Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Those Damn Humanitarian Do-Gooders

With the slick new template, and seeing my name in lights, I figured now was a good time to post my first entry on Palmer's blog. And, holy synchronicity Batman, we get this juicy little tidbit today:

Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe Outraged at the Outrage Over Iraqi Prison Abuses.

In it, we get some lovely quotes about how much those damn "do-gooders" are fouling up our plans in Iraq. Like:

"I am also outraged that we have so many humanitarian do-gooders right now crawling all over these prisons looking for human rights violations, while our troops, our heroes are fighting and dying," he said.

Because what we really need over there is more do-evilers. More people willing to humiliate and demean Iraqi prisoners, because no one who is in prison is ever there for the wrong reason. Right? So they deserve whatever they get. Right?

Seriously, though, I thought that we were the good guys over there. We're bringing democracy (requires registration), to them, so we say. We should be on the lookout for more "do-gooders" so that we don't give the Iraqis the wrong impression of what we're about over there.

Because things will get worse if we don't. Plus, something a lot of people seem to forget, the folks who live over there are humans, just like us. For them, everything is on the line -- life, liberty, hearth, and home. For us it's -- what? I don't even know anymore.

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