Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Say What?

Yesterday Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stepped up the right-wing jihad against Iran by calling any dialogue with its leaders pointless. Typical Bush-Wipe…shoot first, think later. It was a swipe at Barack Obama’s position of talking to the leaders of such nations. The day before, Senator Skeevy McAncient said the ‘Bamer’s willingness to be diplomatic with the Iranians was, “misguided and insufficient.” Now do you see why the republicans are gonna get creamed in November? They think diplomacy is for wimps and war is the way of the world.

Well, we did a little bit o’ the research and came up with three historical arguments that support givin' peace a chance...

"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."- Sun Tzu
Now we’ve never learned to speak Chinese, so we’ll have to rely on the translation. But Sun Tzu had a point there. If you can kill ‘em with kindness, no need to kill ‘em with bullets.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”- Abraham Lincoln
We never met Honest Abe but he’s on the money with that one. It happens on playgrounds all over the USofA. Two little kids who don’t like each other start talking, find out they like what all other little kids like and end up being friends.
"Listen to your enemy, for God is talking."- Jewish proverb
Y’all know our position on the Invisible Man in the Sky but this Jewish proverb got us thinkin’. Doesn’t your God’s book say things like “Love thy neighbor, turn the other cheek, and whatever you do to the lowest of creatures, you do unto me? Well then, why don't you practice what your Good Book preaches?

Talking to Iran or Syria or North Korea isn’t gonna hurt anything. What it MIGHT do is save American lives. Isn’t that the goal?

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