From Michael Moore, via Anne Thompson: "Tomorrow marks the day that we will have been in Iraq longer than we were in all of World War II. That's right. We were able to defeat all of Nazi Germany, Mussolini, and the entire Japanese empire in LESS time than it's taken the world's only superpower to secure the road from the airport to downtown Baghdad."
I say that it's time to say "Cut!" and pull the plug on this project. It's over-budget, over-schedule, and likely to be a flop...
unless we call anyone who says this war is wrong a voice of reason, then yes mm is. and since any war is wrong, he is right. but he makes the wrong connections. iraq has nothing to do with ww2. ww2 wasn´t an american war - it started before they got involved, and they weren´t the only ones fighting it - there were the so called "allies", the americans have no real allies in this war - maybe adjuncts, hangers-on or something but not allies. there are plenty of other wars that took longer: american civil war, vietnam, and if one adds iraq 1 (bush sr)and 2 and the comstant bombing of baghdad during the clinton era together then indeed this might just be the longest warlike situation in which the usa were involved. returning to the ww2-point, the only reason why the war with japan was so "short" - well, hiroshima and nagasaki come to mind - without the nuclear bombs this war might have taken longer - which isn´t enough of a justification from a humanitarian standpoint to actually use those damn things ever again.
and besides: isn´t the war officially over anyway??? saddam defeated - check, "democratic" government - check. this isn´t a war - it´s basically an occupation - only that many iraquis will have none of it.
i like mm´s books and movies - but sometimes he just makes stupid connections and interpretations of situations.
the iraq war is wrong because "war" per se is wrong!
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