Haha Fred :)
Well let me answer the question posed in that cartoon you linked:
The plan is to build a sovereign and strong nation FREE of Islamic
extremist bent on killing you Mr. Fred Schecter. See a Muslim
extremist cares less if you are liberal, conservative, Jew, Protestant,
Catholic, Mormon, and ECT.. The fact that YOU Mr. Fred Schecter live
in a nation where individual human rights are paramount over religious
decree, makes you the enemy.
A terrorist isn't going to check your meme before killing you. The
terrorist isn't going to land the plane and let you off, because you
are a Bush hater. You get to visit Ala at the same time the terrorist
What Bush is doing in this war on terror is FANTASTIC. The Iraqi
people for the first time in their existence and actually adopting and
USING their human rights to march in the streets; to vote for their
leaders, to own and invest in their country.
They are no longer being tortured to death by Sadam's goon squad. The
life of the average Iraqi has improved DRAMATICALLY over the last 2
Yes yes, we see NPR, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN telling us that things are
falling apart and bombings are destroying Iraq and that over 2000 U.S.
Troops have died in 2 years ... but things are actually improving.
Just visit the Iraqi blogs as I do. Just view the postings in the
Iraqi news groups. Just filter out the news services with their
anti-Bush propaganda, and look and see what the average Iraqi is
saying; same thing in Afghanistan. After the quake, WE, not the
French, not the Chinese, not the Germans, not the ACLU, are over there
providing medial and financial support to people who chant, 'Death to
There was a 60 Minutes special 2 Sundays ago, where they interviewed 14
NY EMT/Doctors over in Afghanistan. The same people, who are being fed
the "hate Bush/America" bullshit, would walk for miles to get to
American relief stations seeking help. And guess what, once the
Afghans saw that we are not, "white devils" and people just like them,
they started to thank, and apologize to the U.S. personnel for the
years and anti-American fervor.
As a side note, and since we are OT, isn't it funny that these same
news organizations, and misguided politicians who call for a speedy
withdrawal from Iraq, never talk about the U.S. citizens who DIE right
here in good old, US of A!
Isn't that interesting Fred?
Isn't it interesting that over 12,000 people alone every year are
killed by guns? I am PRO gun by the way. I have read on SEVERAL sites
that the leading cause of deaths of African Americans in the United
States, for ages 18 - 35 is by a gun. Hmmmm. 41% of the annual gun
deaths are from African Americans. Lets do a little math:
41% of 12,000, carry the 2 divide by 5 subtract 1 -> over 5,000 African
Americans die ANNUALLY due to gun violence in the United States of
America EVER Fing year.
Now lets stack that against the American Death toll in Iraq. Carry the
9, divide by 16, add 7 -> 5 times more African Americans die annually
in the United States, than do our troops fighting in Iraq. Now here
comes the question that the cartoon you link should ask next:
Why don't we see American political and social leaders have 5 times the
agitation and vitriol when it comes to the death of African Americans,
as they do for Bush and his efforts in Iraq?
Well, we who are most interested in what is right or wrong as opposed
to WHO is right or wrong know the answer.
We should remain in Iraq a 1000 years if necessary to allow those
people to live FREELY. Remember Fred; WE (America) had help from
foreign powers when we were fighting for our INDEPENDANCE. The people
of Iraq deserve NO LESS. Any people who wish to live free of
oppression are worth dying for; you, me, the Iraqis, anyone.
Not trying to beat up on you Fred, I just hate the people who are now
living FREELY due to other people dying for them, but now don't want to
die for other people's freedom ... hypocrisy at its worst.