Oh, Jesus… What. A. Country!

“You ought to be beating your chest every morning. Ought to look in the mirror, suck in our bellies and say ‘Damn, we’re Americans,’ and smile.”


(via Liberal OC, who is so cool, I get frostbite just reading his site)

This video makes me feel like that quote up top.

Man, this is gonna be a looong election year.

In case you don’t remember, the identity of the quotester is after the jump.

Jay Garner:

“Coalition planners came up with an operation that protected the nation’s infrastructure. Garner said he had plans for how to put the country back together if Saddam Hussein had carried out what he feared fires in the oil fields, massive flooding from Saddam blasting the dams, and millions of refugees, to name just a few.

“None of this happened because of the plan and the execution of that plan, Garner said. “There’s not much infrastructure problems here other than connecting stuff back together,” he said. “I think the American people ought to be proud. This has never happened before in history.”

“Garner said the plan spared then victims of the regime and put Iraq in a place to be able to chart a new future. “You ought to be beating your chest every morning,” Garner said. “Ought to look in the mirror, suck in our bellies and say ‘Damn, we’re Americans,’ and smile.”
Baghdad, April 30, 2003

Not related, I just happened to see a the link: The Pentagon does podcasts? WTF?

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