May 12th, 2004


Political emotion

Gee, the Arabs aren't up in arms about all the bad things Arabs do. I guess the fact that our own house isn't in order isn't quite so bad then.

Christ, I'm disgusted. I'm disgusted at James Inhofe, who stated that abused Iraqi prisoners were guilty of something, so being outraged over their mistreatment is an outrage in itself.

I'm disgusted at Donald Rumsfeld who thinks that taking responsibility means making a statement saying that you are taking responsibility.

I'm disgusted at soldiers in Iraq whose mothers never told them (or they ignored it) that piling naked people on top of each other is wrong unless you are at the Wet Spot.

I'm pissed off that the Bush administration has managed to muck up so badly what could have been a good situation. Why they did is not something I care to argue now, or even what they could have done better. I'm just pissed that people who should know how to do this have fucked it up so badly.

I'm convulsed by the beheading of Nick Berg. I cried yesterday on reading a description of the video. I want to beat faces in, and I want to know what the fuck someone is thinking that they would actually carry out an eye for an eye revenge. Oh sure I understand the desire (re-read the last sentence). Carrying it out though, is something I would not do.

I'm not generally one to turn off the news. I'm a news junkie. But I so very much want to withdraw from reading the news right now, and from being where I have to listen to idiots blame someone else and apologize for someone else and ignore misdeeds for whatever reason.