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YOU MAKE THE CALL

Filed at 8:34 am under by dcobranchi

This one is way OT.

Is Paul Wolfowitz being just a bit disingenuous here? His hotel in Iraq was hit by several rockets. It seems likely the attack was aimed at him.

“This terrorist act will not deter us from completing our mission which is to help the Iraqi people free themselves from the type of criminals who did this and to protect the American people from this kind of terrorism,” Wolfowitz told reporters three hours later.

Sorry, Paul, but this ain’t terrorism. Wolfowitz was (is) the architect of the war in Iraq. If Saddam was a legitimate target, so is he. The Bush Administration undermines its credibility every time they try to expand the word “terrorism” to include something that they don’t like.

3 Responses to “YOU MAKE THE CALL”


Comment by
Skip Oliva
October 26th, 2003
at 11:19 am

I agree that this does not appear to be terrorism, but then what is it? It’s not a conventional miilitary attack, for there is no conventional opponent. This is either the work of renegade forces loyal to Saddam, or outside militant groups that have come into Iraq since the end of the war. This would make the attack “guerilla” or “paramilitary” in nature.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
October 26th, 2003
at 1:07 pm

Guerilla fits nicely. I’m sure Wolfowitz et al. know the difference. They just hope that we don’t.


Comment by
Ross
October 27th, 2003
at 9:04 am

I love your site but I think you are nitpicking here. There is much to critisize about the Iraq war but Wolfowitz is not an English major and is probably not as precise with his words as you would be.

In a related note, I had to laugh when I was reading the news article about the attack and the reporter gave the exact location of Wolfowitz’s room in relation to where the area that was hit. I suspect he was moved right after the attack but it was still funny in a dark way.

Regards