Saturday, December 30, 2006
I try, so help me I do
I try to stay away from politics, I really do. I also try not to wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty but the pig enjoys it. However, I really must protest. They hung Saddam Hussein? Really? I'm amazed. Was the guy a fucker? No doubt. Then again what country's leader can be said to be "a nice guy"? What's that you say? He brutally supressed rebellion? Used poison gas on his own people? Wanted to acquire weapons of mass destruction? Folks, what exactly do you think would happen to you if you tried to start a rebellion in this country? How far do you think you'd get? As far as the Kurds? Anyone remember the civil war? How far do you think your elected leaders would go to keep the North from seceding? You can bet that any leaders coming even close to pulling that off would be immediately imprisoned if not executed. If it did get that far you can bet no military solution for the Federal government to reassert control would be off the table. In short WTF? We can now depose any leader and execute him because he's a dick? Did you know that if you even suggest we start with our own that it's a crime? When they can imprison you for what you say how free are you exactly? How far does one have to go before the men in black show up at the door? We are on a slippery slope my friends. May god help us all.
i'm certainly not mourning saddam but i kinda wonder how much worse it may get over there now. also i do think we clearly have two standards, one for our country and one for the rest of the world and that saddens me. i think we have inrrevocably fucked up a region of the world that was already mired in 1000s of years of ethnic and religious hatred. we certainly have not made things better even though saddam was a tyrannical despot who certainly did not deserve another minute of life.
I'm not sad that he is gone that's for sure. I too do not like to dable in politics there I claim ignorance is bliss but in this case...he deserved EVERYTHING he got. I feel very fortunate to be able to have the freedom we have even if we do have idiots for politians. But then aren't they all?
I'm with you, Andy. The dude deserved to die but so do a LOT of people running countries. It's SO not our business.
For sure, the guy was pure evil in a human form. I'm never sure about the best protocol for dealing with such people, as I tend to be a nonviolent person. In the words of Thoreau, the government that governs least governs best!
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