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Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Stream of consciousness rant about the war
Some may be surprise to hear a Saddam Hussein lover like me saying this, but I'm glad that it appears the citizens of Iraq will be freer and have a better government. I figure the "war on terror" is going to end in so much disaster sooner or later that people should really try to get as much positives out of it as they can.
Americans will soon be honoring the Iraqi civilians who were killed or injured so that Iraq could be free. They will get parades and everything. Really.
Today, on his radio show, Sean Hannity was mocking those who warned that Saddam might use chemical weapons against the U.S. military if attacked. The funny part about this is if one is logically consistent and does not believe that there was any chance that Saddam would use chemical weapons against the U.S. even after being attacked, there is no reason to think Saddam was any sort of threat to the U.S. of A. And if one believes that, the best you could say about President George W. Bush on this matter is that he is wrong on his most prominent argument for war with Iraq. Hannity has not argued that point oddly enough.
Once Team Bush picks and publicizes a new target in this war without end, I have no doubt that those on the White House leash will say that this country will be at least as easy as Iraq to take over and the naysayers fail to realize how the great the U.S. is. Of course these people don' really believe that and try to apply that reasoning to their overall worldview. Otherwise they would be seeking to enlarge the military through reinstating the draft or some other means so that the U.S. could do more good around the world and they could once again say, "freedom isn't free!"
Bush has said he is going to focus more attention on the situation between Israelis and Palestinians once Iraq is taken care of. Soon he will be demanding that Israel end all settlements in Palestinian territory and grant Palestinians a state of their own or face the wrath of Uncle Sam.
You say we need a reason. "Freedom, democracy, liberty, security - take your pick," Bush would answer if he were being honest. "You realize we're making this shit up as we go along, right?"
You say you can' imagine the U.S. siding with the Palestinians over the Israelis. You are absolutely right and it is there that all of the lies about how the U.S. is fighting for "freedom" and against oppression become clear. It isn't about those things at all. It is about U.S. power and when a country enhances of even just does not threaten that power, it can do pretty much whatever the hell it wants.