Friday, August 29, 2003

Okay, now it's a breeding ground for terrorists.

Sometimes George W. Bush reminds me of Charles Foster Kane.

Let me explain.

In Citizen Kane, the greatest American film of its era, millionare publisher Charles Kane is caught cheating on his wife with a would-be singer. Tabloids report on this incident with the headline "Charles Foster Kane caught in Love Nest with 'Singer'". Charles then marries the woman and builds her an opera house in an attempt to "take the quotes off the word 'Singer'", to quote another character in the movie.

Sometimes I feel like the Bush administration is trying to take the quotes off the words "Iraq is a 'breeding ground for terrorism'".

N A J A F, Iraq, Aug. 29— A massive car bomb exploded at the Imam Ali mosque during prayers today in this holy city, killing 75 people, including one of Iraq's most important Shiite clerics, a hospital official said.

A survey of Najaf's medical facilities showed 75 dead and 140 wounded, many seriously, said Dr. Safaa al-Ameedi, chief doctor at the central hospital in the city, 110 miles southwest of Baghdad.

I was definitely against the war in Iraq. However, if you're going to tear down an entire society, you have a responsibility to rebuild it properly. Which I can't help but feel we've been having some trouble doing.

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