There really is no ‘ho like an old ‘ho…who cut his teeth (or learned to shield them, rather) at the WaHoPo. Eh?
The dramatic drop in violence in Iraq is due in large part to a secret program the U.S. military has used to kill terrorists, according to a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward.
The program — which Woodward compares to the World War II era Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb — must remain secret for now or it would “get people killed,” Woodward said Monday on CNN’s Larry King Live.
“It is a wonderful example of American ingenuity solving a problem in war, as we often have,” Woodward said.
Ingenuity, schmingenuity. This is an old tactic, actually. It was first perfected, to my knowledge, in Guatemala during the 1950s, after the place was reconverted to banana-republicanism. The problem was that democracy had broken out, and the natives had gotten all uppity and didn’t want to make the United Fruit Co. happy anymore as good little slave laborers. Solution? Genocide. Only, of course, it was disguised as “antiterrorism”–all “terrorists”, conveniently, being of a liberal or leftist persuasion, and in favor of land and labor reforms. Or anything else that might actually succeed in digging the locals out of the mire of perma-poverty.
The only real thing that’s changed, in all this time, is the locale of the banana-republicanization. And the language of the locals. Otherwise, no hay ningún diferencia.