Posted 27 November 2006 - 07:50 PM
I know exactly what's to "blame" (Using the term loosely, since I think the real culprit is apathy/ignorance towards political education and people's habitual jumping to conclusions before properly accumulating data...) but my real problem is that the Bush administration hasn't been pushing for that in so long. The man even went and made an apology at one point, for 'making it seem like he was acusing Iraq for having weapons'. I'm just wondering...
Why is this being perpetuated? How is this being perpetuated? Especially when the news so glaringly admits the mistake, from both the Republican and Democratic views.
And in regards to Saddam... I am now wondering how many people really know what he is on trial for. Personally, I wasn't really all that clear until recently... I couldn't see him as a "War Criminal" because he didn't start the war, he was playing the defensive now, wasn't he? He wasn't a terrorist, or any kind of threat otherwise. He may have broken Geneva Conventions, but as I mentioned in my last post... Hypocrisy. At most he was just a sick dictator that we "randomly" decided to handle.
Er... If that's a War Crime, then there are plenty more people we need to be taking care of, right now. Bush supports the Death Penalty. A penalty that, recent studies show, is significantly more painful than once assumed. (For example, the lethal injection serum. It requires two sets of drugs, one is a paralyzing anesthetic designed to eliminate pain, and the other is an overdose of some lethal drug. However, when the same anesthetic was used on a woman during eye surgery, she awoke traumatized, claiming to have been perfectly conscious and aware of the entire operation, describing it as "A fate worse than death". Turns out it doesn't nullify pain as much as we thought...) So from my point of view, we are killing off people in torturous manners, just like Saddam was. We just justify it by saying "Well they killed first".
Strong Bob's random Star Trek quote of the year:
*Scans rock* "It's dead, Jim." - McCoy
"Very funny, Bones." - Kirk