Thursday, July 07, 2005

Because they aren't stupid enough...

More fun from Fox news. This time Brian Kilmeade from Fox & Friends:

KILMEADE: And he [British Prime Minister Tony Blair] made the statement, clearly shaken, but clearly determined. This is his second address in the last hour. First to the people of London, and now at the G8 summit, where their topic Number 1 --believe it or not-- was global warming, the second was African aid. And that was the first time since 9-11 when they should know, and they do know now, that terrorism should be Number 1. But it's important for them all to be together. I think that works to our advantage, in the Western world's advantage, for people to experience something like this together, just 500 miles from where the attacks have happened.

VARNEY: It puts the Number 1 issue right back on the front burner right at the point where all these world leaders are meeting. It takes global warming off the front burner. It takes African aid off the front burner. It sticks terrorism and the fight on the war on terror, right up front all over again.


So this dickhead believes that since the G8 conference was set to explore two major issues to the G8 nations, global warming and Africa instead of Terrorism, it's a good thing that London was bombed. I swear, we run the stupidest media in the world in this country. England is an ALLY! There is nothing good about England being bombed. There is nothing good about anyone being bombed for that matter. Here's the truth as I see it. Discussing terrorism with the G8 nations is about as productive as Bush having a prime time address to the nation to discuss anything. The entire world knows that the U.S. position is to keep referring to 9-11 and keep saying that Iraq is working out well and the rest of the world's position is that 9-11 is not the reason for the war and that those endeavors are seperate from the "war on terror". There really isn't even a war on terror. What there is are a bunch of people causing acts of terror across the globe that may or may not be connected to one another. Fighting terrorism is like trying to avoid raindrops. If you walk out in the rain you're going to get wet. I guess what's mostly irritating about things like this is that there is this belief in the minds of the self-righteous that if they claim a tragedy as a good thing because it promotes "our" stance, they will somehow be proven all knowing in the real workings of the world. Regardless if "our" refers to this administration, some christian fundamentalist group, some conservative organization or any group of people really. When the fact is really that these people have no idea why something like this would happen in London, and neither do most of us for that matter. I miss the days when the news media would cover tragedy by showing it as being a difficult struggle for the people involved and here's how you can help out. Nowadays it's any asshole's justification for pushing politics.

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