Well, Iraq has finally formed a government so I guess all those who said that this would never happen will now come forward to admit they were wrong, just like they were wrong about the elections that would never take place either in Iraq or Afghanistan, the transfer of power that would not take place, the blah blah blah…
But you forgot the ironic part:
The new Prez is a Kurd!
[quote]Kurd leader named Iraq president
Talabani’s Kurdish community were repressed by Saddam Hussein
Iraq’s parliament has chosen Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani as the country’s new president after the first elections since the fall of Saddam Hussein. [/quote]
Foremost on your list of required apologies though should be your 3rd grade Reading Comprehension teacher for allowing you to pass with reading skills which would conclude a government had been formed when it hadn’t been and the act of pointing out that oversight meant predicting it would never happen.
I blame 2x’s elected US President George W. Bush for this.
You, sir, are clearly out of step. It has already officially been determined that the “Intelligence Community” is entirely at fault for everything:
"On the brink of war, and in front of the whole world, the United States government asserted that Saddam Hussein had reconstituted his nuclear weapons program, had biological weapons and mobile biological weapon production facilities, and had stockpiled and was producing chemical weapons. All of this was based on the assessments of the U.S. Intelligence Community. And not one bit of it could be confirmed when the war was over.
While the intelligence services of many other nations also thought that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, in the end it was the United States that put its credibility on the line, making this one of the most public
Thank you for that “gracious” acceptance that once again your predictions of doom and gloom have been somewhat off the mark.
Well, I didn’t want to start another saddam thread, so I’ll put this here.
Another 300,000 reasons that the removal of Saddy was a very very good thing (not to mention all the familes who suffer their losses).
[quote]Iraqis Find Graves Thought to Hold Hussein’s Victims
By ROBERT F. WORTH
AGHDAD, Iraq, April 14 - Investigators have discovered several mass graves in southern Iraq that are believed to contain the bodies of people killed by Saddam Hussein’s government, including one estimated to hold 5,000 bodies, Iraqi officials say.
At least 290 grave sites containing the remains of some 300,000 people have been found since the American invasion two years ago, Iraqi officials say.
Forensic evidence from some graves will feature prominently in the trials of Mr. Hussein and the leaders of his government. The trials are to start this spring.
One of the graves, near Basra, in the south, appears to contain about 5,000 bodies of Iraqi soldiers who joined a failed uprising against Mr. Hussein’s government after the 1991 Persian Gulf war. Another, near Samawa, is believed to contain the bodies of 2,000 members of the Kurdish clad led by Massoud Barzani.
As many as 8,000 men and boys from the clan disappeared in 1983 after being rounded up in northern Iraq by security forces at the command of Ali Hassan al-Majid, widely known as Chemical Ali. It remains unclear, however, how the victims ended up in the south.
A smaller site was discovered near Nasiriya earlier this week. Arabic satellite television showed images of residents digging up remains there.
In the aftermath of Mr. Hussein’s fall, thousands of Iraqis overran mass grave sites, digging for their relatives’ remains with backhoes, shovels, even their bare hands.