Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Al Capone argument

Democrats: Yes to War, No to Pedophilia!

Without for a moment minimizing the vile acts of Mark Foley, it is shameful that Congressional Democrats have staked their election-year strategy as an "opposition party" around opposing the acts of a lone Republican sexual predator, while assisting Republicans in whipping up a bi-partisan xenophobic frenzy.

In the final days of this pre-election Congressional session (before breaking for five-weeks of campaigning), 12 Senate Democrats joined 53 Republicans to endorse Bush's anti-terrorism legislation intended to allow evidence acquired through torture. Twenty-six Democrats (including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama) also joined Republicans to overwhelmingly pass a draconian bill calling for construction of a 700-mile wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, in a vote of 80 to 19.

If the Democrats were in power over the last 6 years, how many wars would the US be involved in?

They'd certainly be in Afghanistan, maybe not Iraq. All up, foreign policy would be different in face only.

Much like Oz, where the ALP would have followed the US in the same way the Libs have.

Rest assured, thousands killed while blowing up countries, but when either party is on point, no fat old men will be allowed to f*ck young boys.. openly.