Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Peculiar Not-War

Michael Totten:
After having spent several days Baghdad’s Green Zone and Red Zone, I still haven’t heard or seen any explosions. It’s a peculiar war. It is almost a not-war. Last July’s war in Northern Israel and Southern Lebanon was hundreds of times more violent and terrifying than this one. Explosions on both sides of the Lebanese-Israeli border were constant when I was there.
Yes. It's called an occupation.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Totten thinks it's so great maybe he should move there!

7/22/2007 10:22 AM  
Blogger Vercules said...

You missed the money quote:
“I read on the Internet that the war costs 60 billion dollars a year,” Larry said.

“Well, if it’s on the Internet it must be true,” I said jokingly.

A soldier heard me and swiveled his head.

“Did you just say that?” he said incredulously. “You’re with the media and you just said that? Man, we ought to throw your ass right out of here.”

I laughed, but he was only barely just kidding.

7/22/2007 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totten is bitterly disappointed. Occupations just aren't very photogenic, darn it! How is he going to satisfy his war-pr0n-fixated readers without stuff blowing up & flying body parts? -- Anne Laurie

7/22/2007 6:59 PM  
Blogger Dave S. said...

Is that Michael Totten or Michael Bay?

7/22/2007 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he hasn't seen a lot of explosions in the frickin' green zone? i mean, i know that the state department is now having people wear flak jackets in the green zone, but as our host implies, the green zone is the center of the occupation force for crissake. if there were regular explosions in the green zone, we would be getting out on the heliocopters....

7/24/2007 12:38 AM  

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