Friday, April 20, 2007

Bubble Boy Builds a Ghetto

"Tear down that wall, Mr. Gorbachev!"

One thought it was the height of arrogance that Ronald Reagan and his ilk attributed the entire fall of Communism to the Soviet leader's apparent inability to resist carrying out that command. (But it seems like there's never a final height to arrogance).

That was then. This is now.

Now, it's Bubble Boy's Robert Frost Memorial Good Fences Make Good Neighbors Wetback Friendship Wall on the Mexican border.

And this week, in Iraq, it's Bubble Boy building a ghetto!

A nice Sunni ghetto.

Using your tax dollars!

See, you hafta understand that we're pissing away trillions of dollars there, so we don't have to build schools, roads, hospitals, VA hospitals, levees, affordable housing, or spend more money on criminal justice and national health to deal with the needs of sick, old, poor, disabled, struggling, criminally preyed-upon American citizens here!

So, "Yo!

Put up that wall, Mr. Maliki!"

WaPo here.
[Sunni reaction to Bubble Boy's Super Sunni Ghetto, here.]


pissed off patricia said...

That is such an excellent point. Each time I hear they are walling in another city, in my mind I see the people in that city being put in jail. That's surely no way to have to live.

No Blood for Hubris said...

How are we supposed to solve the centuries-old Sunni-Shi'a split? That's hubris.

Kvatch said...

That's hubris.

Indeed. Nobody but the Sunnis and Shites can solve that split, we've taken away the yoke, we might be able to help with the negotiations, but what we are doing is not helping.