Thursday, July 07, 2005

Apology not accepted...

let's here it for the apologists already thinking of excuses for the slaughter of innocents. Isn't exploding a bomb in a train station a rational response to the "illegal" war in Iraq? WOuldn't you do that too?

The answer to that is no. I wouldn't. And if you are going to sit there at your computer and try to explain this murder as some sort of rational reaction to American imperialism, as though those people had anything to do with it, then you are to far gone to reason with. The people who believe that a confrontation with these people cannot be forestalled are vindicated; the people who are thinking of all the reasons why the rape victim deservered to get raped are not.

But it is not surprising; the more vicious the attacks of the Palestinians became, the more people idenitified with these irrational fanatics. The more horrific the spectacle, the more in need we are of a rational explanation. How terrifying it must be to confront the notion that we cannot vote our enemies out of office; that we cannot write a letter, attend a protest, or join a potluck.

Dschlleb is in awe of the ability of the terrorists to attack us "anywhere, anytime" and believes apparently that had we avoided Iraq, sent money to the PLO, and apologized to the Arab world that everything would be just fine. He isn't disgusted by the fact that these murderers utilize our freedom to move about and do as we like without government intrusion in order to kill us. He isn't repulsed by the fact that they see our greatest strength as a weakness to be exploited, and that the only choice confronting us now are the draconian measures installed as a course of matter in the decadent societies from which they come.

You are looking across the English channel and saying "it's all our fault Germany has gone made".

I find it sickening.

7/7/2005 2:51 PM 8 out of 9

It cannot be very long now before some slaughter occurs on the streets of London or Rome or Warsaw, as punishment for British and Italian and Polish membership of the anti-Saddam coalition. But perhaps there is still time to avoid the wrath to come. If British and Italian and Polish troops make haste to leave the Iraqis to their own "devices" (of the sort that exploded outside the mosques of Karbala and Najaf last month), their civilian cousins may still hope to escape the stern disapproval of the holy warriors. Don't ask why the holy warriors blow up mosques by the way—it's none of your goddam crusader-Jew business.
-Christopher Hitchens"To Die in Madrid"


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