Wednesday, July 07, 2004

A number of people have noted that I was quite defiant at my court appearance last week, like that is somehow surprising. Well, what did they expect? For me to break down on the stand, apologize for my past actions, and beg for forgiveness? And then maybe give some Shiite a manly hug?

Yeah, right.

This ain't Hollywood, pal. You're not going to catch anyone in the Middle East getting "in touch with their feelings." And we certainly aren't going to be hugging each other in raw displays of emotion.... Unless, of course, it's part of a clever ruse to stab your enemy in the back.

---------------Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press

So of course I was defiant in court! And I'll bet every one of you out there would be the same way if someone came along and tried to take what was rightfully yours.

Now I realize that some of you losers may not actually have your own countries which you rule with an iron hand, so let me put this in terms you can understand.

Let's say you wake up in the middle of the night, and you hear a strange noise downstairs. Perhaps it's glass breaking, or someone lifting the patio door off its tracks. Then you hear people rifling through your silverware drawers, or tearing your home entertainment center apart, or knocking over your collection of 5000 year old mesopotamian funeral urns. What are you going to do it? Hide under your sheets? Well, actually yeah, you probably would, you pathetic little infidel wimp.

But those of you with cajones would get up, grab a baseball bat, and head down the steps to see what the hell was going on. And when you see a couple of masked guys helping themselves to your valuables, your stereo components, and your collection of porn DVD's, you're going to take that baseball bat and start kicking some serious ass. Am I right, or am I right? Your only interest is going to be to hold on to the property you have rightfully plundered from Kuwait.

And you're not going to care that the burglars are George Bush and Dick Cheney.