"THE BASTARDS. Get me the 101st."
Diplomacy is a ploy. Good to know, thanks.
LOOK —EVERY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE HAS SAID THAT IRAQ DOES NOT HAVE A CONNECTION TO AL-QAEDA. SO STOP SAYING THAT IT DOES, YOU SMIRKING DOLT.
We believe in the UN. Except when it has the audacity to disagree with us, of course.
And hey! We didn't sign up to the ICC, so although British soldiers could be tried as war criminals, US troops can go crazy...
Pax America! Pax America!
War crimes will be prosecuted, apparently. Interesting, in light of the comment I just made.
Protect the fatherland—er, the homeland. Sorry, Mr. President.
The risks of inaction are too great for us to avoid war, apparently. So could China occupy Taiwan tomorrow, because it might be a threat sometime in the future?
Ah, the Chamberlain defence. Incidentally, what's going to happen after the Allies have defeated Iraq? Are they going to go back to the UN to ask for help in rebuilding the country?
Well, it looks as if we're about to get our war on.
Why are they bothering to talk up the Iraqi forces? During the last war, we were told that Iraq had a formidable army, and we should expect massive casualties. We completely annihilated them. Twelve years later, the Iraqi military is a shadow of its former self. And on the border of Kuwait, the greatest army ever assembled in the history of mankind faces them. I don't think they're going to do much fighting, to be honest.
Sometimes, the American media depresses me. The Democrats aren't supporting the President enough, apparently.
Oh no! We're back at Orange! Break out the duct tape!
Hmm. Someone on Fox News has suggested that the US would not want to engage in door-to-door fighting in Baghdad. Instead, they plan to surround the city, use psychological warfare (loudspeakers, leaflets and radio transmissions) in an attempt to turn the populace against Saddam. Is it just me, or is that just a step above the "let's defeat them with our special beams of love" technique?