Thursday, January 25, 2007

Paved With Good Intentions

US Money Paves "Saddam Hussein Street": -- in time for mourners in Palestine to pray for the eternal repose of the soul of the former dictator of Iraq. USAID funded the street after providing money for facilities named after persons who killed US citzens according to Arutz Sheva. (Hat tip: Allen)

Inside Israel

US Money Paves Saddam Hussein Street in PA Village 21:51 Jan 25, '07 / 6 Shevat 5767 by Ezra HaLevi

Saddam Hussein road, in the Palestinian Authority, has been ceremoniously repaved using money from the American USAID agency.

The PA-assigned town of Yaabid named both its school and its main street after the former Iraqi dictator.

"In the Yaabid Municipality… thousands of citizens held a requiem for the soul of Saddam in the mosque," Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported on January 4th. "Following that, a march began in the streets of the municipality, that ended at the offices of the Yaabid Municipality, where a mourners' tent was opened in his memory. Public figures and the [terrorist] factions in Yaabid decided to name one of the schools in the municipality and its most important street after Saddam to immortalize his memory and to emphasize the values of Arabness and Jihad, which he represented."

Following a US grant to the municipality of Jenin, earmarked for roadwork in the town, a block in the city center named for the first Iraqi suicide-bomber was refurbished. The terrorist, who killed four American soldiers in Fallujah, was praised by the city's mayor at the block's dedication. According to Al-Hayat Al-Jadida of April 4, 2004, speakers at the dedication praised the "resistance of the residents of Fallujah."

In May, 2004, USAID funded the building of the Salaf Khalef Sports Center. Khalef, known also as Abi Iyad, was the head of the Black September terror group, which stood behind the murder of two US diplomats in Sudan, as well as the Munich massacre of eleven Israeli Olympic athletes.

In December, 2004, USAID funded the renovation of the Dalal Mughrabi School – named after Mughrabi and her terror group, who killed American photographer Gail Rubin and 36 Israelis.

I would venture to say these tragic-comic incidents  are not the way to win Hearts and Minds, if ever that was the intention. Unless it was intended to convince the opposition that we are simply too stupid to be worth fightin. But my guess is this sort of thing just falls through the cracks. A perfect example of the Left hand doing what the Right hand does not know. You know you're in bad shape when you hope you are simply dumb and not perverse.


Blogger charlotte said...

Maybe we're not so dumb. Seems we drew the line at funding a Kennedy Driving School and McKinney Etiquette Center for the Palis.

1/25/2007 07:00:00 PM  
Blogger Charles said...

The Cork

Two Arab terrorists are in a locker room taking a shower after their bomb making class, when one notices the other has a huge cork stuck in his butt.

If you do not mind me saying," said the second, "that cork looks very uncomfortable. Why do you not take it out?"

I regret I cannot", lamented the first Arab. "It is permanently stuck in my butt."

"I do not understand," said the other.

The first Arab says, "I was walking along the beach and I tripped over an oil lamp. There was a puff of smoke, and then a huge old man in an American flag attire with a white beard and top hat came boiling out. He said, "I am Uncle Sam, the Genie. I can grant you one wish."

I said, "No sh-t?"

God Bless America!

1/25/2007 09:36:00 PM  
Blogger allen said...


re: Kennedy Driving School

That, my dear, is cold.

1/25/2007 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger allen said...


For those who pay too little attention to such things, it must be said that you have done some first-rate work at Westhawk. Always a joy.

1/25/2007 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger charlotte said...

Many thanks, Allen. Have been enjoying your links and analyses all the different places.

1/26/2007 05:11:00 AM  
Blogger Jonathan Siberry said...

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1/26/2007 06:50:00 AM  
Blogger Jonathan Siberry said...

funny comments, it is ironic almost that war itself funds more war (e.g. one side sells guns to the other for business).

So America funding America hating (or associated) buildings adds to the irony

Jonathan (plumbers london associate)

1/26/2007 06:57:00 AM  
Blogger Cutler said...

"So America funding America hating (or associated) buildings adds to the irony"

Wouldn't be the first time. Christopher Andrews has pointed out that the KGB and Soviet intelligence had such good contacts in American defense industries that the US was basically providing technological development and research for both sides of the Cold War.

1/26/2007 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger Annoy Mouse said...

"after Saddam to immortalize his memory and to emphasize the values of Arabness and Jihad, which he represented"

One can admire Saddam's Arabness, but his Jihadist credentials?

Hopefully the thoughtful Jihadist will ponder Saddam's fate while strolling down Saddam Drive, always checking the sky for birds of prey.

1/26/2007 12:52:00 PM  

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