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May 7, 2004

Shorter Donald Rumsfeld. Courtesy Patrick Farley.
Dear Citizens of the Earth:

Please judge America by our ideals rather than our actions; and likewise, judge our enemies by their actions rather than their ideals.

Otherwise, we’ll fuck your shit up.

[05:47 PM]
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Comments on Shorter Donald Rumsfeld.:

BSD ::: (view all by) ::: May 07, 2004, 06:09 PM:

That's the Bush doctrine in a nutshell, that is.

Stephan Wehner ::: (view all by) ::: May 07, 2004, 06:29 PM:

I find it amazing how the public gets upset, how the US Congress actually gets involved as soon as the media publishes real news. I think it's rather obvious that newspapers and TV could report on other crimes of the US government in the same way, and lots of them - Afghanistan, Iraq I, Iraq II, Haiti, Israel, ... were to stop with this list.

Temperance ::: (view all by) ::: May 07, 2004, 07:58 PM:

Nobody should be surprised that this is Rumsfeld's attitude, because it's the same attitude all the Bushies have about anything they do. Punish anyone else severely, but if we do something, we had good intentions -- or in even plainer English, the rules we force you to follow don't apply to us. Schmucks.

Hal O'Brien ::: (view all by) ::: May 07, 2004, 11:07 PM:

Mr. Farley, by the way, is brilliant. If one has never seen his alternate history web comic about the invasion of Afghanistan, The Spiders, one should.

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: May 07, 2004, 11:19 PM:

I believe Spiders has been noted on Electrolite before. It is indeed outstanding.

Hal O'Brien ::: (view all by) ::: May 07, 2004, 11:23 PM:

My guess was it has. But never hurts to flack it, and it seems especially a propos today.

Epacris ::: (view all by) ::: May 08, 2004, 03:48 AM:

Thanks for re-linking to Spiders, I must have missed it last time. Fascinating.

Jakob ::: (view all by) ::: May 08, 2004, 02:09 PM:

The Economist's leader this week is "Rumsfeld, Resign." And the picture of the hooded Iraqi wired up and standing on a box on its front cover.

But then again, The Economist is just some loony leftist rag...

Terry Karney ::: (view all by) ::: May 09, 2004, 02:36 AM:

Forget the Economist... go take a look at this week's Sports Illustrated....


Clark E Myers ::: (view all by) ::: May 10, 2004, 01:16 AM:

Bill Wilson quotes some folks on the dangers of judging oneself by intent and others by actions.

Leaves me wondering, if Bill Clinton met the laundry list of ACOA and George W. Bush is a dry drunk are we all AlAnon chasing fascinating, exciting but dangerous leaders?