Monday, January 22, 2007

Calling his bluff
Many left-wing bloggers have a favorite intemperate, right-wing extremist that go to when they can't think of anything else to blog about. These favorites can be depended on to say something so outrageous that the posts practically write themselves. Ed Brayton's favorite is a tough-talking, white guy who calls himself Gribbit the Bulldog.

The other day Gribbit had this to say:
Let’s take a look at just today’s news. In Massachusetts, a 16 year old high school student stabbed to death a 15 year old in the hallway. In Detroit, a female police officer was shot in the stomach. In Chicago, a Marine who served 2 tours in Iraq got shot and killed outside a nightclub. In Oklahoma, a 10 year old girl is missing. So tell me that this nation is any safer than Iraq. I dare you.

Having nothing better to say right now, I thought I would take Gribbit up on his challenge.
At least 90 people were dead and about 180 wounded in bombings targeting Shiite areas in and around Baghdad Monday, police and officials said....

At least 78 people were killed and more than 150 wounded earlier Monday after two nearly simultaneous bombs struck a predominantly Shiite commercial area in central Baghdad in the deadliest attack in two months, officials said.

The U.S. military reported the deaths of two Marines in a particularly bloody weekend for American forces in Iraq — a total of 27 dead in just two days.

That was easy, and grim. Keep in mind that the United States has twelve times the population of Iraq.

Gribbit also thinks the economy in Iraq is better than here. I think he should emigrate or, better yet, arrange for a temporary visit courtesy of Uncle Sam. I hear he's looking for a few good men. I'm sure he'd settle for Gribbit.

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