Friday, September 29, 2006

State of Denial

Yes, we need to fight terrorism. We need to fight it on moral and intellectual grounds. We need to get a hold on "religion" again and put it in its place, out of politics and guiding policy. Too many, both Christian and Muslim, feel it is ok to kill for some heavenly reward. 100,000 (or some such figure) virgins await the martyrs of the Muslim world. The Christian faithful wait for a holy genocide with those believing as they do saved and everyone else condemned to untold horror. We are going about solving this problem the wrong way. War and violence will not solve a damn thing.

I had these thoughts while reading the New York Times article on Bob Woodward's new book State of Denial. Unfortunately the NYT will likely make you register(for free)to read it but I highly suggest you ignore the inconvenience and read it. It confirms a lot of what those of us not fooled by the hypocrisy and hyperbole have known for a long time: Bush is a fucking idiot.

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