Greyhawk comments from Iraq on the controversy surrounding the shooting of a wounded terrorist in Fallujah. He poses a series of trivia tests; here’s the first one:
Trivia test 1: Which of the following is an actual quote from Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi regarding the insurgents in Fallujah on the eve of the assault?
A: “The insurgents have known for months that we’re coming – go ye now forth and wound them, then patch them up and make them promise to stop killing children, and beheading people, and shooting Iraqi aid workers. Make them say “I’m sorry” for the atrocities they committed in the name of Saddam Hussein too. Ensure they are sincere, accept nothing less than pinky swears, and then and only then let them go in peace. Remember, we are in the business of winning hearts and minds!”
“Pinky swears! Pinky swears!” Chanted the wildly enthusiastic soldiers. Allawi replied: “Hearts and minds!”
B: “The people of Fallujah have been taken hostage … and you need to free them from their grip,” Allawi told Iraqi soldiers on Monday during a visit to the main U.S. base outside Fallujah.
“May they go to hell!” the soldiers shouted. Allawi replied: “To hell they will go.”