Monday, October 17, 2005

Quote of the Day

"In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us." - Thich Nhat Hanh

This may be why the President attempts to equate the Cold War with the GWOT. He says they're the same because they are both long running struggles. He wants to portray Islamic terrorists as if they ran a huge monolithic country like USSR. I believe that the terrorist leaders have no country except for the caves they're hiding in. They're definitely quite different, and anyway, I believe Bush on this about as much as I believe him on anything. Not at all.


Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Yeah, I saw that. George sorta slipped us back to the Cold War overnight, didn't he? Had to laugh. I was only drawing the parallels back to Vietnam and woke to see that story and realize we're back in the '50's again. The wonderful thing being about a long, cold war of course is that you don't have to win it. It's his old "I'll be dead before it's over" excuse. Too bad he wasn't dead before it started.

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