Doublespeak at work: The US opposes inspectors in Iraq
Yes, it’s true. After years of crying out that Saddam (that monster) won’t let inspectors in Iraq, now that the he is, the U.S. wont let them go. President Bush says he wants to “Give Peace a Chance.” Who is he kidding?
On Monday I went to several meetings on the hill with the Lobby Days sponsored by EPIC, and had the chance to meet with some barely-out-of-college hill aids who told me how important the war was. In this case, it was aids to Rep. Tom Davis (my representative) and Senators Allen and Warner. All three said, we’d love to hear your opinion, but in fact we’ve already made up our minds, no matter what our constituents say.
Whenever I do these things, I always come home irritated. Capitol Hill is full of people who like war and geopolitics and the like, yet most of them don’t have the faintest clue what its like to be on the receiving end of a B-52 bomber or years of crippling sanctions. Most Americans seem to have learned entirely the wrong lesson from September 11, 2001. Instead of asking why so many people hate us, we’re asking how many people we need to kill in order to get rid of the people who hate us.
Hate to break it to you folks, but there aren’t enough bombs in the arsenal to do that, unless we annihilate the rest of the world, because for every bomb we drop into some poor villager’s house, every time an American made bullet kills someone’s kid, we’ve made a new terrorist