2.02.2006

unfriendly neighbours

As you all know, yesterday US troops in Iraq fired on a vehicle carrying Canadian diplomats. We'll never know what the Americans were thinking as they shot live bullets directly into a clearly marked diplomatic car with no warning. Thank goodness no one was killed or hurt.

It was strange to see Stephen Harper addressing it at a press conference! It's still hard to believe he's now the face of Canada.

On the other hand, it wasn't so strange - merely ridiculous - to see Donald Rumsfeld and other Pentagon spokespeople parrot the usual lines: warning, didn't stop, investigation, blah blah blah.

I don't know who would believe anything the Pentagon says, ever. (Outside of a few million idiots in the US, that is.) A long time ago, discussing some 9/11-related incident, I remember Allan saying, "At this point, I wouldn't believe the FAA if they said the sky was blue." I figure that's a good rule of thumb for the US government in general.

You know, the last time I referred to Bush supporters as idiots, I got several scolding comments and emails - from liberal readers. They said I was being divisive, that it was our responsibility to respect differing views.

Too bad. At this point, anyone who defends or supports the lying, murderous, anti-democratic regime in Washington is either profiting from it himself or an idiot. Or both.

7 comments:

Granny said...

They're idiots who keep shooting themselves in the foot.

James said...

We'll never know what the Americans were thinking as they shot live bullets directly into a clearly marked diplomatic car with no warning.

Wouldn't be the first time.

They're idiots who keep shooting themselves in the foot.

Would that that were the extent of the damage they do.

Marnie said...

>It was strange to see Stephen Harper addressing it at a press conference! It's still hard to believe he's now the face of Canada.

Wasn't that weird? I had the same reaction. "What? You mean it's for real? It's started already? Crap."

L-girl said...

Wouldn't be the first time.

. . .

Would that that were the extent of the damage they do.


Yes and yes.

Wasn't that weird? I had the same reaction.

I'm glad to know someone else did, too. It was disorienting.

Andrea said...

Too bad. At this point, anyone who defends or supports the lying, murderous, anti-democratic regime in Washington is either profiting from it himself or an idiot. Or both.

Unfortunatly it is usually both.

(And thanks to your hubby for explaining how to do the italics. hehe)

Echo Mouse said...

Well, you're better than me already because I still refuse to listen to Harpie harping on anything. He's not my face of Canada. I haven't seen him speak on anything except that brief press opp after his win. I skipped his speech on election night.

This incident was very weird. But I hesitate to blame the Americans, or at least come down on them too hard. They've been over there a while. Their nerves are likely mere fragments by now. I'm not condoning what they did, but I don't find this as upsetting as the friendly fire incident from the sky last year.

L-girl said...

Well, you're better than me already because I still refuse to listen to Harpie harping on anything. He's not my face of Canada.

It was just a clip of a press conference, on for about 10 seconds. No harping, not even much listening.

I'm not condoning what they did, but I don't find this as upsetting as the friendly fire incident from the sky last year.

Well, a bullet fired into the car missed someone by inches. It easily could have hit them.

I've no doubt their nerves are raw. It's well past time to go home.