Sunday, July 27, 2008
HANG 'EM HIGH IN IRAN
30 people are going to be hung in Iran today. Iran is second only to China who executed 470 people last year to Iran's 317 people and the US's 42. According to CNN, "The Iranian judiciaries statement said that all 30 were convicted of crimes including murder, murder in commission of a crime, disturbing public safety and security, being a public nuisance while drunk and being involved in illegal relationships, relationships between men and women who are not married to each other. Kidnapping and using weapons while committing a crime were among the charges. The statement said that 20 of the people were convicted of drug and alcohol dealing, armed robbery and smuggling arms." I am sure they all received fair trials with attorneys provided to them if they could not afford one. Let's hop on a plane and have lunch with the Ahmadinajadofreakazoid, he sounds like a fair-minded individual who will be honest and trustworthy if just wooed ever so slightly by one amazing individual. Terrorists after all are just frustrated individuals according to one particular Senator.
After 9/11 Barack Obama had some comments regarding the tragedy, he writes "...We should also examine the foreign policies of the the U.S. to make sure that we occupy the moral high ground in these conflicts. In particular, we have to examine some of the root causes of this terrorist activity. For nations like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, or much of the Middle East, young men have no opportunities. The only education they are receiving is that provided to them by religious schools that may not provide them with a well-rounded view of the world. They see poverty all around them and they are angry by that poverty. They may be suffering under oppressive and corrupt regimes and that kind of environment is a breeding ground for fanaticism and hatred. It's absolutely critical that the U.S. is engaged in policies and strategies that will give those young people and these countries hope and make it in their self-interest to participate and create modern, open societies like we have in the U.S." UM, does that include the young men in Iraq? I suppose not. It would appear that the Bush doctrine is a viable one after all, as Obama regurgitated it almost perfectly in his statement...only the Senator will be more nuanced when begging rogue leaders to comply with his demands. I can't wait to watch him talk other nations into freedom and democracy. Save me a seat in the front please.