Friday, November 25, 2005

This gave me a laugh...

When I read this morning that protestors were back in Crawford, Texas and had celebrated Thanksgiving with "an Iraqi meal" I had to laugh.

Er, hardly anything in here is "Iraqi". Salmon????? P-L-E-A-S-E! I have seen salmon in exactly one place in the Middle East, which was in a sushi bar in Jordan. Where's the teshreeb? The masgoof? And they seem to have mixed up Middle Eastern food, with Iraqi food when it comes to Tabouleh (Lebanese) and Lentils (mostly eaten in Iraq only in lentil soup during Ramadan). Kind of like someone over in Iraq saying, "we're having an American style dinner, in solidarity with the soldiers that are risking their lives for our freedom, we're having grits and hamburgers." Permit me to risk saying that I think that our soldiers would have some choice jokes to make over that idea of 'solidarity'.

You know, really, what bothers me about this is how anyone can possibly delude themselves that they are somehow making a difference by doing this? Which once again, shows you how much they care to know about the culture that they are so wound up about representing. Do they really think that any family member of an Iraqi that has been killed cares what they are eating?

Here's a quote from the article:

“The idea is that it's an Iraqi-style meal to eat in solidarity with the Iraqi people who are dying there,” said Linda Foley, a protester from Azle. “We're not having the traditional indulgent American dinner.”

OK, now I'm REALLY laughing. Do they have any clue of how large an 'average' Iraqi meal is? (About the same as one of our "indulgent Thanksgiving feasts".) Forget about feasts when guests are there, or during Eid!!!

8 Comments:

Blogger Melinda said...

Oh, why break the tradition of having no idea what you are talking about/doing by actually finding out what people DO eat/think/say/feel in regard to any of this???

It just amazes me how very little these people who claim to know so much (heck, they think I'm too stupid to realize that I don't actually believe as I do!) truly know or understand.

Thanks for an interesting take on a ridiculous story.

11:22 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Kerry,

On C-Span today they briefly interviewed an author of a book about his experiences in Iraq as part of the American military effort. He was against the war and hinted that we, the Americans, weren't appreciated by the Iraqis.

But when I watched Neil Cavuto's show on Fox News last night, the four American soldiers interviewed told a completely different story. Two of the four specifically mentioned that they get "thank yous" from Iraqis all the time.

Michael Yon told Laura Ingram on her radio talk show last week that an American traveling in the Kurdish region of Iraq "walks on water" and is for the most part appeciated elsewhere in Iraq.

It's frustrating for me to think of how many Americans have been led to believe that our military is hated in Iraq.

7:02 AM  
Anonymous David said...

Of course, these moonbats have not the slightest idea of what they are talking about. But it gives them media coverage, and it hurts Bush, and that is all they want.

They have had their 15 minutes of fame, and now need to fade back into oblivion.

3:51 PM  
Blogger jtb-in-texas said...

Kerry, you so-and-so... I read you post and the reader comments without a warning and nearly spewed my coffee all over my keyboard...

Liberals ARE funny; but you have no right to be this funny without telling us to put down our coffee and swallow before reading further.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Kerry, as you know this has nothing to do with what these bozos say it does. It's about getting out the 64 color box of Crayolas and drawing a big colorful picture of yourself, so all the world can see it and know what a fabulously beautiful and contientious human being you are.

The mother of all ironies is that this kind of ignorant stereotyping is exactly the sort of thing that usually gets the moonbats in a froth. It's almost as if they said "We're going to ride around on camels all day in solidarity with our Iraqi brothers."

8:08 PM  
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Anonymous About Health Blog said...

Permit me to risk saying that I think that our soldiers would
have some choice jokes to make over that idea of solidarity.

2:17 PM  

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