Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Nevermind the Slow News Day

After I made my last post, I went to Little Green Footballs and was irritated enough to post again after reading this story:

Islamic groups and anti-war activists criticized the Guard on Monday after learning that one Guard soldier had a historically suspect flyer touting World War I General John J. Pershing as a hero for executing Muslim terrorists with bullets dipped in pig’s blood to deny them entry to heaven.

“Maybe it is time for this segment of history to repeat itself, maybe in Iraq?” states the flyer that was posted outside a cubicle in the Guard’s Civil Support Division. “The question is, where do we find another Black Jack Pershing?”

The flyer, which has circulated since Sept. 11 as a hard-line tale for fighting Islamic terrorists, raised concerns for some activists about the mind-set of Guard soldiers.

“It’s troubling to see a governmental organization dedicated to the security of our country promoting culturally and religiously insensitive ideas,” said William Youmans, media relations manager for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Santa Clara. “It’s very possible to combat terrorism without offending the cultural values of a major world religion.” ...

It's also very possible that terrorism offends the cultural values of a major chunk of the world's population. This type of whining bugs the crap out of me. Why the crap do we need to be concerned about being insensitive when we're at *WAR*.

Now, I don't actually see a problem with the US instituting this as an active program. You see, as a non-uniformed, enemy non-combatant, the Geneva conventions allows for executions. I say we take the less co-operative inmates from Gitmo and follow Gen. Pershing's example. If anyone complains, we simply smile and say, "well, they should have thought about the possiblity of missing out on paradise if they got caught." This fixes any problems with Gitmo, and serves as a deterant from future attacks. If they want to use religion as an excuse to kill, why don't we use the same religion as a deterant?


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