Saturday, May 21, 2005

R-E-S-PECT

Can you hear Aretha in your head as you read that?

That song popped into my mind as soon as I saw the latest media gaff in this awful war of ideology. The pictures of an ex-president of a country in his underwear was plastered all over British and American newspapers (and TV).

Let's back-up here a moment.
Yes, the man was an evil tyrant.
Yes, the man was a murderer - although he had NOTHING to do with the murders of September 11, 2001
Yes, he should have been removed from power - By His Own People
Yes, he should be held in a prison and be on trial for the crimes he committed

But, NO, degrading him in public is not the way to gain justice.

How does this play-out on the world stage?
Well, it just varifies what the Muslim-fringe have been saying about Americans - we are infidels and barbarians.
Would WE stand for such pictures of American prisoners of war?
Of course we wouldn't.
When did it become less American to take "the high road?"
When did we forget Jesus' teachings? Aha! She's interjecting religion! Ya DAMN right I am! Everyone else does.

His greatest lines of His short life: "Do unto others . . ." "Love your enemy . . ."

We don't have to "love" Saddam - we just have to treat him with some decency.
After all - shouldn't the United States lead by example?
Or is that just liberal, unAmerican thinking?

1 Comments:

Blogger Kathy Holmes said...

You go Mitzi. I love it that you're discussing religion and politics. Now I don't feel so far out there myself.

5:38 PM  

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