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I was wondering exactly how possible it was to be completely blind to facts, almost to the point of ignorance. I was reading the Sept. 22 article here and it completely blows my mind that the line about Bush was even related to the article. And I quote, “half the country still wants to re-elect Bush?”. How does that have to do with what is going on in that prison? Does this person truly believe that Bush is calling up the prison in his free time and saying things like “Hey, the news is kind of slow over here, you mind torturing a woman and killing her husband for me?”… To me, that is the only thing possible for a person to believe is happening to make that statement. Then the next issue comes up, do people really believe that Kerry could make such things go away? What’s he going to do, give a presidential order? Because, ya know, that’s really going to solve the problem </sarcasm>.

I was also reading this today and wondered if people actually read their own writing and look for logic errors. If I were to expand the article and make more comparisons it would go something like this:

  • If the U.S. were Iraq (under Saddam) our Olympic baseball team would have been taken outside the stadium and shot for not making to the Olympics.
  • If the U.S. were Iraq people wouldn’t come out of their homes in fear of being target practice for Saddam’s sons.
  • If the U.S. were Iraq the Democrats would be rounded up, killed, and dumped into mass graves.

I could go on but you get the picture.

What I think people fail to realize is that these hostage takes and extremists thrive on chaos. This is what they want, what they enjoy because they are somewhat in control. The only reason these people didn’t do what they are doing during Saddam’s reign is because Saddam would have squashed it before it even got off the ground. He would have had his people go house to house and they would find these people, their families, their dogs, their bosses and then they would kill all of them. To Saddam, that’s problem solving, to the rest of the world that’s flat out wrong. But they didn’t have a terrorism problem in Iraq then did they?

Once again, the American Political Correctness meter would be broken if we did anything like that. People would have a fit.


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