March 05, 2004

You Bet Your Life

Lileks screeds better than anyone in the Blogosphere, today's is a humdinger (funny thing is, I was wondering how to best use this photo from TIME).

"Will Bush run ads that contrast John Kerry’s sonorous litany about “the worst foreign policy” with pictures of women in Kabul throwing off the burqa or men in Iraq toppling a statue?"

However his closing paragraph and question cuts to the chase:

A few days before the Minnesota caucuses a flier was stuck in my door. It was from “Peace in the Precincts,” an organization that wanted five planks inserted into the laundry list of caucus resolutions. Number four caught my eye:

Be it resolved, that the US should renounce the doctrine of preemptive war and promote the rebuilding of the international community through the United Nations to track down and incapacitate international, terrorist organizations, and to intervene to stop genocides, tyrannical regimes, and international armed conflicts through diplomacy, the promotion of democracy, focused and forceful nonviolent intervention, and peaceful conflict resolution.

Okay. A simple quiz.

1. We should promote the rebuilding of the international community through the UN to stop tyrannical regimes through forceful nonviolent intervention.


2 "You’re either with us, or with the terrorists."

Imagine a bomb just went off in your local mall. Choose one.

Read it all, as I left out the good bits about 673 dolls, 50 cents in pennies, a kaleidoscope and a flashlight.

Posted by feste at March 5, 2004 03:45 PM | TrackBack
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