Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • Whatever is really happening in Iraq and whoever was right about the reasons the are some things that seem hard to deny.

    1. If there were WMD of any variety in Iraq they are now probably in the hands of people who are not much better that Hussein.
    2. The war in Iraq seems to have made large chunks of for want of a worse word old europe more anti Bush and probably more anti american now that he has been reelected.
    3. The failure to find any WMD leaves people with a bitter taste in their mouths about pre
    • If there were WMD of any variety in Iraq they are now probably in the hands of people who are not much better that Hussein.

      Sure. At worst, we are likely not much worse off. But I never supported the war because I thought WMD existed, this was never my priority, and it doesn't have much to do with my thoughts on the matter one way or another.

      The war in Iraq seems to have made large chunks of for want of a worse word old europe more anti Bush and probably more anti american now that he has been reelecte
  • TorgoX writes that what Bush is trying to do in Iraq will do poorly even if the Iraqis are lucky.

    I think that is is a very poor attribution.

    TorgoX may very well have the most posts in the journals, but he doesn't actully comment on a large portion of them. (Which isn't a slam in any way against his posting style.)

    In the post you link to, he makes no comment at all. He links to four different articles and it takes a bit of work to find out what, exactly you are referring to here.

    Because you are not ref
    • In the post you link to, he makes no comment at all ... Because you are not referring to something he actually wrote, but rather an article he linked to... ... I am safe to infer he agrees with the content, when it seems reasonable that he would. Which it does.
      • I am safe to infer he agrees with the content, when it seems reasonable that he would.

        I'll leave arguments of reasonableness to you.

        But you did not infer this, you claimed that he wrote it.

        He did not.

        I guess there isn't much more to say to make that point...
  • Iraq is progressing about as well as anyone could have hoped.

    Unless you were the guy responsible for the initial plan [rense.com].

    We used to play that game as kids. I would do something on my skateboard... it would go incredibly bad, then I'd say: "I meant to do that".

    Of course, it wasn't true.

    And, as this article notes [typepad.com] many of the people that actually had a clue about how it was really going to go down... they got fired.

    By all indications, the nation is well on its way to having its own entirely independent co
    • You're really boring.
      • You know thats the problem with the U.S.

        Kerry didn't get elected because he couldnt or refused to reduce complex moral, economic and military issues into happy chirpy apple-pie bullshit, unlike Bush who lied through his teeth to provide patriotic sounding soundbites.

        Why listlen when its boring - much better to believe that Saddam was a bad guy (in fact he is quite far down the list of bad guys, compared to dictators accross africa and asia) that needed to be removed from power, or that the iraqi opposit

        --

        @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
        print reverse @JAPH;
        • Kerry didn't get elected because he couldnt or refused to reduce complex moral, economic and military issues into happy chirpy apple-pie bullshit

          Keep deceiving yourself if you want your party to keep losing. Don't let me stop you.

          much better to believe that Saddam was a bad guy (in fact he is quite far down the list of bad guys, compared to dictators accross africa and asia) that needed to be removed from power

          Talk about simplistic bullshit!
  • Germany went through much the same after Hitler. Germany seems to be doing okay today. Granted there are a lot of differences but to say there is no precedence is not historically accurate.