Friday, April 20, 2007

Bush Uses Another Tragedy

There is nothing that can minimize the terrible events at VT, well, almost nothing. The President of the USA could do it. He could do a political appearance.

Oh, that's small mean minded rhetoric...

No, it is not. 32 people died at an institute of higher learning for no discernible reason and that is tragic. The same day over 100 Iraqis died for no discernible reason and 30-80 manage to do so every day. Oh that's war... No, it is simple murder and considering the randomness it is simply unreasonable. The guy at VT was a loon... Yes and someone who'd blow up a car at a market is what? A loon. Random madness occurs on a daily basis in Iraq and the "on switch" was George Walker Bush. I'm sure it would become completely tiring to watch him make "touching" speeches daily about the Iraqis, or the GIs, or Darfur, or car crashes, or ...

Yes, I'm sick of this twit and I wouldn't give him much credit for doing something right, but this nearly made me throw up. What the hell gives in his little mind? What sort of balance does this indicate, concern for whom? His poll standings? Returning coffins are secrets, but VT is a public spectacle. No, VT was certainly not his fault, finally it was no one's fault other than Cho's, but this public display of grief was nonsense. Yes, a soldier expects to be at risk, they also expect to be well used, they expect that their risk is for their country, they expect to be well lead, they expect to be grieved for.

I've waited days to write this, in hopes that anger and disgust would fade sufficiently to make a measured posting, it hasn't, it's grown. 9/11 was so huge that his constant references to it for political benefit were nearly understandable, this is just plain unconscionable.

3 comments:

Steve Culley said...

I tend to disagree about there not being any blame at Virinia tech. Our far left decided that no one had a right to defend themselves in so-called gun free zones. Whether it be an airliner full of passengers headed for a tall building, students in a class room or a woman being stalked on a campus the right to self defense has been limited by the looney left. I think they bear some responsiblity when a prevenatble slaughter happens. They would rely on the police but in almost all cases the police only show up in time to do a body count.

KISS said...

A long time ago the Supreme Court ruled that the police were not liable for not protecting. They can only act after the injury. And the far left never believed in equalizing this with softer gun-laws. What good is a "restraining order" if police must be called after the fact? So it is the same with legal hand-gun restrictions on school grounds. I can hear from the Ginny Burdicks that this is Vigilantism. No which do you prefer, vigilantism or 30+ deaths.
The gun concealed laws are working very well, but the lefty dimmos aren't satisfied. Tillamook county and cities in the county are placing card in the windows that guns are prohibited from the court house and city halls. Which is not true if one reads ORS 166.173.

Chuck Butcher said...

In a gun-free zone a gun is boss, but remembering back to my college days I doubt I'd have carried to class. Guns are heavy to have on you all day. I have no particular opinion on whether something would have stopped VT from happening the way it did. It's important to remember what kind of hit ratio cops get in a shoot out.