Just a quick hit to point out an excellent post by Alonzo Fyfe of Atheist Ethicist that puts what’s going on in Iraq into perspective:
It has been four years since the French had helped the Americans defeat King George III. Since then, living conditions in America have changed considerably.
For one thing, the French have taken the best parts of New York and Charleston harbors and turned them into French military ports for their ships.
They have also taken the best part of Philadelphia, the part that includes Independence Hall, and turned it into a walled up French compound called (for some strange reason) ?The Green Zone.? Within its walls, they have a construction project going on that makes Versailles look like a hunting lodge. It?s an area that includes Independence Hall and, in fact, the new American government is almost entirely housed within French fortifications. It?s for their protection ? from the ?Tories? (former King George sympathizers) who have threatened to disrupt the new government.
continue at Alonzo’s