Sunday, May 28, 2006

Stop the madness this Memorial Day

There’s news this weekend that as many as two dozen Iraqi civilians — including women and six children — were slaughtered by a unit of Marines last November, some of them shot “execution style.” The killings have prompted two investigations — one of the incident itself and one into its cover-up by officials. My friend Butler Shaffer has a more immediate suggestion, posted today at the blog:

“On this Memorial Day weekend, it would be worthwhile for Americans — whose government is running this abattoir — to recognize the immorality of their support for such madness. Those who wave their flags, or emblazon their cars with ‘support the troops’ messages, are as much to blame for this so-called ‘breakdown in morality’ as anyone else. Out of a sense of moral decency, this weekend might be an appropriate occasion to remove such symbols from their cars, homes, and — better yet — their minds!”


At 5:41 AM, Blogger jomama said...

First the minds.

The cars will soon follow.


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