time for love
up and smell the cowpies
his backwoods outpost in Brazil, GZO Jones has been dispatching
skewed musings and so-called advice since he
contacted us by e-mail back in 2001. Ever since those halcyon
days, Jones has hinted at some sort of literary pedigree reaching
back to the Beat Generation. Sounds more like delusions of grandeur
to us. Even so, the guy tickles us from time to time, has yet to
miss a deadline and works awfully cheap.
Guess you're not much for liberating the oppressed,
even if they don't have WMD?
On the fence in Texas
Liberating the oppressed? Spare us.
There are plenty of oppressed Americans. How about liberating
them before moving halfway across the planet? Per your line of thinking,
why only Iraq? Why not "fix" every country? Care to do
the dirty dance with Iran? North Korea? Russia?
Your line of thinking is lame.
As for specifically "liberating" Iraq's oppressed:
If those poor souls lived in the U.S.A., a vast percentage of the
populace (and, I'd bet, a preponderance of Bush supporters)
would be calling them lazy, towel-headed, welfare-grubbing, dangerous
foreigners. Or worse. And the Bushies would be kicking them in the
teeth and certainly not spending $200 billion on them. To suggest
that a "big-hearted" country is "helping" them
is more than a little disingenuous.
There's oil involved.
Bush picked Iraq as an easy target to make himself look good
and his people told him it would be easy. It backfired.
Now it's a grand disaster, but he's lined rich people's pockets
while doing it. To a lot of people (roughly half of the U.S. electorate)
that's good enough.
Wake up and smell the cowpies, Tex. When there's cancer,
you remove it and worry about rehab later.
You don't start a war and LOWER taxes. Unless you're trying
to feather people's nests. Or you're an idiot. Or both. The
U.S. is more disliked around the world than at any time in history
and if George W. Bush gets reelected he's going to give the world
more of the same.
Much, much more.