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succinct summary of the lies of the left over iraq Five GoldenYak (tm) award
Highly recommended.

“Myth #1: America turned off its allies
 Myth #2: Democracy cannot be implemented by force
 Myth #3: Lies got us into this war
 Myth #4: Profit-making led to this war
 Myth #5: Israel has caused the United States untold headaches
 in the Arab world by its intransigent policies

“The Palestinians will, in fact, get their de facto state, though one that may be now cut off entirely from Israeli commerce and cultural intercourse. This is an apparently terrifying thought: Palestinian men can no longer blow up Jews on Monday, seek dialysis from them on Tuesday, get an Israeli paycheck on Wednesday, demonstrate to CNN cameras about the injustice of it all on Thursday - and then go back to tunnelling under Gaza and three-hour, all-male, conspiracy-mongering sessions in coffee-houses on Friday. Beware of getting what you bomb for.”

and more from Victor Hanson. This is one of his best organised commrntaries.

In the linked piece, a poem by Hilaire Belloc is mentioned. Here is that poem:

From The Modern Traveller

‘the Maxim gun’

Blood thought he knew the native mind;
He said you must be firm, but kind.
A mutiny resulted.
I shall never forget the way
That Blood stood upon this awful day
Preserved us all from death.
He stood upon a little mound
Cast his lethargic eyes around,
And said beneath his breath:
'Whatever happens, we have got
The Maxim Gun, and they have not.'

Mahdi: spiritual and temporal messiah expected by Muslims.

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