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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

About that “Coalition of the Willing”

The more we learn about our 2003 “Coalition of the Willing” the more they seem to be the Coalition of the Threatened and Blackmailed.

(Lew Scannon already posted about this several days ago.)

The Chilean Ambassador to the United Nations, Heraldo Munoz, has a book coming out next month: “A Solitary War: A Diplomat's Chronicle of the Iraq War and Its Lessons.” The Downing Street Memos, “fixing the intelligence” — these are just the tip of the iceberg.

During the neocon-manufactured hysteria leading up to the March 2003 invasion, our government retaliated against all of our allies who wouldn’t support the invasion. Spying on their governments, trade reprisals, attempting to have their UN envoys recalled — if this is how we treat our friends and allies, no wonder we don’t have any. OK, Israel still likes us, and they promise to be nice to us as long we keep saying “how high sir?” every time they yell “Jump!”

According to Munoz’ book: “In the aftermath of the invasion, allies loyal to the United States were rejected, mocked and even punished” for their refusal to back a U.N. resolution authorizing military action against Iraq.

Prior to the Iraqi invasion, the UN Security Council had six members who were undecided about whether to authorize the attack. The U.S. and Britain were trying to coerce these six members, and the ambassadors from Mexico and Chile were trying to counter the American-British warmongering.

Sorry, but this is simply not done. The spoiled drug-addled Boy King is not used to being treated in this manner by a bunch of swarthy natives. Aguilar Zinser, Mexico’s then-national security advisor, accused the U.S. of treating Mexico like its “back yard.” Well, aren't they?

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12 Comments:

Blogger Lew Scannon said...

The neocons using the "irrelevant" UN as their own personal whipping boy. You'd think it couldn't get more disgusting than that, but I'm sure there's reams of classified documents that would make your blood boil to read them, which is why they will never let you read them.

March 26, 2008 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

And isn't the back yard the place many of us let our dogs out into so they can go take a shit? That must have been what Aguilar Zinser was referring to.

"If you're not for us, you're against us."

By saying that, did Jesus mean for people such as Bush to apply that statement to anyone who disagrees with the United States? And that if they are "against us", are we therefore are required to treat them like shit? Who requires us to do such things? Certainly not God, eh?

March 26, 2008 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

And isn't the back yard the place many of us let our dogs out into so they can go take a shit? That must have been what Aguilar Zinser was referring to.

"If you're not for us, you're against us."

By saying that, did Jesus mean for people such as Bush to apply that statement to anyone who disagrees with the United States? And that if they are "against us", are we therefore are required to treat them like shit? Who requires us to do such things? Certainly not God, eh?

March 26, 2008 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lew: The neocons have no shame, or sense of irony, when it comes to using that same irrelevant UN they're usually slamming. And Amnesty International was the Word of God when they revealed human rights violations by Saddam Hussein; but when they reported abuses by the American government, they suddenly turned into a bunch of moonbats.

You're right that the little bits of information that leak out just make you wonder what the hell they're still hiding.

Snave: Yup, the back yard, that festering place for dogs and swarthy natives. And yes of course God said to go and conquer all of those "other" people who aren't "with us." Didn't you read your Bible :)

March 26, 2008 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

The Unwilling Coalition of the Coerced, more like.

March 26, 2008 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Yup, and everybody else was "the turrists" aka "those rogue states that wouldn't go down on Dumbya."

March 27, 2008 at 12:29 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Bush found the formula to do what he wished. He used the years of American diplomatic powers, America help to other countries and the good old American trade and right of way to sway other countries to do what he knew in his heart was wrong.

January can't come soon enough and whomever takes over where he left out has a real jod waiting for them.

March 27, 2008 at 5:41 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Other countries are just like American citizens, things to be used, abused and discarded when they're no longer needed.

And Tom, it's the same on the economy. It's only socialist welfare if an individual gets some help.

Yet, despite all this blatant hypocrisy and criminal behavior, they still manage to win enough elections to further push the envelope. Almost makes one think the entire system, from top to bottom, is broken. Heh.

March 27, 2008 at 5:54 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Let's Talk: That's exactly what Bush has done. The U.S. had all this global "political capital" (Bush's term) built up over the years, and the neocons squandered it for their own purposes. It'll take us a long time to get it back, if we ever do.

Randal: You've got it. Countries, people -- just chattel; objects to be used. And I'm afraid you're right about the system being broken. It's so corrupted and infested with powerful interest groups, I don't think it matters much who gets elected. I for Obama, but I don't think any one person, or even Congress, can make much difference any more.

March 27, 2008 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

The whole past 7 years of Bush has made me sick to my stomach.

4 years of McCain will probably have me moving to another country.

March 27, 2008 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

PoliShifter: Yup, these last 7 years have been pretty sickening. I think whoever takes Bush's place will be an improvement, but hopefully that won't be McCain.

March 27, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Steve Hayes said...

The Coalition of the Appeasers, methinks.

March 29, 2008 at 8:28 AM  

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