Friday, February 17, 2006

Yet We Can't Just Shoot Reporters

The idiocy and blindness of this question to Scott McClellan at a recent press conference is simply stunning to me:

One other quick one. Vice President Cheney talked yesterday about the trauma of seeing his friend fall to the ground when he shot him, and I was wondering whether this has caused Mr. Cheney to reflect on the kind of trauma that's experienced daily by the men and women in the military who have to shoot people?

Ah yes. Our military just shoot random "people." Or rather, they "have to." We cruelly make them, got it? You know, they are patrolling about and then just cap a friend by accident.

"People," "enemy," or "terrorists," what's the difference? I mean, if you don't think our soldiers and Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan are fighting enemies, then they are just all "people," right?

The reporter is so concerned about the trauma our troops must feel when killing "people,' yet when one Marine general expresses satisfaction in killing murderous thugs, the press throws a fit, too.

Again, if you don't think of our enemies as, you know, the "enemy" it can get rather fuzzy.

Let me just say that if Vice President Cheney had seen Mr. Whittington rush toward some children with a suicide vest strapped on him, the Vice President would not have felt any "trauma" in shooting him. The vice president felt trauma because it was an accident involving his friend. That's the difference between an accident and a war where you are shooting murderous thugs who pray for the chance to kill innocents and who feel no trauma whatsoever at slaughtering children in their schools or lopping off the heads of sundry infidels.

Sometimes our press corps makes me sick.