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.