Thursday, December 23, 2004

It's Hard Work

From bad to worse in Iraq. Twenty-two American soldiers were killed while eating lunch.

Thomas Nichols, professor of strategy at that bastion of liberal elitism, the U.S. Naval War College:

"The situation in Iraq is so confusing that I have no idea what is going on there, and anyone that tells you that they do is not telling you the truth."

Is he calling the president a liar? Oh, and speaking of which, did you read the study that over a third of Americans think that speaking out against the government should be banned?

Many Americans believe certain civil liberties should not be jeopardized in the fight against terrorism, according to a poll by the ILR Survey Research Institute at Cornell University. 63 per cent of respondents believe individuals should be allowed to publicly criticize the government in a time of crisis.

Yep, you read that right. Flip the other side of that 63% around and you find 37% who think we should not be allowed to criticize the government. Who are these people, and have they not read 1984? They should. Ah, fuck it, let's just bring Lenin's body to Washington and be done with this whole civil rights experiment.

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