April 14, 2004


I keep hearing right-wing-types talking about barbarism and the brutality of the methods of killing by our enemies. It really sounds like some ancient way of speaking. We kill in a civilized manner, but they are so uncouth when it comes to murder. Have they no manners? I accidentally saw a little of The O'Reilly Factor and Newt and Bill were categorizing this fight in Iraq as civilization versus barbarism. "We have to wipe them out", Bill said. Can these people even hear themselves?

I think the President let a little something slip last night. Speaking of the Iraqis he said:

they're not happy they're occupied. I wouldn't be happy if I were occupied either.

Ouch! I think he slipped a little off message there.

Posted by brad at April 14, 2004 11:41 PM

i know it is pronounced barbar-ism, yet some how i am hearing barber-ism. perhaps this has something to do with my history with barbers. everytime i hear barbar.. i think barber. so for me, i feel like the Iraqis are being compared to barbers.

i would also like to note that the word 'barber' sounds very strange to me right now... just like 'gorilla hunters'.

Posted by: luther at April 15, 2004 12:35 PM