March 07, 2003

On a rail

Or, "How I Was Ridden Out of Baghdad," brought to you by the pathetic chickenshield movement. Do read the comments accompanying the quotes, and note who they are from.

(Via Sean Kirby.)

Posted by Andrea Harris at March 7, 2003 12:14 AM

It’s funny that the Iraqis were threatening to stop feeding them – according to Salam Pax, the shields were consuming more food rations in one meal than the average Iraqi family consumes in a week, saying "What are they eating? A whole lamb every meal?"

These shields are pathetic in so many ways. They’re shocked to discover that a murderous dictator’s regime has a tendency to be bossy?

They were supposed to be willing to sacrifice their lives for their anti-war cause. In a way, they really do represent the anti-war movement. When they had to face a harsh reality, they ran away.

They’re afraid of losing credibility. They can’t lose what they never had.

Posted by: mary at March 7, 2003 at 09:33 AM

The human shields said they hoped their presence would "demoralize" U.S. attack pilots. If I were one of these pilots, it would bother me much less to drop a bomb on a group of human shields that on a group of Iraqi conscripts.

They seem to be relying on what they think is a U.S. reluctance to kill people who are "white" and/or "western." I guess they never heard about what happened to Hamburg and Dresden.

Posted by: David Foster at March 7, 2003 at 10:04 AM

Seriously, David, you couldn't be more right.

I don't usually Fisk, but I may make an exception for this item.

Andrea, aren't you nice, using "chickenshields." But now you owe me twelve cents in royalties.

Posted by: Steve H. at March 7, 2003 at 10:32 AM