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Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: You'll Be a Woman Soon

"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"
-Barbara Bush, March 18, 2003

“Love you so much, can’t count all the ways

I’d die for you girl, and all they can say is
He’s not your kind.”
-Neil Diamond, “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon”

“Defense attorneys for a former Army private accused of raping and killing a young Iraqi woman requested a gag order Tuesday to stop just about everyone involved in the case from discussing it.”
-Associated Press, July 11, 2006

“They never get tired of puttin’ me down
And I never know when I come around
What I’m gonna find
Don’t let them make up your mind
Don’t you know?”
-Neil Diamond, “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon”

“Four more soldiers have been charged with the rape and murder of a young Iraqi woman and her family, the most explosive of the five war crimes investigations currently under way in Iraq.
A fifth soldier was charged with dereliction of duty for failing to report the events of the night of March 12 when a group of soldiers are alleged to have abandoned their checkpoint to enter the home of an Iraqi family in the town of Mahmudiya. They allegedly raped and killed a young woman inside the house, and shot dead her parents and young sister.”
-Guardian (UK), July 11, 2006

“Girl, you’ll be a woman soon
Please come take my hand
Girl, you’ll be a woman soon
Soon you’ll need a man”
-Neil Diamond, “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon”

“Two sergeants are among five American soldiers charged in the alleged rape-murder of a young Iraqi woman and the killing of three of her relatives, the U.S. military said today in releasing the identities of the suspects.
The soldiers drank alcohol, abandoned their checkpoint, changed clothes to avoid detection and headed to the victims' house, about 200 yards from a U.S. checkpoint in the ‘Triangle of Death,’ a Sunni Arab area south of Baghdad known for its violence, the affidavit said.”
-Associated Press, July 10, 2006

“I’ve been misunderstood for all of my life
But what they’re sayin’, girl, just cuts like a knife
The boys no good”
-Neil Diamond, “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon”

“Green is accused of raping the woman and killing her and the three other family members, including a girl estimated to be 5 years old. An official familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press that Green set fire to the rape victim's body in an apparent cover-up attempt.”
-Associated Press, July 10, 2006

“Well, I finally found what I’ve been looking for
But if they get the chance, they’ll end it for sure
Sure they would
Baby, I’ve done all I could
It’s up to you”
-Neil Diamond, “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon”

“A video showing the bodies of two U.S. soldiers kidnapped and killed last month south of Baghdad claimed they were killed in retaliation for the alleged rape of the young woman in March.
The U.S. military has said no evidence links the incidents and on Tuesday it condemned the video, saying ‘it demonstrates the barbaric and brutal nature of the terrorists and their complete disregard for human life’"
-CNN, July 11, 2006

“Girl, you’ll be a woman soon
Please come take my hand
Girl, you’ll be a woman soon
Soon you’ll need a man”
-Neil Diamond, “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon”

“Fourteen-year-old Abeer al-Janabi was raped and killed. Her parents and 6-year-old sister were also slain.”
-Reuters, July 11, 2006

“The ‘woman’ who was raped was not a woman. She was 14 years old. In the United States she wouldn’t even be in high school yet.
She wasn’t a woman. She was a girl, and she was brutally raped and killed by people who, like it or not, represent the United States of America in a foreign land. A hundred new schools and a thousand flowery speeches will not erase what was done here in the eyes of the people living in Iraq. The terrorists don’t need to fight us. All they need is for this to happen and they will win.”

“Rumsfeld spoke with 700 U.S. troops at a military base in Balad, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Baghdad, before moving on to the capital to see Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
‘Each time I come to Iraq, I see progress,’ Rumsfeld told the soldiers. ‘You're making progress. ... You're making history.’”
-CNN, July 12, 2006


Blogger Alan said...

Brilliant post! Bravo.

6:41 AM  

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