Friday, September 08, 2006

Sanctioned murder

I read a lot of things in the news today about the upcoming "docudrama" about the events leading up to 9/11 that's going to be aired on ABC. I like something I read on in reference to documentaries (or "docudramas") which are filled with factual errors (which even ABC admits this is), they say (in reference to one about the Holocaust a few years ago);

"... either it’s not fiction, or it’s not about the Holocaust."

I think it's an effort by certain network executives to propagate the only Republican/neo-con political tactic which seems to work, fear-mongering ("Oh look! Terrorist! Vote for us!")

Another phrase which catches my eye was in reference to President Clinton;

"... but then-President Bill Clinton refuses to authorize his murder -"

Since murder is illegal I would think refusing to authorizing it would be a good thing.

But then certain people would point out that 9/11 wouldn't have happened had we murdered bin Laden. I would say that hindsight is 20/20 and we can't get much that's useful from it. While that may very well be true we have no way of knowing for sure if it is true or if something else might have happened which could have been even worse.

And what kind of nation would it make us if we murdered people because of what they might do someday? Would you really want to live there?


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