Wednesday 21 September 2005 - Filed under Essays
Just wanted to point out a comment I made on Shelly the Republican’s site. Shelly is whining about how Democrats are dividing the country by pointing out that the federal response to Katrina was an embarrassing and deadly fuckup. It’s the double-standard that bugs me — the Right “divided the country” every fucking day for 8 years under Clinton. Anyway, she finishes with some Bush ass-kissing and then with the statement: Meanwhile, this takes our eye off the real enemy–the Muslims.
My comment is:
It still just stuns me that you are willing to call ALL MUSLIMS the enemy. That is factually incorrect. There are Muslims in our armed forces helping fight this war that you believe is going so very well. As I mentioned before, are we at war with Protestants because of Timothy McVeigh? It is the actions of terrorists that make them terrorists, not their religious beliefs. Agreed?
It is an unwinnable war, of course, if our enemy is all Muslims. It’s an unwinnable war even now, where the net number of “terrorists” is increasing every day. The real solution is a bitter pill for the Right: a foreign policy in the Mid East that is fair and rational.
Look — I have no sympathy for actual terrorists. The problem is, we are starting to define “terrorist” as those that oppose the US. That is not a valid definition. I oppose the US viewpoint on many issues. I am not a terrorist. We are allowing the right to define the enemy as anyone who opposes us and that is a foreign policy that is guaranteed to fail.
2005-09-21 » lolife