Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Though the boys throw stones at the frogs in sport…

We pretty much accept the idea that a person who orders a murder, and/or a person who pays to have a murder committed, is as guilty of the crime as the triggerperson.

Thus, if you believe, as I do, that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq was and is an international crime, then those who funded and continue to fund the crime are guilty.

McCain considers the invasion and occupation a good thing to do, with goals still worth pursuing for a hundred years if necessary.

Hillary says she agrees with the overwhelming majority of Americans (surprise) that the war was wrong. She promises to bring some US soldiers home sometime—just vote for her.

Barack says the war was “a bad idea,” sort of like boys throwing stones at frogs. He wants us to think that he’ll withdraw our troops, all responsibly and such, a little faster than Hillary would.

What do our three leading candidates have in common? They have all unfailingly voted to fund the invasion and occupation. And all agree that they’ll keep at least some US troops in Iraq for the foreseeable future.

You follow my logic? To me all three are war criminals. None of them should be allowed to lead a Boy Scout troop let alone the so-called free world.

And torture? Let’s not even talk about it.

…the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest.

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