In the Humble Opinion of LittleBill, Socialist, Atheist, and Humanist
No Balls, No Glory

As you will probably recall, GW Bush has said he makes his decisions based on thoughts that come from his gut. And Dick Cheney likes to contrast the courage of Republicans with the defeatism of Democrats. Both predict that if we withdrew it would only encourage "the terrorists", so we continue to terrorize the Middle East. It has only recently occurred to them that diplomacy and listening to "the other" might be a good idea, but as a tactic rather than as an intellectual theory. It is really odd that they continue to emphasize that it is "the terrorists" who like to kill innocent people, especially children. We are far ahead of them on that score, especially when you consider the millions of lives (on both sides) which will never come to be because of our aggression. And how do they know that our withdrawal would never work? We've never tried it. That would involve confessing to one of the most egregious crimes against humanity in history, especially because of its total futility. As we used to say in the old days on the ranch, neither one of them has the balls to give it a try.

3 comments:

pekka said...

Philosophically you and I must belong to the same tribe.

Lack of rationale with the neoconservative circular logic is almost nauseating. It goes something like this; Our invasion created huge number of terrorists in Iraq who will take over if we withraw. Therefore, we must stay the course indefinitely and keep on fighting them. In other words, the more you fight, the longer you fight. Help me, I feel a bit sick!

I just red somewhere a great aphorism: "The agressor is always peace-loving; he would prefere to take over our country unopposed".

Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf said...

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Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf said...

Pekka says,

"In other words, the more you fight, the longer you fight."

Rumsfeld actually asks, rhetorically:

"Is our current situation such that ‘the harder we work, the behinder we get?’"