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"Or is he a character from some comic book dreamt up by hawks in the Pentagon? One asks this question because of what Garner told American reporters on Wednesday. “We ought to be beating our chests every day,” he said. “We ought to look in a mirror and get proud and stick out our chests and suck in our bellies and say: ‘Damn, we’re Americans’.”

This is talk straight out of the GI Joe comics that were so popular with US forces in World War II. Given that close to sixty years have passed since then, one would have thought that American military officers would have grown up by now and not continued to sound like Joe Palooka. Evidently not, however, judging from Garner’s remarks.

“Stick out our chests”? “Suck in our bellies”? Ye gods! What other “pearls of wisdom” — mindless idiocy would be more like it — are we going to get to hear from him next?

Warming to his theme, Garner added: “There are some demonstrations. That’s a first step towards democracy. You’re allowed to demonstrate.” “So there’s a glass-half-full situation and you ought to go out and demonstrate that,” Garner said in a remark worthy of George W. Bush and his convoluted syntax. “Demonstrate a glass-half-full situation” — yes, old Dubya himself might have said that.

More importantly, however, if the Iraqi people are now allowed to demonstrate, as Garner claimed, how does he explain the fact that US troops killed at least 13 Iraqi civilians and wounded 75 others when they fired at a group of 200 demonstrators on Monday evening in the town of Fallujah, 30 miles west of Baghdad?


People in Iraq are now “free” to demonstrate. And US troops are equally free to shoot them, even if the demonstrators are unarmed and include children

[www.dailytimes.com.pk]

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Current Events 4th May 160 jonny 04-May-03 14:30
Re: The Weapon Of Feedom And Democracy? 90 hera 04-May-03 15:16
Bush campaigning at ground zero? 109 Cleopatra 04-May-03 15:56
Re: Bush campaigning at ground zero? 101 Lurker 04-May-03 16:51
Re: Bush campaigning at ground zero? 100 PriorityRed 04-May-03 17:30
As for the media... 86 ananda 04-May-03 18:57
Re: Bush campaigning at ground zero? 104 Anthony Taylor 04-May-03 17:48
Re: Bush campaigning at ground zero? 69 Lurker 04-May-03 19:10
Re: Bush campaigning at ground zero? 107 ananda 04-May-03 18:43
Re: Bush campaigning at ground zero? 102 wirelessguru1 04-May-03 23:24
George W. Christ! 90 ananda 05-May-03 21:04
Re: Bush campaigning at ground zero? 97 PriorityRed 04-May-03 17:26
Is Garner for real? 92 ananda 04-May-03 18:52
Re: Is Garner for real? 99 PriorityRed 04-May-03 22:48
When men were men, really! 101 Lurker 04-May-03 18:52
Re: When men were men, really! 70 ananda 04-May-03 21:54
Re: When men were men, really! 90 Lurker 04-May-03 22:35
Cinco De Mayo 74 Ron Torkelson 04-May-03 22:42
Re: Cinco De Mayo 72 Lurker 04-May-03 23:10
Re: Cinco De Mayo 81 wirelessguru1 04-May-03 23:25
Re: Cinco De Mayo 95 Lurker 04-May-03 23:30
Re: Cinco De Mayo 69 wirelessguru1 05-May-03 00:42
Mexico has also stood strong against the war 72 ananda 05-May-03 00:44
Re: Mexico has also stood strong against the war 68 wirelessguru1 05-May-03 00:52
Huh??? 91 ananda 05-May-03 01:08
Re: Huh??? 93 wirelessguru1 05-May-03 01:24
Actually... 81 ananda 05-May-03 01:39
Re: Actually... 98 wirelessguru1 05-May-03 01:50
once again ananda 91 Ron Torkelson 05-May-03 04:10
Re: once again ananda 66 lone 05-May-03 20:09
This is too funny 96 lone 05-May-03 20:01
This is too funny 92 lone 05-May-03 20:06
Re: This is too funny 86 wirelessguru1 05-May-03 20:35
Re: This is too funny 117 lone 05-May-03 20:41
FYI: Bush isn't celeb. 5 de Mayo this year 69 ananda 05-May-03 00:49
Re: Mundo Ditto's Amigo ......... :) 98 William T 05-May-03 03:33
Re: Cinco De Mayo 63 ananda 05-May-03 00:41
Re: Cinco De Mayo 93 Ron Torkelson 05-May-03 04:14
Re: Gotta Love History............ :) 94 William T 05-May-03 03:31
Re: When men were men, really! 92 PriorityRed 04-May-03 22:53
Re: When men were men, really! 98 Lurker 04-May-03 23:03
Re: When men were men, really! 93 PriorityRed 04-May-03 23:12
Re: When men were men, really! 98 Lurker 04-May-03 23:29
Re: When men were men, really! 94 wirelessguru1 05-May-03 00:45
Re: When men were men, really! 94 PriorityRed 05-May-03 03:18
Re: When men were men, really! 91 wirelessguru1 05-May-03 01:33
Re: When men were men, really! 90 wirelessguru1 05-May-03 00:49
As regards empire... 81 ananda 05-May-03 00:55
Re: As regards empire... 68 wirelessguru1 05-May-03 01:10
Re: As regards empire... 93 ananda 05-May-03 02:04
French and Indian War? 97 Ron Torkelson 05-May-03 04:24
Re: When men were men, really! 81 Nebankh 05-May-03 00:51
Re: When men were men, really! 60 wirelessguru1 05-May-03 00:59
Re: When men were men, really! 91 Nebankh 05-May-03 01:31
Re: When men were men, really! 96 wirelessguru1 05-May-03 01:43
Re: When men were men, really! 82 PriorityRed 05-May-03 03:22
Re: When men were men, really! 99 PriorityRed 05-May-03 03:20
Re: When men were men, really! 89 Lurker 05-May-03 05:57
Re: When men were men, really! 63 Nebankh 05-May-03 13:24
Re: When men were men, really! 94 Lurker 05-May-03 05:59
Re: When men were men, really! 97 Briffits 05-May-03 07:52
Re: Curiosity... 90 Nebankh 05-May-03 13:15
Re: Curiosity... 97 Briffits 06-May-03 00:28
Re: Heck Bent, Men Still Are Men .....:) 102 William T 05-May-03 03:23
Re: Heck Bent, Men Still Are Men .....:) 95 Lurker 05-May-03 05:10
Re: Current Events 4th May 64 ananda 05-May-03 18:42
Re: Current Events 4th May 102 wirelessguru1 05-May-03 18:46
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