Friday, June 8, 2007

Gulf War Game (came out in early 2003)

"It's old hat now, but in early 2003 this page was hopping. Occasionally a pro-war loony will email me to sneer that things didn't turn out like this. The ability to miss the point is strong in some people. This game starts with a simple premise: that Bush/Blair were telling the truth. Saddam had WMD and was willing to use them.

Since that now seems incorrect, of course reality diverged from the game very quickly. Anyhow, you might be amused to read some of the hate mail that I received from the armchair patriot brigade. Some of these people need help ASAP."

idleworm: gulf war game

It's an interesting comical analysis. I sent this out to friends before the war started, basically to refute the simpleton messages believed by Bush and his supporters. You know, things like "being showered with roses" and "welcomed as liberators." Well, like the guy says above, the WMD's part was wrong, but it does point out the unique complications of the religious and ethnic factions within this region, something the Bush administration didn't seem to realize or even understand. An internet cartoonist understood it, but not Bushco. Does that seem reasonable to anyone? I don't think it is. That's why some (including myself) think that we weren't/aren't being told the real reasons for the invasion and subsequent occupation.

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