems, cause them missiles is 'spensive. The government could just drive them to the target, and use the savings to build even more bombs. my defense, it made at least as much sense as what they were saying.

Well, anandamide, it's a good thing nobody reads this, eh?

I think we all are, Big O.