Sunday, January 28, 2007

From the mouths of babes

This is the best State of the Union response.

1 comment:

ewastud said...

My response to the SOTU speech is best reflected in this excellent article by Chris Floyd published on the Truthout website and titled approriately enough for this blog: Radar Love: Robbing the Cradle to Pay War Profiteers.

A choice few paragraphs which sums ups the author's main points is below:

This is the mind-set - and the depraved morality - of the leaders of the Anglo-American democracies in the 21st century: More war, more money for war, more money for the merchants of war, no matter who must suffer for it, no matter how badly it skews and perverts national policies.

Contrast this with the words of a former leader in the Anglo-American alliance: a Republican, a general, a conservative, a man who, unlike the prissy tough guys in the White House and 10 Downing Street, had actually known the horrors of war, and the corrosive, corrupting effects of even the most justified "good war." Recall the words of President Dwight D. Eisenhower as he left office in 1960 - and weep over the degeneration and brutalization that has afflicted these democracies in the ensuing decades:

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."

My hope is that the massive corruption scandals involving Bush and Blair unravel to such a degree that our two countries' people can jetison these politicians and their highly immoral and inhuman war policies.