Tuesday, March 04, 2008

OIF Bonus

Well, all the "War for Oil" people obviously ride bikes and have no idea gasoline is $3.25/gallon. Of course this inconvenient little reality hasn't quieted the chants because then what could they say the war was about? The UN and the Clinton's faulty intelligence?

I did find an article yesterday that I found uplifting...a nice little product of war that could more helpful in the future than low gas prices...

"...After almost five years of war, many young Iraqis, exhausted by constant firsthand exposure to the violence of religious extremism, say they have grown disillusioned with religious leaders and skeptical of the faith that they preach.

In two months of interviews with 40 young people in five Iraqi cities, a pattern of disenchantment emerged, in which young Iraqis, both poor and middle class, blamed clerics for the violence and the restrictions that have narrowed their lives.

"I hate Islam and all the clerics because they limit our freedom every day and their instruction became heavy over us," said Sara Sami, a high school student in Basra. "Most of the girls in my high school hate that Islamic people control the authority because they don't deserve to be rulers."

Atheer, a 19-year-old from a poor, heavily Shiite neighborhood in southern Baghdad, said: "The religion men are liars. Young people don't believe them. Guys my age are not interested in religion anymore." (Read the entire article)

Exposing the senseless violence of the religion of peace...seems the young Iraqis are smarter than our Berkeley students.

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