Thursday, July 13, 2006

Killing Innocent People And The Slim Difference Of Presidential Thinking

Those of you who have not heard what the president has said about the Israel/Lebanon conflict (which may well lead us to WWIII) may be interested in reading the president's thoughts on the matter. Notice the slim differentiation made between killing people in the name of what (peace or stopping peace)? Which is worse - our killing innocent Iraqis - which has brought very little peace to Iraq? Or the actions of Isreal and Hezbollah that result in innocent civilian deaths?
PRESIDENT BUSH: -- to help calm the situation, we've got diplomats in the region. Secretary of State Rice, who is here, is on the phone talking to herf counterparts. I'll be making calls.

I gave you my initial impression earlier, and that is that it's a sad situation where -- when there is a very good chance for there to be a two-state solution enacted -- that is two states living side-by-side in peace -- it's really sad where people are willing to take innocent life in order to stop that progress. As a matter of fact, it's pathetic.

4 comments:

isabelita said...

Oh, I see that Merkel and Bush had what princesssparklepony calls a "matching arm chair photo op"! That's been Condi's prerogative for ages now, and the Princess S.P. has had a long-running analysis of Codni's various seatings with potentates and mucky-mucks from all over the globe.
Did you see Bush's photo op with the boar roasting on a spit?
I have to joke around here, my loathing and outrage over Bush's hypocritical speechifying knows no bounds...

Kvatch said...

PRESIDENT BUSH: -- to help calm the situation, we've got diplomats in the region. Secretary of State Rice, who is here, is on the phone talking to herf counterparts. I'll be making calls.

To people with whom the US has ZERO influence. WaPo called it earlier today. There is very little we can do here because the participants either don't give a f*ck what we think (Hezbollah/Hamas) or are no longer listening to us (Isreal).

Neil Shakespeare said...

He truly is an idiot. He should listen to himself. "Pathetic" he is...

Anonymous said...


Presumption of 'innocence'

Innocents in war are people who have had no control, no option, no political voice. There are no innocents in the USA. We elected George W. Bush and the Republican Congress.