Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Quote of the Day

On the success/or not of the Iraq invasion: " I should say though, to my amazement, the occupation is not succeeding. It takes real talent to fail in this. For one thing, military occupations almost always work...Iraq is an unusually easy case. Here is a country that's been decimated by a decade of murderous sanctions that killed hundreds of thousands of people and left the whole place in tatters, devastated by wars, and run by a brutal tyrant. The idea that you can't get a military occupation to run under these circumstances, is almost inconceivable. I imagine if we got a couple of people on this floor together here at University of Mass. Institute of Technology, we could probably figure out how to get the electricity working, but the U.S. occupation hasn't."---Noam Chomsky