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"...we just mow the whole place down, see what happens"

As attacks on U.S. troops and NGO compounds continue in Iraq, the GOP’s unified message about the war’s success seems to be weakening.

While official party line now focuses on how the U.S. is bringing freedom and democracy to Iraq, some members forget the script from time to time.

Trent Lott recently suggested:

If we have to, we just mow the whole place down, see what happens. You’re dealing with insane suicide bombers who are killing our people, and we need to be very aggressive in taking them out.

Now there’s the way to win over the Iraqi people and show them that they’re better off now. Oh wait. if they’re all dead then we don’t have to win anybody over…

Posted by blipsman at October 31, 2003 1:49 PM