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Monday, October 04, 2004

We don't need that ding-dang rest of the world!!

I was recently reading some comments on a right-wing blog about last week's debate. Among the sea of posts spinning it as 'a victory on style but not on substance' was this gem;

"The War On Terror is not a war on al Qaeda as John Kerry keeps trying to say with his point about getting Bin Laden. It’s about destroying anyone that would use terror to advance a political view, especially the ones who have a beef with the United States."

…and it’s not alarming that Bush’s policies create more people who have ‘beef’ with the U.S. every single day? At this rate, in 100 years, when we’re still fighting the poorly defined WOT (and therefore, are still not allowed to criticize the president or anyone more to the right than John McLaughlin), we should be engaged in a war with most of the 15 to 20 billion people not intelligent enough to be Americans.

They’re all exactly right when they say ‘we don't have to ask permission of the rest of the world to do anything’. But have you ever considered that since most of the world’s nuc-u-lar weapons are outside the United States, that it might be a good idea not to be complete assholes to the rest of the globe? This line of thinking is great for someone who sits on their porch in West Virginia with a loaded shotgun to keep people off their land, but what about the rest of us who actually would like to travel somewhere besides Las Vegas?



Blogger Jeff blathered...

Yeah, my favoite aspect of all this right-wing dismissal of the rest of the world is that the same people were complaining during the Monica Lewinski scandal that it makes us look bad in the eyes of the world. A conservative friend of mine said, "Jeff the rest of the world is laughing at us," during the impeachment hearings. So how is it that world opinion carries so much weight when someone gets a blow job, but not any when we go to war? I guess what they're saying is: it's okay for the world to be blistering with hatred for us, as long as they're not laughing at us. What kind of neurotic shit is that?

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