Monday, June 12, 2006

Terrible Job As Usual, Bush

I just read a brilliant article by Tom Turnipseed.

It pretty much sums up my feelings on the al-Zarqawi issue. When I heard he was killed, I wondered A. if they had a chance to capture the guy alive, and B. were any innocent people killed, too?

Unfortunately, it's yes to both.

They knew he was in that building. Why not just surround it and take him alive? Isn't that just basic common sense strategy anyway? Well, even if it's not, I thought the message we're trying to get across is that killing is wrong. People kill Americans, and they're called evildoers. Americans kill whoever they want, and it's called heroicism, and face of the dead guy is plastered all over the place in celebration. The Post and the News both sickened me, with the big, bloated, dead face of al-Zarqawi on their covers. Inside, it was cartoons of him in hell. I think it's ironic. They goof on the whole 72-virgins thing, but their headline is "al-Zarqawi Blown To Hell." What hell? The one with the stalagtites and fire and a red-suited devil with a pointy beard and tail? They use "hell" in their headline, implying it is truth that this man is now in this place, and then they go an make fun of his "crazy" religion. It's all crap, I say.

On top of all this, a woman and a child were killed in the attack. For some reason, this is ignored by the media, as they're too excited about the fact that a dude who kinda looks like bin Laden got killed.

And the father of a man who was beheaded by al-Zarqawi had some really great things to say, as you'll read in the above linked article.


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