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GW Bush talkin' some shit.

From some article I just read on CNN:
Appearing with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the NATO summit in Turkey, President Bush said Monday that the insurgents were taking hostages because "They can't whip our militaries."

"What they can do is get on your TV screens and stand in front of your TV cameras and cut someone's head off in order to get us to cringe and retreat. That's their strongest weapon," he said

That's fucking sweet, dude. Keep struttin' around and shaking off gruesome murder after gruesome murder. We'll see how ridiculous "their strongest weapon" is when they get a hold of one of YOUR daughters and cut her head off.


Jun. 29th, 2004 10:10 am (UTC)
Wrong. That is EXACTLY what you do.

The entire point of the actions that the terrorists are taking is to dishearten and demoralize their enemy. To the extent they suceed they are encouraged to continue, enhance their prestige, and win new recruits.

There is no "diplomatic" reply to terrorists that is appropriate other than open, defiant contempt coupled with an expression of grim resolve to kill them all (and action to effect that resolve).
Jun. 29th, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
Do you think you'd be able to explain that to Paul Johnson's wife or mother, or Patrick Berg's mother, Keith Maupin's mother...maybe Daniel Pearl's new baby son, who, unfortunately, will never know what a gifted individual his father was? Do you think you could look them all in the eye and say "it's ok, we got those bastards right where we want them now, sorry your kid had to die in the process..." and live with yourself? I doubt it. I understand the point you're trying to make, though, but butchering innocent people on camera and then posting that on the internet or burning their bodies and dragging them thru the streets is an awful lot of blood to have on your hands at one time.
Jun. 29th, 2004 11:17 am (UTC)
Could FDR look into the face of the four hundred thousand mothers who had their sons killed and say "we beat the Japs and Germans..too bad your kid had to die in the process"?

War is awful bloody business. People die.

Either the war is worth fighting or it is not.

Argue, if you will, that it not worth fighting but spare me this type of response that is proof positive that either you are playing shoddy partisan games or are a witless moron without the slightest grasp of reality.