Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Independence Day!

Okay, so let me see if I’ve got this straight.

If you’re a brutal dictator who has no weapons of mass destruction, America invades your country, kills tens of thousands of your citizens, and subjects the survivors to indefinite occupation.

However, if you’re a brutal dictator who has a large stockpile of weapons of mass destruction and actually launches six of them in the general direction of a neighbouring country, America ignores you and hopes you’ll go away.

Makes perfect sense to me.


tornwordo said...

Because you forgot the most important part of the equation. Oil!

Basil said...

It's not always about oil- often, but not always. Sometimes it's personal :)

In the case of Iraq, it's probably because they couldn't effectively fight back. If they really had WMDs, they would have used them as soon as the first bomb "shocked and awe"ed them. Personally, I'm glad the US isn't deploying ground troops to countries that demonstratively have nuclear missiles.

H said...

A bit of a side note, but interesting just the same.

mtlanglo said...

North Korea has the fifth largest standing army n the world at 1.08 Million troops, and they are well armed, well fed and well trained.

Even Bush knows that you don't attack countries like that- you negotiate and try diplomacy and hope the fuckers want to buy your jeans more than they want to kill you- if not now, then someday...

Vila H. said...

Yeah, I'd say that's about it in a nutshell.