Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Politics: "Why we fight"

While I have assiduously avoided any large-scale discussion of domestic and international politics here, I thought that I would post something here that sums up the "War on Terror" better than anything else: ABC News' revelation that the Bush Administration has sanctioned "a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran's currency and international financial transactions."

For me, the interesting part comes in the comments. I'll give you a representative sample:

I will never understand traitors. So now tell me Liberals - what will you do with this information? Sure you will talk about it and point the finger - but after its all said and done how will you benefit? Will you use this information in your job? Will it help get you a promotion? Probably not - but for the few people who perform these activities, whose lives depend on secrecy, this article and those like them jeopardize their lives. People who uphold these traitors will never understand the hatred of the enemy nor will they understand the heart of Patriots.

Someone called "Patriot" posted that piece of scintillating prose. Of course, the smartest people on the comments page were the ones that suggested that if the CIA and Bush Administration really didn't want this project to get out, then it wouldn't have.

Take this for what it's worth and what it says. You may be heartened or dispirited.


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