so is bush hitler or vader?
Reesa Rosenberg, a Muslim from New Jersey, came to the nation's capital bearing a sign that read "Bush Is the Real Terrorist." "When it comes down to it, it's all for oil and global domination," she believes. "It's almost like Hitler." Rosenberg contends that people in the U.S. government had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks. "Another thing about 9/11 — the United States is like a stuck-up little bitch. They just do and take all of what they please. I mean, 9/11 was terrible, but it was the first terrorist attack on this country. It's like, 'oh, no!' Somebody broke the United States' nail, now the whole earth is going to blow up."
I was going to write a long response to this, but I don't even know what to say to someone who thinks like that.
It is not being isolationist or selfish to feel horror over what happened on that day. To compare it to breaking a nail - let's just say that if I had been in earshot of Ms. Rosenberg when she uttered that idiocy, I would have decked her.
Of course, the tin foil hat crowd was out in full force, too:
Bush "definitely knew in advance," remarked John Bostrom, who traveled to the march from Staten Island. "It was like when Hitler burned down the Reichstag." Why would the Bush administration refuse to act on its prior knowledge of the terrorist attacks? "What they want to do, basically, is build a worldwide planetary death machine that's technology driven, computer run, and hooked up to satellites that cover every square inch of the globe, and allows them to target and eliminate anything they want to wherever they want to," maintained Bostrom. "This is their plan. It's black and white. That's what they've been calling for. That's their strategy and they're obsessed by it."
Been there, done that, Mr. Bostrom. It's called a Death Star and Darth Vader showed exactly how it's done. First Iraq, next stop, Aalderan!
A table display exhorting passersby to defend North Korea's right to nuclear weapons or an activist who cheered in vain for a policeman to fall off a fire-escape ladder 30-feet above a Pennsylvania Avenue restaurant were typical of the happenings at this weekend's rally cast aside by too many reporters covering the demonstration.
Peace activists, my ass. They are nothing but a bunch of selfish, whiny, misguided, misled people who hate the country that they live in. I hear France is nice this time of year, guys. Why don't you head over there where your hate and rhetoric, your anti-semitims and hyperbole can really be appreciated? They hate America, too.
Oh, wait. That's Amerikka, right?