Saturday, September 15, 2007

Small Prices in Iraq

In honor of John Boehner, here are some of the small prices being paid in our Iraqi investment:

BAGHDAD - The number of suspected cholera cases in northern Iraq continues to rise, with 16,000 people now showing symptoms, the World Health Organization said Friday.
That's not too bad!

From CNN:
Sheik Jamal al-Sudani leads a group of volunteers with one of the most solemn tasks in Iraq: Collecting and burying the hundreds of unclaimed dead every month and giving them a proper burial.
That's a very small price to pay. No one even knows their names. I'm sure we couldn't pronounce them even if we did.

From the Guardian:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Religious freedom has sharply deteriorated in Iraq over the past year because of both the insurgency and violence targeting people of specific faiths, despite the U.S. military buildup intended to improve security, says a State Department report to be released Friday.
As long as any Christians aren't losing their freedom, I think we'll be OK with this one being defined as a small price.

These are all small prices folks. What is really important is this:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and all Democrats to denounce the full-page advertisement from defaming General Petraeus that appeared this morning in the New York Times:

“Democratic leaders must make a choice today: either embrace the character assassination tactics has leveled against the four-star general leading our troops in the fight against al Qaeda, or denounce it as disgraceful.
It's time for you to REDiscover the Republican Party.

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