Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: Blood Bath in Iraq Continues
So you propose "collective guilt" applies here? How are we any different? Why are those who advocate democracy not banned from running, given the fact that we have murdered, tortured, and raped innocent Iraqis ourselves? I've asked you that question repeatedly, and you simply refuse to answer it.
Tell me, what of the fact that a particular ideological viewpoint, a viewpoint oddly enough that conflicts with the aims of multi-national oil companies, is not being allowed in the marketplace of democracy? Is there just a smidgen of chance that the reason is so obvious that it stinks up this whole discussion like a dead skunk in the room?
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address