Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Newsweek Loves Soros

If you're going to give the man a sounding board, at least fake objectivity and not throw softballs.

America the Dangerous?

A few choice quotes for your enjoyment:

By declaring a "war on terror" after September the 11th, we set the wrong agenda for the world. This is something that people in America find difficult to understand because war seems like the natural response.

Well, Our response to terrorism prior to September 11th was to do nothing, and look where that got us.

We abhor terrorists, because they kill innocent people for political goals. But by waging war on terror we are doing the same thing.

I think that speaks for itself.

It's also a threat to our democracy. Because when you wage war, the president can appropriate for himself excessive powers. He can call anyone who criticizes his policies unpatriotic.

First of all, the president never called anyone unpatriotic. But if he had, is that really excessive power? I mean what might come next? Send them to 'time out'? And here I thought stoning women to death for their husband's transgressions was bad.

But we still think that the war on terror is the natural and obvious way to deal with the terrorist threat. But it's a counter-productive policy that has done untold damage to our standing in the world and to ourselves.

I would rather lose the world popularity contest than the war on terror.