by Norman Horowitz
There was a nameless black and white movie I remember from the forties where two inebriated men go the roof of their apartment building to shoot fireworks at each other on the Fourth of July. One of the men says to the other “Okay, you be the bad guys and I’ll be the good guys.” The other man replies, “Why do I always need to be the bad guys?” The response was: “Because I always need to be the good guys.”
Like most Americans, I’m pleased that we have “eliminated” Osama bin Laden. However, it got me to thinking: Why does everyone else “have to be the bad guys”? I answer myself that is because “we need to be the good guys.” Continue reading “We Know That We’re the Good Guys”
If there were 20,000 armed Guatemalans on a military base in San Bernardino, Lou Dobbs would become a suicide bomber.
— Bill Maher (Rolling Stone)
How many times do we have to arm one side of a civil war — only for that side to then become our Enemy five or ten or fifteen years later — before we learn not to do that any more?
— Glenn Greenwald (Salon)
So Palin [and] crew are feeling unjustly blamed for the actions of an extremist. Maybe they can ask Muslims for advice on how to deal [with] that.
— Stacey (@flipflops)
By preventing this mosque from being built, America is doing us a big favor. It’s providing us with more recruits, donations, and popular support.
— Taliban operative Zabihullah (Newsweek)