Sunday, May 16, 2004


I have been unable to think rationally about the Nick Berg execution video for several days now. It is so disgusting, so horrible, even I am speechless. Not even an animal deserves to die like that.

After digesting it for a few days, I got to thinking. If the man who killed the bound, helpless civilian was really Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, apparently a high-ranking member of al-Qaida, why was he still alive to carry out such a horrible crime? While the current administration was blowing stuff up in Iraq, al-Qaida has been free to bomb nightclubs, hotels, subway trains, and behead innocent civilians.

It seems obvious to me that if Bush Jr. hadn't been too busy settling old scores with Saddam (don't forget, he's the guy who "tried to kill his dad,") then perhaps the people responsible for 9/11, Bali, Madrid, and now Nick Berg would have been brought to justice a long time ago.

If this is a war on terror, we're losing it. Removing Saddam Hussein from power has not made Americans any safer. This video proves it. And it really makes me angry that while we were fartzing around in Iraq, al-Qaida was planning these atrocities.

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