Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Get a load of this Wacko

America is making enemies in Pakistan

PAKISTANI officials say three or four top al-Qaida operatives died in the U.S. airstrike in Pakistan. The reported 13 civilians killed in the attack faded behind America's arrogant contrition. What contrition Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona on Thursday told MSNBC, "I understand how this would upset the Pakistanis, and we regret it. And obviously, we should do whatever we can to compensate the families of the innocent people who were killed. But for us to say that al-Qaida has sanctuary any place in the world would put us at a significant disadvantage. Again it's a tough situation. But if we don't take these guys out when we have the chance ..."
President Bush has yet to comment on the 13 civilians, which included women and children. White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan turned the deaths upside down, saying, "We are engaged in a war on terrorism against a deadly and determined enemy, an enemy that continues to target innocent civilians. In this war, we go out of our way to target the enemy, to target the terrorists, those who want to do harm to innocent civilians in Pakistan, in that region, in the United States. We work very hard to minimize the loss of civilians. And we go out of our way to minimize civilian loss." Now check out this wacks analyses
Let us assume that we got some of the key commanders and weapons experts in al-Qaida. The incident remains bloody proof that we are repeating the Vietnam mistake of destroying villages to save them. No Village was Destroyed it was a precise hit If the current reports hold up, we still killed three times more civilians than terrorists in the attack, a ratio we would not accept from our local police, no matter how desperate we are to curb youth violence or organized crime. This is NOT a police action it is a war That is a gruesome parallel to conservative estimates that American forces killed at least three times as many innocent civilians in invading and occupying Iraq than were killed on our shores on Sept. 11, 2001. By whose numbers and the one has nothing to do with the other
For all the real dangers that foreign terrorism poses, we will not win the hearts of the world and secure global peace by following the mentality of William Westmoreland. We are NOT trying to win the hearts of anyone we are killing TERRORISTS The late American commander in Vietnam famously dehumanized civilian slaughter in our 10-to-1 kill ratio of enemy soldiers by saying, "The Oriental doesn't put the same high price on life as does a Westerner ... life is cheap in the Orient." Once again wrong War ya git
Kill ratio is not the only way we declare life cheap in the rest of the world. It was curious that McCain talked about compensating families of innocent victims in Pakistan. We have barely done that in Iraq. McCains an idiot and is running for President, what would you expect him to say?
According to a 2004 report by Newsday, the U.S. military had given out an average of $393 to Iraqi families whose loved ones were killed or maimed by our bombs and bullets. Later an award-winning feature by the Dayton Daily News found contradictory evidence of American restitution to Iraqi civilians. Who gave them the award the terrorists?
While the Army claimed that 79 percent of 14,000 claims were paid, the Daily News found through the Freedom of Information Act that only about 25 percent of cases in the Army database resulted in a payment. Prior to that, Newsday had reported that the military denied compensation in a little over half the cases. Here is a good one he can't report the facts like we aren't going to pay the families of those that are shooting at us because we killed the family member for shooting at us. The ones that were justified are being compensated.
Contrast that to the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund. It gave out an average of $2.1 million to families of 2,880 people who were killed and an average of $400,000 to the 2,680 people who were injured. So in his mind are troops killing the enemy are equal to
Contrast that to what happens when cities are forced to compensate for mistakes by the police.
Boston made a $5 million settlement with the family of Victoria Snelgrove, the woman who was killed by a pepper pellet during a rowdy Red Sox victory celebration. New York City made a $3 million settlement with the family of Amadou Diallo, who was hit with 41 bullets when police mistook his wallet for a gun. Riverside made a $3 million settlement with the family of Tyisha Miller, who was hit in her car with 12 of 24 shots, accompanied by racist comments. These aren't police or police acts, these are soldiers fighting a war you ASS
On Thursday, Vice President Dick Cheney spoke in New York, again mixing 9/11 with Saddam Hussein and his nonexistent weapons of mass destruction. Cheney said again that we face "a loose network of committed fanatics ... enemies who hate us, who hate our country, who hate the liberties for which we stand." I like this he implies that Cheyney said Saddam was involved with 9/11 didn't happen fool His response is fanatical acts of needlessly invading countries and destroying a village to kill a terrorist. Once again in this clowns eyes were the enemy and once again he repeats his LIE that we destroyed a village to kill a terrorist. Soon, it will not be just our enemies who hate us. It's obvious that this idiot already hates his country. The bottom line is that a terror supporting family that just happens to be friendly with the top leaders of Al-Qaida invited them over for diner and got killed along with them. Oh well no tears shed here. What gets me is that newspapers pay this nutcase to write this crap.

Derrick Z. Jackson writes for the Boston Globe.

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