Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Most Important Sound Bite of the Twenty-First Century

Just as the most important person of the twentieth century, Karl Marx, lived in the previous century, the words that defined the twenty-first century were spoken in the twentieth.

Here Bill Clinton's Sectretary of State Madeleine Albright tells the world that the death of half a million Iraqi women and children is "worth it" to the interests of US citizens.

I don't remember anyone telling me in the mid-1990s that Saddam would force my wife and daughters to wear burqas, but apparently preventing him from doing so was worth killing half a million innocent oppressed people.

Jesus seems to have thought so, too. His people were more concerned with Clinton's hanky-panky with Monica Lewinsky than with his murderous sanctions against Iraq, and they consider Muslim admiration for Osama, whose fatwa was triggered by the carnage, proof of depravity.

A decade and a half later, we have ObamaCare, scanners at airports that virtually strip passengers naked, two wars in which "our" generals can't define what victory would look like, and a debt burden the whole planet couldn't hope to pay off. Tell me, adopted sibling of Jesus, has it been worth it? Is it worth more of the same?


  1. So no one ever should be punished in this life for wrong doing? And people who support and defend killers are innocent bystanders?

    While we Americans are children of the devil because we came to the defense of an ally who asked us for help when they were being attacked?

    I guess we should have just sat quietly when we were bombed by the righteous Japanese in World War II. We must have deserved that because of our oppression of the Japanese. After all we told them that they weren't allowed to invade China. It was all our fault.

    What a selective memory you have. You remember that bin Laden "righteously" bombed us because we had troops in Saudi Arabia, but you forget that we were invited and the reason why we were invited.

    Don't take a terrorist's side in this just because you don't like your own government.

  2. Hi, Andy,

    Good to hear from you again, as always. This will require a full post, but I'm working on it and will have it up as soon as I can. And no, I won't flame you. I'm a rank amateur, and it would seem I haven't communicated clearly.