Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Thinking about a Vacation?

“…you find quiet streets…”

“…a double-sized Olympic pool with a palm-fretted patio restaurant, food courts and a giant coffee lounge where lessons in belly dancing and martial arts are offered.”

Sounds heavenly, no? Where, you may ask, is this place?
This my friends, is inside the Green Zone in Baghdad. Outside the Green Zone is where you find hell.

MSNBC and Newsweek have a very interesting article about Rice’s trip to Iraq.

22 Comments:

Blogger Frederick said...

The crusaders in their castles. They held the Holy Land for 192 years in the original blue print, how long will the walls hold this time?

April 04, 2006 7:10 AM  
Blogger pinkfem said...

There is alot of interesting commentary which I hope to get around to soon regarding the way the women of Irag have found their lives changes in this hellwar.

Your absolution has been posted at the Confessional.

April 04, 2006 8:38 AM  
Blogger Donviti said...

I wonder what it is like to live in your own reality. The one outside of reality, that is.

April 04, 2006 10:18 AM  
Blogger Carrie Oakey said...

Only the best for Our Troops, who are clearing out the Holy Lands for Jesus' imminent arrival! Why they should live in the same mess the Iraqis made is beyond me. And don't knock Condi, please. She is a credit to her gender and race!

April 04, 2006 10:22 AM  
Blogger JBlue said...

Just keep those Green Zone TV's tuned to Fox News, baby.

April 04, 2006 10:25 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

So Carrie, do you think Jesus will like the giant swimming pool and the belly dancing lessons? LOL He'll probably be in the coffee house a lot since it sounds like a sort of hippie kind of hangout.

April 04, 2006 10:39 AM  
Blogger cookie christine said...

i can just see jesus, all hopped up on caffine doing open mic poetry at the coffeehouse.

April 04, 2006 11:29 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Do you think he would bring Mambo Sven with him to the coffee house? Sounds like a safe enough place that Mambo Sven could run around and have fun.

April 04, 2006 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Asta, Duchess of Snark said...

Carrie, if Jesus arrives imminently in Baghdag, Our Troops would probably arrest him for not having proper ID, torture him and then kill him (accidently of course) for being of a darker skin tone.

After reading your blog profile, I am sure you will understand the justification for such a series of unfortunate events, as you are "only a good Christian girl trying to find work in the Jew filled entertainment business". I guess you forgot Jesus was born a Jew, and not a Christian. He wasn't blonde and blue-eyed.

Are you wearing any clothes in your picture? Just wondering...

April 04, 2006 11:46 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Carrie, based on the description of the paradise PoP posted, I'd say it's stuff complements of Saddam, and I doubt that many of our troops are getting the opportunity to enjoy that particular spot. And gender and race aside, Condi was as wrong asa the rest of the nitwits in the Dumya administration, and by the way, you brought her up. Mushroom cloud, anyone?

April 04, 2006 12:06 PM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

to be fair, the Newsweek article didn't say that Condi was hanging out in the pool on her trip.

re: the sectarian struggle there. Apparently the shiites are refusing a British/American offer to train the police force. The implication was that they prefer to keep the Iraqi Police Shi'ite. (have to say that slowly and with 2 syllables) rather than a pan-Iraqi institution.

Scary stuff.

April 04, 2006 12:11 PM  
Blogger Carl said...

Martial arts, huh?

Can't imagine why...

April 04, 2006 12:29 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Pop,

This Carrie...is she YOUR Fritz? :)

April 04, 2006 2:52 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

I think Carrie is a blogger playing a role and having fun. She's not serious. She may even be a guy playing the part of a rightwing funky chick.

April 04, 2006 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Asta, Low Duchess of Snark said...

I *thought* Carrie was rather flat-chested.

(See, I told you all that early Christian upbringing warped me. Warped me bad.)

April 04, 2006 3:50 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

hmm....girls, you may e right!

April 04, 2006 3:54 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

That's you May BE right....

April 04, 2006 3:54 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Belly dancing AND martial arts?! And in the Coffee Lounge?!! Say, do they ever combine the two?

April 04, 2006 4:54 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Now...picture being an Iraqi...living through what you've been through. Scarce power, water, carbombs everywhere, your friends have died, you're poorer now than 3 years ago.

Now imagine finding out how life is behind that wall in the green zone. You think we have shit to complain about.

April 04, 2006 7:35 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Um...did you happen to see Carrie Oakey's site? I can't tell if people like that are actually kidding. Usually I believe they are, but sometimes I wonder why anyone would go through the effort for a joke like that?

If she is for real, I'm frightened. Hold me.

April 04, 2006 7:37 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Personally...I think Ms. Jew hating Carrie is a drunk hater of Jews.

April 04, 2006 11:38 PM  
Blogger JBlue said...

Jeremy, if she frightens you, don't visit her stepbrother.

April 05, 2006 8:08 AM  

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