Monday, May 28, 2007


And It's Neck-And-Neck To The Bottom!

Apparently, Dick Cheney's just peachy keen with the idea of being a terrorist:

"Capture one of these killers, and he'll be quick to demand the protections of the Geneva Convention and the Constitution of the United States," the Vice President said in the Saturday morning speech. "Yet when they wage attacks or take captives, their delicate sensibilities seem to fall away."

It's clear what Cheney's saying here, right? "They would do this to us. They have done this to us. That means we have a full right to repay the favor."

I can't believe this has to be said again: when you act like the bad guys, you become bad guys. You do not remain the good guys just because you stand for Mom and apple pie and they stand for repression and mass slaughter. If the enemy takes some sinister action that breaks a clearly defined rule, then you do not play "monkey see, monkey do." And if you do do such a thing, then you take responsibility for it. You do not claim that what you have done is just, and right, and godly. Rather, you say that you did what had to be done, and you accept the penalties of your action.

But that would require for Cheney to feel something vaguely resembling guilt when it comes to this war. Good luck with that.

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