Yes, But

Yes, it’s bad there, but what about North Korea?
Yes, he’s an evil dictator, but the Americans will be even worse.
Yes, they’ll overthrow him, but what about the humanitarian disaster that will inevitably follow?
Yes, democracy’s all very well in theory, but those people aren’t ready for it yet.
Yes, they chopped off his head, but what about Abu Ghraib?
Yes, the north might be peaceful, but what about Fallujah?
Yes, the south might be peaceful, but what about Fallujah?
Yes, millions of refugees have returned, but only because other countries don’t want them any more.
Yes, things might be better now, but at what price?
Yes, there are three hundred mass graves, but what about Fallujah?
Yes, Saddam had to be punished, but giving him the death penalty makes them worse than he is.
Yes, other countries in the Middle East should become democratic too, but what about Palestine?
Yes, it’s booming now, but if we’d given diplomacy more time the country would be better now without those hundreds of thousands of dead and the massive rebuilding operation.
Yes, my stepson’s going to university there, but he feels it’s a way of giving something back, making amends for all the damage we’ve done.
Yes, I drive an Iraqi car but that doesn’t mean I’m supporting the American puppet government there and its terrible treatment of its Palestinian population.
Yes, the holiday was great thanks, and the historical sites are just amazing, but think how much more amazing they would have been if we hadn’t bombed them into the Stone Age.
Yes, those bastards have outsourced Gavin’s job to Baghdad, but that’s globalization for you.

One Comment

  1. Posted 17Dec04 at 12:08 | Permalink

    Yikes, it’s Vicky Pollard meets Guardian letter writer.

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  1. By Chapomatic » Yes, But on 19Dec04 at 05:34

    […] 7;m not ***, but…” and then proceed to prove they’re ***, here’s a post that shows some profound cognitive dissonance.

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  2. By Who Knew? on 18Dec04 at 00:09

    Iraq Timeline
    If anyone is still out there I strongly urge you to read this witty and cathartic piece by Pootergeek. Read the whole thing (don’t skim)….

  3. By Harry's Place on 18Dec04 at 05:56

    Yeah, But….
    Unnatural experiments are taking place in a lab in Cambridge. As Anthony points out in the comments box to this post, mad scientist Pootergeek…

  4. By Silicon Valley Redneck on 18Dec04 at 17:02

    Morning linkies
    Via Michael Totten comes this essay on progressive patriotism, at Done With Mirrors.

  5. By Chapomatic on 19Dec04 at 06:34

    Yes, But
    In the spirit of all those people who say “I’m not ***, but…” and then proceed to prove they’re ***, here’s a post that shows some profound cognitive dissonance.

  6. By The Hole on 20Dec04 at 00:21

    Swings and roundabouts
    This was a very good weekend for silver linings. I had a nice Saturday night away with friends I hadn’t seen in a while. We had a great dinner (steaks that cost more than the outfit I was wearing, above…

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