Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Class Dis-missed!

Apparently, Bremer is looking to degrade the education level of Iraqi schoolchildren until U.S. schoolchildren can compete. What else could be the reason for the firing of 28,000 schoolteachers in Iraq? Yes, that says 28,000.

American's top man in Baghdad, L. Paul Bremer, last week fired 28,000 Iraqi teachers as political punishment for their former membership in the Saddam Hussein-dominated Baath Party, fueling anti-U.S. resistance on the ground, administration officials have told United Press International.
Now, I'm sure that this punishment for those teachers being evil Baathists is fully deserved, because after all, I'm sure those teachers had each made a personal decision to be Baathist. Think about it, they could have chosen to be Baathist voluntarily, and lived, or they could have chosen to be raped, tortured, and murdered. Life is full of decisions - some easier than others.

This guy Bremer sure is bold - I'll give him that much. But how could we blame him? After the rousing success of that let's-create-a-150,000-homegrown-terrorists-problem-by-dismantling-the-Iraqi-army move, I'm surprised he hasn't done more! There are many powerful statements in this new article, but just one more for now.
"It's a piece of real stupidity on the part of the neocons to try and equate the Baath Party with the Nazis," said former CIA official Larry Johnson. "You have to make a choice: Either you are going to deal with Iraqis who are capable of rebuilding and running the country or you're going to turn Iraq over to those who can't."

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