08-27-06 - 1

In the last few years we have seen a great callousness in the use of human death and tragedy to accomplish political purposes. Americans killed on 9/11 ? Great excuse to go on an adventure reshaping the Middle East. Two Israeli soldiers kidnapped? Great excuse to bomb the hell out of a neighbor who harbors terrorists. Hurricane F'ed up Katrina? Great excuse to rebuild the city without the ghetto full of negros. The common thread emerges - tragedy is not something to address, to apologize for, to try to repair - rather it should be extended as long as possible if it's expedient for some selfish goal.

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