Baseball Crank
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June 17, 2005
WAR: Yes, There Were Flowers

Hitchens:

The welcome that I've seen American and British forces get in parts of Iraq is something I . . . want to mention first because there are people who say that that never happened. It is commonly said by, umm, political philosophers like Maureen Dowd . . . where were the sweets and where were the flowers? Well, I saw it happen with my own eyes and no one's going to tell me that I didn't. I saw it . . . months after the invasion, people still lining the roads . . . Especially in the south - still lining the roads and waving and the children waving which is always the sign, because if the parents don't want them to, they don't. For miles, it . . . was like, this is the nearest I'll get to taking part in the liberation of the country, to ride in with the liberating army. I'll never forget, and I will not allow it not to be said that that did not happen. And in the marshes too - the marsh Arab area of the country which was drained and burned out and poisoned by Saddam Hussein. Again, almost hysterical welcome, and in Kurdistan in the north.

Via Instapundit

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:43 AM | War 2005 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
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And now Iraq is devolving into Civil War as the CIA predicted and the Bush Admin ignored the intelligance on this (amazing). Where was this unpatriotic, yellow-journalism emitting from? 6/17 Wall Street Journal.

Posted by: jim at June 17, 2005 11:10 AM
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