Thursday, August 25, 2005

A rose by any other name....

Thanks to Paul Wells for this great quote:

"You have to undercut the perception of occupation in Iraq. It's very difficult to do that when you have 150,000-plus, largely western, foreign troops occupying the country."
— Maj. Gen. Douglas Lute, director of operations at US Central Command, interview with Financial Times, published this morning.

Yes, it certainly would be easier to convince Iraqis their country isn't occupied if their country weren't occupied. What an excellent point.


P.S. London was wonderful BTW, if (ironically) much cooler than Canada. I'm afraid I did have to wear a jacket quite often, but for those who were concerned, I assure you it was nothing too bulky.

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1 comment:

Mike said...

Welcome back LKO, hope you had a good time over there.

Bulky means nothing now, they apparently are suspicious of denim as well.