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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Modest Proposal Reloaded

As most ideas, no matter how preposterous, will eventually get their day in the court of public opinion, it doesn't surprise me that someone else latched on to the obvious but rather crude approach to reducing the chances for nuclear war. Who else but Instapundit stated:
"Nor do I think that high-profile diplomacy, or an invasion, is an appropriate response. We should be responding quietly, killing radical mullahs and iranian atomic scientists, ..."
Predictably, the unctuous neo-tard radio host Spew Spewitt agrees with the Instapundit. From my earlier post, I thought I demonstrated how easily one can emulate at face-value the thought processes of the keyboard commandos. Fortunately, Greenwald does a nice job in explaining which direction this will take us:
If we are to be a country that now sends death squads into nations with whom we are not at war to slaughter civilians -- scientists and religious figures -- what don't we do? American credibility in the world has fallen to literally unimaginable depths over the last six years, but it is critical to remember that with a President never to face the electorate again, many Bush supporters -- and certainly the White House itself -- are headed in the direction of increasingly extremist and bloodthirsty measures. And it is hard to overstate what a complete disregard they have -- really an intense contempt -- for the values that have long defined this country.
Wait long enough and the satire becomes the reality.



Professor Blogger Big Gav said...

Well - even the Nazis didn't get around to sending off assassination squads to foreign countries to kill off people who they disliked as far as I'm aware, so they are breaking new ground (errr - except I think they've done this sort of thing before, if some theorists are to be believed).

I guess the Bushies think they run the whole world, and they can apply arbitrary death penalties to anyone they want.

That democracy experiment was pretty cool - I wonder if anyone will ever revive it...

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