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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Monday, July 11, 2005

Bin Laden doesn't get it!

Christopher Hitchens gets it right! Money shot: Now comes the message to "the British people" that "the British government" has brought more death on them. It's Blair's fault. It's Bush's fault. Turn against them, and the pain will stop. But it won't. As yesterday's message made clear, the bombers want us out of Afghanistan as well as Iraq. Bin Laden's whole game plan is to turn the people of the democratic world against their governments. He thinks democracies are weak because their people, who are more easily frightened than their governments, can bring those governments down. He doesn't understand that this flexibility—and this trust—are why democracies will live, while he will die. Many of us didn't vote for Bush's government or Blair's. But we're loyal to them, in part because we were given a voice in choosing them. And if we don't like our governments, we can vote them out. We can't vote out terrorists. We can only kill them. Word!

4 Comments:

At 7/11/2005 12:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please accept my condolences for the death of your ambassador. I sypathize with his daughter and family and with his friends and colleagues.

Michael in Framingham

 
At 7/11/2005 02:32:00 PM, Blogger Polly Prissy-Pants said...

word.

 
At 7/11/2005 02:35:00 PM, Anonymous Tina said...

Hitch really gets this whole terrorism thing.

He also has a better handle on Iraq than most people. He was there when Saddam was still in charge and saw for himself the horrors that were being done to the Iraqi people.

 
At 7/12/2005 10:27:00 AM, Anonymous AGA said...

The author is Saletan, not Hitchins. But what is in a name anyway, . . .

 

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