October 18, 2006

Republican congressman boasts of Iraq having sunshine

Posted in political satire at 10:41 pm by thewashingtonbeltsider

images7.jpgby Tom Toburn

Representative Peter King (R-NY) is back on the offensive, in describing gains the US has made in the liberation of Iraq, praising the presence of sunshine in the region.  “It’s like Manhattan.  It’s quite lovely this time of year,” said, the congressman, who has been visiting many of the secured areas of Baghdad over the last 12 months.  “I was quite enchanted.”

“It’s really quite incredible.  It’s not like we’re talking about Bangla Desh or Ethiopa.  There are actually not that many dead people on the streets anymore, and the ones that are on the streets are usually cleaned up the next day.  I think the citizens are on the verge of really appreciating all that we have done for them, and then, we’ll probably be greeted as liberators after the fact.”

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  1. […] Rather than backing down from comments comparing present-day Iraq with modern cities in the United States like Manhattan, Representative Peter King (R-NY) instead said that Baghda is, in fact, more beautiful and special than most US cities, and said, “It is a lot like a shining beacon, a different kind of example of the vast potential for the human spirit, like the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz.” […]


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