I’m not a pacifist. It still strikes me as ironic as hell that a man who is proudly Christian, prays a lot and says he talks to God can be gleeful that people under his command directly disobeyed one of the 10 commandments — thou shalt not kill. I am of course talking about George W. Bush.

I think the 10 commandments are largely nonsense. Either they are self-evident or they are stupid. They are certainly not some majestic pillar of truth. Yet if you believe in the 10 commandments and publicly call yourself a Christian, it is hard for me to understand how you can waive that commandment whenever you wish. Did God command it or not? Is there a footnote or some legalese I missed on the 10 commandments?

I suspect that Zarqawi got what he deserved. I’m not shedding any tears over that one. I still think a political philosophy of killing your enemies is inane, if not insane. You cannot successfully kill every Arab or Muslim that hates the U.S. In fact, the more you kill the more there are.

The “success” we have in terms of killing this a-hole is illusory and is not indicative of tangible progress in Iraq. Killing people is easy compared to nation building. This administration apparently has these two things confused. Get the fucking power on, the water clean, the schools open, the markets open, provide security, expand the number of stakeholders and get rid of the overwhelming American military presence which is aggravating the situation.

Zarqawi is dead and there are 20,000 guys ready to step in and take his place.


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