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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

A Suicidal Double Standard

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told the Senate Armed Services Committee:
Rumsfeld elaborated on the difference between the two sides: "One side does all it can to avoid civilian casualties, while the other side uses civilians as shields, and then skillfully orchestrates a public outcry when the other side accidentally kills civilians in their midst. One side is held to exacting standards of near perfection; the other side is held to no standards and no accountability at all."
We must not blame the poor and downtrodden for exploiting whatever means to which they are forced to stoop in order to wage war against their brutal oppressors. Civilization on the other hand must tie both hands behind its back while trying to keep the surprisingly well-armed poor and downtrodden at bay.

The sooner we all recognize and reject the contradictory and ultimately suicidal logic behind this double standard the better.


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8/09/2006 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger flippityflopitty said...


The problem is the "moral" society cant swallow as much collateral damage as the terrorists.

On the other hand, the Donald appears as resilient as the terrorists in this matter. Is there a conscience?

Who knows?

8/09/2006 08:48:00 PM  
Blogger Tanstaafl said...

Oh my. My hat is off to Teflon Don.

"Moral" society is able to swallow jihadi attacks 24/7 for years. The secret is it goes unreported. To fix it the media could try either covering the jihad, or not making such a big deal over the collateral damage caused by our self-defense.

8/10/2006 03:48:00 AM  
Blogger flippityflopitty said...

Unreported or misreported? Between insurgents, guerrillas, freedom fighters, paramilitary, mercenaries, nationalists, leftists, etc. Its tough to figure out who the good guys and bad guys are...

8/14/2006 09:45:00 PM  

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