Sunday, September 17, 2006

The true Freedom Fries

After the start of the second Gulf War, many Americans refused to call French Fries by any other name than Freedom Fries, in response to the French Government's stance against the invasion of Iraq.

These days we are starting to find out the truth about exactly what Freedom can mean in Iraq. Not that it was any better before the invasion, but the problem is that the US, having espoused the concept of freedom for so long, is holding thousands (in this article 14,000) of Iraqis and others for long periods of time without trial. Many are finally sent home after months of detention but with no apology and no compensation.

This is no way to win the war on terror. But it's a damn good way to fan the flames.