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THE ONION: Christmas Brought to Iraq By Force

Posted in christmas, foreign policy, George W. Bush, humor, iraq, Iraq War, Satire, The Onion by Curtis on 12/15/06

(full story [ here ])

BAGHDAD, IRAQ — On almost every corner in Iraq’s capital city, carolers are singing, trees are being trimmed, and shoppers are rushing home with their packages—all under the watchful eye of U.S. troops dedicated to bringing the magic of Christmas to Iraq by force.

“It’s important that life in liberated Iraq get back to normal as soon as possible,” said Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz at a press conference Monday. “That’s why we’re making sure that Iraqis have the best Christmas ever—something they certainly wouldn’t have had under Saddam Hussein’s regime.” …

…Bush, speaking from his Crawford ranch, praised the brave men and women of Operation Desert Santa and asked for the understanding of all Americans.

“We must be patient with the Iraqis,” said Bush, seated before a Christmas tree dotted with Scottish terrier ornaments. “The holidays can be a very stressful time, especially for people not yet used to the customs. I’m sure Iraq will enjoy the happiest of holiday seasons if we show resolve and commit to making sure they do.”

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