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Friday, December 27, 2002
We don’t like to talk about the colony-to-be
Given the amount of time I spend reading, thinking and writing about Iraq, it is a bit surprising to realize that over the last week I haven’t heard any member of extended family bring up the country in discussion. They’ve had hours upon hours to talk about anything they wanted to talk about but Iraq never comes up.
I don’t find this heartening since we have a president, George W. Bush, who wants overthrow the government of a country, Iraq, that has endured over 12 years of bombings and sanctions at the hands of Uncle Sam and yet still has not harmed the United States in any real way. The prez speaks of Iraq being a dangerous threat but goes about dealing with the problem with no more urgency than the Swedish Chef brings to cooking. Quite simply, if Bush isn't lying about the threat posed by Iraq, then he is incompetent at defending the U.S. A public that doesn’t bother to think about this is IMHO a public that can be manipulated into supporting just about anything since doing so allows them to get back to their comfortable lives.
If only the stakes weren’t so high.
In happier news, Google graphics like this always make me smile. I guess this one just illustrates the joy that Christmas brings me.