I remember Doonesbury, last fall, having a strip described as being set a year in the future, talking about unrest in the streets of occupied Baghdad, attacks by pockets of Iraqi militants on Americans, and an inability to locate a hiding Saddam Hussein. The idea being, of course, that occupied Iraq would probably end up looking something like occupied Afganistan.
Of course, this can't help but inspire comparisons either:
(CNN) -- The United States is offering a $25 million reward for information that either leads to the capture of Saddam Hussein or confirms that the former Iraqi leader is dead, U.S. officials announced Thursday.The unavoidable thought is this: The Bush administration, as well as Iraq hawks here and abroad, have repeatedly asserted that Saddam was in league with, and had close ties to Al Qaeda. Thus, by Bushie logic, shouldn't there be people out there with information about both guys, and thus a possible $50 million jackpot in their future??? Talk about shaking hands with Ken Lay...
If Bush "brings us on" to Iran, Syria, DPRK, etc, expect myself and others to make future use of that "Meanwhile, in Iraq" headline.
Of course, maybe aWol has a better plan for bringing wealth to the Iraqi people:
Damn, I need to stop "Heh"ing.