Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A not so simple question

When history writes its chapter about this war to “liberate” Iraq, who will it say we were at war against?


Blogger fallenmonk said...

I'm pretty sure it will narrow down to a war against civilization or a war against intelligence or even both. There is no other explanation for what is happening in Iraq. It is insanity in every way.

March 21, 2007 3:53 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

That's the part where the ink gets smeared.

March 21, 2007 5:26 AM  
Blogger Omnipotent Poobah said...


March 21, 2007 5:55 AM  
Blogger Comandante Agí said...

I don't expect this to be taught in school until 100 years from now. Most American history classes in high school end with the Cold War - Vietnam is barely mentioned. It's going to be awhile until the next generations learn about this war - and when they do - who knows what the narrative will be...

March 21, 2007 5:59 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...


March 21, 2007 6:00 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

My immediate response...Ourselves.

We're also at war against our own misplaced values, our own arrogance, and our own morality.

March 21, 2007 6:21 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

I ditto bluegrrrl's comment.

March 21, 2007 7:08 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

It will say the religious right had their long desired war with Iraq's religious right, while America's congress looked on in apathy.

March 21, 2007 7:33 AM  
Blogger Bobby Bittman said...

What Poobah sez.

March 21, 2007 8:00 AM  
Blogger Keir said...

Since Iraq is currently under occupation by the US (and a handful of coalition forces), it will be "liberated" when the US is defeated.

So if by "we" you mean the US, then an honest history would claim that the US was fighting against the liberation of Iraq.

It may sound like a Cold War cliche, but the fact is that eople of conscience around the world are fighting this war, in various ways, against imperialism.

Honest history. Funny!

March 21, 2007 8:09 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

It will depend on the type of school and text book that they use.

Some history books will call it a fight against evil and that we won.

Some will call it a fight against terror, some will say it was a war to liberate Iraq.

The general consensus will be that it was a war against common sense and that the repercussions have had a very negative bearing on our relationships with other countries.

March 21, 2007 9:14 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

I think it will be recorded in history as a war against Iraq. A war that we will lose. Provided that there isn't a nuclear war. Who will write the history books then?

March 21, 2007 9:23 AM  
Blogger Rising Sun said...

Forget the history of it, I want to know that now!! This guy has us fighting something called "them," who are completely undefined and maybe not real.

March 21, 2007 9:27 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

He's waging a war against the American taxpayer, to the benefit of his cronies in the oil business, and the military-industrial complex. All the chaos that we think of as the unintended by-product of his incompetence is really just a fog(of war) to hide the fact that he's stripping our treasury, giving the bucks to himself and his friends, and doing away with our civil rights.

If,(heaven forbid) in Fall of 2008 we have a "terrorist attack" on American soil, he will declare martial law and postpone(forever) the election.

Done Deal.

He'll have all those battle hardened mercenaries stationed all over america to keep the peons in line. THEN he can really get down to the bidness of making slavery legal.

March 21, 2007 10:04 AM  
Blogger michael the tubthumper said...

anything that moved and anything that didnt

March 21, 2007 10:13 AM  
Blogger C-dell said...

This is a great post, especially for me a History Major. Did you read my post "Turning Point" if you didn't please do it is about a similar topic. Great post

March 21, 2007 10:15 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

LOL! History always depends on who is writing it. In an honest history, it would be recorded as a war against Iraq to secure control of their oil and establish a permanent military presence in the Persian Gulf to project power to control the entire region's oil.

March 21, 2007 11:46 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

History of what? ; (
(thanks for stopping by!)

March 21, 2007 12:04 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Sadly, I agree with sb gypsy :(.

March 21, 2007 12:35 PM  
Blogger Nvisiblewmn said...

Good question, POP.

March 21, 2007 2:43 PM  
Blogger Progressive Texas Chicano said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. love ur design/blog name. oh yeah. screw bushco/roveco/cheneyco.

imprison them all.

peace to the planet.

March 21, 2007 2:43 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Hi PoP,

alot will depend on who runs our country for the next few decades. If we continue to be ruled by fascist right wing tools, Bush will be made into a hero and we will have been at war with the Islamofasciststs.

If things return to normal and we maintain our Democracy then it will be like other Presidencies of the past. There are Pro-Nixon and anti-Nixon historians. There are those who try to give an objective view of his presidency. And there are the tools like G Gordon Liddy who still swear Nixon did nothing wrong.

There will be those who will always say we are at war with Islamic Extremeists who hate freedom and our way of life.

Unfortunately we may be listening to Coulter, Malkin, Hannity, etc defending Bush and his policies and his gwot for decades to come.

The neocon right wing tools want us to believe we went to war against Al Qada in Iraq. Unfortunately for them it seems the majority of the public is now aware of the truth.

March 21, 2007 6:20 PM  
Anonymous pekka said...

Writting about historical events takes a few drafts before the facts, and nothing but the facts, are layed out. Whether, in this case, it takes another 50 yrs or more to accomplish, remains to be seen.

Nevertheless, I am confident, that the history will remember this sad adventure as the misguided group of neocons wanting to make the world look like the image they themselves had invented in their arrogant, supremacist, and simplistic minds. It will not just be remembered as the war for oil, although these oily, slimy creatures certainly want to have it...all of it.

March 21, 2007 7:05 PM  
Blogger DAV said...

Black ink has purposes

March 21, 2007 7:58 PM  
Blogger Naj said...

War "against" no one.
You were at war "for" ensuring America's (not so) great domination! But idiots got to execute it!

March 21, 2007 7:59 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

There is but two that would tell the truth. The war against Sanity/Them.

March 21, 2007 8:18 PM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

History book editors are chickens at least in the history books that the majority of students will read in elementary and secondary schools, so it will be Iraq, or the fascist government of Iraq

March 21, 2007 9:04 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

I give it to the Poobah too.

March 22, 2007 12:39 AM  
Blogger Women on the Verge said...

The American people and their Constitution.


March 22, 2007 6:25 AM  
Blogger G. said...

The war was against good taste and Saddam's beret.


March 22, 2007 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When history writes its chapter about this war to “liberate” Iraq, who will it say we were at war against?

Violent, godless, heathens! Hell-bent on destroying our god-given, A'marcan way of life!

March 22, 2007 6:24 PM  
Anonymous JimD said...

Corporate Mafia vs Everyone else on the planet.

March 22, 2007 6:32 PM  
Blogger BadTux said...

It will be recorded in the history books the same way as the war against the Filipinos, the war against the Guatemalans, the war against the Columbians, the war against the Haitians...

What, you say you didn't read about those wars in your history books? DOH!

We have a bad habit, here in America, of writing wars we aren't proud of out of our history. Kinda like the Japs sorta forgetting to mention that whole "Rape of Nanking" thingy in *their* history books...

- Badtux the History Penguin

March 23, 2007 9:26 PM  
Blogger Naj said...

Great point Badtux.
(couldn't drop by your blog)

March 24, 2007 5:16 PM  

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