by DAVID ROZELLE
George W. Bushs favorite testament, The Old Testament, prescribes a Life for life an Eye for an eye. The entire formula, including hands and feet, can be found in Exodus, 21:23. Fair enough, murmur Bushs believers from their pews.
But when is enough enough for a self-professed, Evangelical, born-again, hard-nosed, right-wing, post-911 American Christian president? How about thirty for one? Will that do? More? We havent even factored in Afghanistan .
A reliable study released just before the current carnage in Falluga estimates that around 100,000 civilians have been killed in Iraq during President Bushs jihad against Islamic terrorists who were never there. Violence, the study says, is now the principal cause of death among Iraqis.
The studys findings -- published in the distinguished British weekly medical journal, The Lancet -- point out that over half the 100,000 dead are women and children. Most died in air-strikes, blown to kingdom-come by armaments made and delivered by America . (The studys research teams -- from John Hopkins University , Columbia University and the University of Baghdad apparently could find no evidence of an insurgent air force.)
Approximately 3,000 innocents died in this country at the hands of mostly Saudi-Arabians on September 11. That means that George W. Bush has already exacted his Gods vengeance on over thirty Iraqi civilians for every one American killed on 911. No ones Bible, including this zealous Texans, reads, Seventy eyes for an eye.
To paraphrase Pogo, "I has seen the terrorists and they is
the President. Enough
is enough, I say, but Ill be damned if I know how to end the
bloodshed. After this
November 2, that will take nothing short of an act of God.
David Rozelle lives in Spring Green, Wisconsin email@example.com
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