Saturday, October 22, 2011

... regressing...

My apologies: I cannot celebrate the assassination of bin Laden or Qaddafi.

... these episodes take us back to 'might makes right'... we are no better than the warlords we pretend to deplore.

Political assassination, whether up close & personal or via Predator Drone, seems only to vindicate John Wilkes Booth & Lee Harvey Oswald: you got a problem with someone? No problem: kill him!

We - the so-called "leader of the free world" - WE! - are regressing.

I seem to recall that in the '70s of the last century, CIA interventions in the internal affairs of sovereign nations via political assassination was heartily condemned.
Great - now we don't do it covertly.
Rather, we celebrate it as open expression of MY country's "greatness".

Stop the madness!