Friday, May 04, 2007

Who's They?

It would certainly be more fun laughing at these mental midgets if they weren't basically running the country, so instead I'll engage with one of the myriad complications in Iraq - who the hell is the "they" we're supposed to beat.

In Iraq we have a variety of people who are contributing to the violence. There are those who are resisting a foreign occupation ("Wolverines!" for you conservatives) for all the normal reasons people tend to resist such things. There are people engaged in sectarian conflict for both power/influence reasons and for general feud and revenge killing reasons. There are those who see this as an opportunity to wage war on behalf of radical Islam.

And, for Lord Chait, this is what we're talking about when we talk about chickenhawks - people who will apparently do anything to lengthen their pet war except put their asses on the line.