FROM DU: We Need To STOP! EVERYTHING!
By Robert Sargent
Disastrous foreign policy predates President Bush, but he has refined and elevated the art, taking it to new and even unimaginable levels.
We need to stop everything. We need to stop supporting both Musharraf AND Bhutto (okay, I know that one’s been taken care of, but we need to stop the PRACTICE!). We need to stop supporting the Kurds AND Turkey. We need to stop supporting the Sunnis AND the Shiites.
We need to stop supporting the enemy of our enemy of the moment, because when we support them simply because they are the enemy of our enemy, they inevitably, and invariably, and without exception, become OUR enemy. It’s just a matter of time.
We need to stop having enemies. I’m serious. Iraq didn’t need to be our enemy. Iran doesn’t need to be our enemy. Venezuela doesn’t need to be our enemy.
Why don’t we try this: Why don’t we decide the friend of our friend is our friend. Can’t we just be friends? Can’t we all just get along? What could it hurt?
Everything our President touches turns into a bloody clusterfuckofamess.
Yeah, it's all our fault. Ahmadinejad and Osama and Chavez would be our best friends--if only we'd stop being so darn mean. All we need to do is share our ball on the playground and let little Mo' have a turn first on the slide and everything would be peaceful and nice--and maybe we wouldn't even have to take naps and clean our rooms!
We can compleeeeeetely ignore their statements about bringing down the United States, destroying western civilization, wiping Israel off the map and 'only wanting to kill us'--they were just fooling.
We shouldn't ever believe the things people come right out and state in explicit terms--not even after our WTC is gone, Madrid and London are bombed, Sderot is shelled, the USS Cole is rammed, Khobar Towers is bombed, Leo Klinghoffer is murdered, Bhutto/Sadat/Rabin are assassinated--and the entire record of modern-day history is similarly expanded; why, everyone knows they had their fingers crossed in a double King's X!
If the United States just learns how to be 'nicer'--if we remember that 'attitude determines altitude!'--we'll get invited to birthday parties, too!