Friday, November 25, 2005

Understand the Enemy?

One of the most repeated cliches of terrorism appeasers is that we need to try to understand the enemy, he's not really evil but just has a different point of view. Most recently we heard this line of thought from Chris Matthews, and although he later protested that he was mis- or misleadingly quoted you would not have to look very long to find plenty of other examples on the mainstream and far left and the far right, this is a pretty common theme.

Well, I'm here to explain the enemy to you, this is all you really need to understand who we fight:

The Iraqi army said on Thursday it had seized a number of booby-trapped children's dolls, accusing insurgents of using the explosive-filled toys to target children.

The dolls were found in a car, each one containing a grenade or other explosive, said an army statement.

The government said that two men driving the car had been arrested in the western Baghdad district of Abu Ghraib.

"This is the same type of doll as that handed out on several occasions by US soldiers to children," said government spokesperson Leith Kubba.

But hey, the US and our president are the bad guys, right? If the New York Times says it, it must be so.

Seriously, if we can't refer to these cretins we're fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan as evil, doesn't the word cease to have any meaning?


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