Michelle at A Small Victory has a post about some comments read over at the DU website concerning the Fallujah massacres...
A little April Fool's quiz..
Guess which quote from Democratic Underground is not real:
[All quotes deal with the death of the four dead American contractors whose bodies were dragged through the streets and hung from a bridge in Fallujah]
Contractors wear hardhats and carry lunch pails - These guys are mercenaries.
Death to ALL mercenaries. The beer is on me.
Sad, if I were the wife I would have said hell no you won't go; the wife must have said great pay-check and the hubby, yeah, can buy a Hummer when I get back.
These swine were MERCENARIES. Paid Hessians. Murderers for hire.
They're worse than Al-Queda. At least Al-Queda is fighting for a cause.
I say "too bad, so sad, bye-bye."
They are Mercenaries - They are in it for the money, they are thugs and hoodlums, working outside the boundaries of the law. And yesterday the Resistance got even with 4 of them in a barbecue ceremony, that alas pushed the bounds of good taste.
mercenaries - These men are just serial killers with a good retirement plan. They deserve what they get.
Suprise! They are all real. Every single one of those comments above were posted by real people on this DU thread.
I don't even have to make this stuff up. The DU is a gold mine of people making jokes of themselves.
Not that the DU was ever a bastion of sanity, but WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE???????
"At least Al-Qaeda is fighting for a cause"????????
Makes me want to smash things reading garbage like this. I understand that it's important to have dissenting views in a democracy, but this goes beyond the realm of expedient politics. It delves in to savagery, and a complete lack of common decency. In regards to how people like this should be treated, words fail me.....
The knucklehead at the Daily Kos has this post-
"Let the people see what war is like. This isn't an Xbox game. There are real repercussions to Bush's folly.
That said, I feel nothing over the death of merceneries. They aren't in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them. "
Asshole. "Waging war for profit" so they could PROTECT SHIPMENTS OF FOOD TO STARVING PEOPLE FROM BEING STOLEN...yeah, screw them. How dare they try and help people get fed.
I can't see myself voting republican, because the Christian Fundamentalists and the other right wing nutjobs are also loopy to the point of insanity, but I cannot vote for anyone from the left that the folks posting crap like this would support. We are seriously in need of a third party for people who don't fall easily on to one side.
Finally, Ali, an Iraqi from the Iraq the Model blog has these words for those who wonder about Iraqis reactions to the massacres.
This is not between Isalmists and the west, not between Saddam loyalists and America this is between good and evil, light and darkness and I can’t sit and watch or explain anymore. You can say, “Nuke Mecca” or “nuke Fallujah” and you can chose the Spanish government’s attitude and submit to terror, or you can join us (Iraqis and coalition) in fighting dictatorship, terrorism and their-no less evil and damaging- propaganda machine. I call for serious measures upon such channels that provoke hatred and celebrate terror and show it as a heroic action. I say, “‘nuke’ Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabia, the terrorists and all dictators in the world. It’s either us or them”. The evil TV channels should be prevented from entering Iraq and spew their poisons into the minds of simple people. They’re more dangerous than the terrorists themselves and no rigid concepts such as ‘freedom of speech’ should stop us here. This is not journalism, its terror propaganda.
I don't think there's a need to change the coalition strategy in Iraq in a radical way, it's a very good one, but needs some fine adjustments. I think what should be done is that we go on with our plans to build a new free and democratic Iraq and show the people the benefits and beauty of freedom, but at the same time we should deal firmly with those who act only in response to hatred and fear and have no respect for any law or human values, in other words people who made it necessary that every country should have an efficient law system supported by a powerful police to make sure that law is respected and to punish, and even eliminate when it’s necessary, those who don’t fit in the society.
We have suffered enough to get our freedom, thanks to our friends who sacrificed much to achieve their peace and ours, and we can’t turn back and we will never accept slavery again. No, better to die free than live as slaves for our fears.