Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Iraqi Political Football

Sporting Pursuit

Ih-Rah-Kay Poh-Lih-Tih-Kal Foot-Bawl

Entirely imaginary match-up between Democrats, foreign fighters and non-specific fascists, in which Decents declare their solidarity with Decent Iraqis.

Notional contest in which fictional Mesopotamian men of peace conduct an entirely non-sectarian conflict against a generalised concept of evil, as embodied by non-Iraqi terrorists, via the endeavours of a largely illusory Iraqi Army.

Entertaining pastime, useful for explaining vastly complex bloodbaths involving an incomprehensible patchwork of militias, death squads, private armies, criminal gangs and terrorist groups, all of whom split their loyalties between a bewildering array of political, religious, national and tribal interests.

"So, who will you be supporting in the Iraqi Political Football, then?"

"Well, obviously I'm backing the good guys."

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