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August 22, 2003

Fool Me Twice, Shame On Me

Ok, could someone explain to me why the U.S. is supposed to turn over control of Iraq to an organization so absolutely blind to reality that it paid former Iraqi Secret Service agents to provide security?

What, did the members of the Iraqi Secret Service stop becoming murderous brutes once Kofi signed their paycheck instead of Saddam?

Forget hiring the fox to guard the henhouse. This is putting steak diapers on the babies, then paying dingos to run the nursery. Talk about terminal cluelessness.

Zod: Don't forget "dead stupid."

In fact, about the only people more clueless than the U.N. about the situation in Iraq are those behind the bombing. By hiring the same people who had earlier informed on them for the former Iraqi government, the U.N. showed that it was perfectly willing to work with familiar faces, even when those faces belonged to known scumbags.

The best strategy for the Ba'athists and other assorted Islamic detritus would have been to lay low and foster an illusion of peace long enough for the U.N. to take over control of Iraq, then re-emerge and take back control of the levers of power. The U.S. would howl, but the U.N. would work with "reformed" Ba'athists without blinking an eye.

Now that chance is gone for good....maybe. This is the United Nations we're talking about, whose motto might as well be "Thank you, sir, may I have another?" when it comes to dealing with dictators.

Posted by Bigwig at August 22, 2003 12:46 AM | TrackBack
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You are aware, I hope, that we're using the talents of some of those same Baath agents to track down the Islamic terrorists who are attacking us - while we officially believe that the attacks are coming from other Baath agents.

Posted by: Alex at August 24, 2003 05:15 AM
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