[lbo-talk] Brit general says US/UK should "admit defeat" in Iraq

bitch at pulpculture.org bitch at pulpculture.org
Sat May 5 10:34:48 PDT 2007

At 10:37 PM 5/4/2007, Carl Remick wrote:
>I have heard Grant's Memoirs praised as far back as I can remember and
>have never had the slightest interest in reading this slovenly drunk's
>recollections of how he helped to invent industrialized total war, so
>preparing the way for the mechanized military mass slaughter of the 20th
>century. The fact that, as President, this sodden star-spangled sad sack
>nominally oversaw the most corrupt administration in US history is a mere
>footnote to his depredations in intensifying the scale and horror of war
>*and* in keeping the dickheads of Dixie conjoined to the (relatively)
>civilized folk of the North. As I said long ago on the list, it was
>insane for the North to fight to hold onto the South, then and now a
>hopelessly backward region peopled by poorly educated, violence-prone,
>anti-labor, religious loonies. The US today has a savage, reactionary,
>simple-minded popular and political culture in large part because of Grant
>& Co.'s triumphantly counterproductive efforts to keep the benighted South
>forever affixed to the long-suffering North.

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