Sunday, April 16, 2006

Bitter Lemons in Baghdad

William S Burroughs:
"Nothing more ominous than a difficult decision in the Pentagon. And nobody does more harm than he who feels bad about doing it. Sad poison, nice guy more poison than nice wept when he saw the Hiroshima pictures. What a drag. When we murder somebody we want to have fun doing it.."

My sincere view is that the commitment of U.S. forces to this fight [Iraq] was done with a casualness and swagger that are the special province of those who have never had to execute these missions - or bury the results.
Liet. Genenral Greg Newbold (Ret.)
Time Magazine Apr. 17th 2006

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