Signals from afar
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is very upset with critics of the war and with his so-called government. And he has learned well from his mentors in the White House about how to deal with those critics: tell them to shut up. Borrowing a line straight from Dick Cheney, Maliki says that rather than a monthly death toll of 2000+ civilians, 4 million refugees, little water, less electricity, rampant malnourishment and outbreaks of cholera, it is bad talk that sends
signals to terrorists luring them into thinking that the security situation in the country is not good.If only those damnables in Washington would stop telling the terrorists that things are "not good," why, the terrorists would really have no idea. If only people would just stop saying the security situation was "not good" presumably the terrorists would walk away, at which point things would be good. Maybe even real good. Why do grousing Democrats and Republicans hate goodness?