Thursday, October 11, 2007

Yes, We KNOW Genocide is Bad

The Democrats seem a spectacular job when it comes to screwing themselves (and thus our country) up. Here we are again with their latest and greatest feat of self-immolation, the Armenian genocide bill.

First of all, let me note that I, and most everyone reading this, believe genocide is a bad thing. Genocides are savage atrocities that should never happen again, yet they do. Going from that point, however, this is a knuckleheaded stunt of biblical proportions.

I cannot believe the United States House of Representatives is wasting our tax dollars and time on this bill. The United States hardly has the credentials to lecture other countries when we systematically committed genocide on the Indians and officially (and unofficially) oppressed blacks for centuries. (Neither, incidentally, do those European powers that were busy slaughtering and enslaving whole continents while enriching themselves at their victims’ expense.)

Does Wounded Knee ring a bell with Ms. Pelosi and the rest of the Democratic leadership? Does Birmingham jostle their memories back to the time of black oppression?

Why are the Democrats harming relations with yet another Muslim country, and one friendly to us at that? Aren't they convinced our reputation is bad enough in the Muslim world as it is?

Ms. Pelosi says that in her 20 years in Congress, it’s “never been a good time for this bill.” She’s probably right on that one, but there’s never been a worse time for it, either.

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