1. My condolences to Xymphora and the rest of the people of Canada. This is a tragedy of great proportions for our northern neighbors. As Xym wrote:
Harper will have enough time to wreck the country, and, in particular, the health care system. It appears that fear of an NDP, i.e., socialist, government convinced normal Liberal voters to vote Conservative. Stick a fork in it – Canada as we know it is finished.
I hope you are wrong Xymphora. I hope you are wrong.
2. Now that the important stuff is taken care of, I just wanted to ask my readers if you’ve heard that Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Israeli Vice President for American Affairs Barack Hussein Obama killed Bin Laden? I try not to follow the news, so I’ve been sticking to sports lately. But surprise surprise, ESPN interrupted its usual stupid programming to play excerpts of people singing the national anthem at various sporting events with the crowds cheering like they’d just won the lottery and the announcer came on to explain that this was because BHO had knocked off Bin Laden and then made fun of some athlete who seems to have complained about people celebrating the killing.
Anyway, lots of people have asked me to comment on this and basically much of what I have to say has already been said. However, part of my take on this is a bit different than most people’s, but I want to point to a few things that others have said that I think are particularly relevant.
First of all, in one of his own statements, and I’m not going to waste my time looking it up and linking to it, Bin Laden said something to the effect of “It is not about Usamah.” And on this issue he was right. It is not about Usamah, it is about us. That’s the theme for what I’m quoting below.
Xymphora made a an observation that is so right on about one aspect of this that I will quote it here. It’s just one sentence and it is so right on. Did I mention that it is right on?
“Americans of all political stripes are shouting ‘USA, USA’ and behaving in the embarrassing style to which the rest of the world has become accustomed.”
We don’t even realize that the world laughs at us when it isn’t cursing us either openly or under its breath.
Now the Angry Arab has made a number of worthwhile comments on the matter. If you don’t visit his site you really should. I’m going to link to a few of his posts that I largely agree with on the matter below. I don’t agree with everything he says, but that’s what our country is all about. And remember, “they” (the Democrats and Republicans) hate our freedoms.
On this short one I am taking the USS Liberty of quoting in full:
“I wrote this on Twitter/FB yesterday: Obama’s re-election platform: I killed Bin Laden. I killed Bin Laden. On health? I killed Bin Laden. On education? I killed Bin Laden.”
As we say in Arabic صح ولا لا ؟
And of course it is صح as hell.
If you can’t read the Arabic go ask Mary Habeck at the AIPAC convention what it means.
Now this second quote from Dr. AbuKhalil that I’m linking to is from a much longer post which is worth reading whether or not you believe that Bin Laden was already dead or not. (Note to Shas Party members and Obama supporters and Republicans, the red highlights are mine.)
“Let me first address the various conspiracy theories about his death that are being circulated in the Arab world. I feel that I maybe the only one (naively in their eyes) who buys the general story that US forces killed Bin Laden. All the smart Arabs I know don’t believe anything about the American story. I realized that the US is so hated and that its arrogance and self-righteousness are so jarring to Arab ears, that they feel it is their duty to disbelieve anything coming out of the American government.”
Here’s another Angry Arab quote that expresses exactly how I feel about an aspect of this issue. Now this quote isn’t from the Angry Arab himself, it is from one of his (no doubt zillions of) readers.