Wednesday, November 16, 2005


The war in Iraq has been a long lesson in hypocrisy. The world's only superpower which possesses more weapons of mass destruction than any nation on earth pretended to be in fear for its very existence because a tiny nation of 25 million people 12,000 miles away supposedly possessed weapons of mass destruction also!

How did we know? We still had the receipts! That's right. We, along with other nations like the former Soviet Union and France, had sold them biological and chemical agents. We had even provided them with the helicopters with which to dump their "WMD"s onto enemies, utilizing coordinates provided by our satelites and reconnisance aircraft.

I digress.

We were really uptight that such a nation could possibly have chemical and biological weapons. We were told that it wouldn't be long before they had a nuke! Nevermind where they got this technology: poof, down the memory hole with that garbage. The important thing to focus on is that this really bad Arab guy just might have had some really bad weapons to get us nice people with. That's just not cool!

And what do we do to people who might have banned weapons? We use similar weapons on them to show them just now not nice it is. Did you catch that? We used chemical weapons against Iraq.

Is anyone paying attention? Let's see. Saddam Hussein had to go because he tortured his own people. And torture is so bad that, well, we decided to torture Iraqis in the same prisons that Saddam used just to remind them of what nice people we are for getting rid of Saddam.

Then, even though no WMDs were found in Iraq, we decided to let the people of Iraq see firsthand just why chemical weapons are banned in combat by using them on Iraqis in Falujah!

The lesson to be learned is quite simple: Do as I say, not as I do. Illegally invading and occupying another country is only wrong if you're not the United States of America. Posessing and using chemical weapons is only wrong if you're not the United States of America. And torture is only wrong when somebody other than us is doing it. Any questions?

The sound you hear is Orwell rolling in his grave. Don't we have a war criminal to impeach?

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"It is the logic of our times
No subject for immortal verse
That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."

-- Cecil Day-Lewis from Where Are The War Poets?


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