“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Question War - If you don't, who will?

So, when do you think the mass revulsion of the American people at the actions of their government will begin?

Are you sickened yet by the innocent blood, the incessant beat of the war drums, the shame of our actions, the crimes our elected leaders commit every day? How many more will be tortured at Guantanamo or sent to more effective torture chambers under that quaint program called rendition? Shall we flatten another Falluja? A few more tons of depleted uranium for good measure to assure future lethality? Maybe it will take another 1600 American deaths. Do you think that 100,000 Iraqi dead count in the calculus of our collective moral outrage?

How about another war? Iran is threatening us with, let me guess, weapons of mass destruction? Chavez in Venezuela keeps playing us for chumps (yeah, he's got oil). There's that pesky Kim Jong Il in North Korea, the crazy uncle we don't like to talk too much about for fear we'll really piss him off.

Have you read with rage the Brit memo, that most smoking of guns where Bush connived by July 2002 to wage war "justified by the conjunction of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction." Just one problem – it didn't jibe with the reality-based community. So, "The intelligence and facts are being fixed around the policy." Are you offended enough by the sheer brazenness of that statement, by the conspiracy to dupe us all to offer up blood, honor and treasure, so that you finally say Enough! So that you act to stop them from acting in your name, squandering your money, threatening your security, risking your sons and daughters, killing their sons and daughters?

Is your God angry yet?

Are you?