Remember when the Left in this country got their panties in a bunch over the Iraq invasion? You know: how they’ve gone around claiming that this is “Bush’s illegal war”? Remember them?
Ok, what do you call the invasion of Georgia by Russia? Where’s the condemnation of the world’s nations? Where are the million-person protests in the streets of major European capitals. Where’s the outrage from the Arab Street (I say jokingly)? Where are the human shields flying over to Georgia so as to stand in front of hospitals, and prevent the liberty-loving Russians from blowing those commie Georgians back into the Stone Age?
More importantly, where’s Sean Penn? I thought he was all for pacifism, and protecting the innocent from the hell that is war.
Funny, the same people who were all in a twist over George Bush’s “illegal” war in Iraq (deposing a guy who has slaughtered over half-a-million people) are nowhere to be found. How can this be? Did George Bush wiretap their phones, send in the NSA black-ops, night ranger, super-duper bad-guy types to pick them up in the dark of the night, from their comfortable beds, and sent them off to Gitmo? Wait, that’s it! I forgot! They’ve all been rounded up and are being tortured with Subway sandwiches.
Oh, the horror!
The Georgians must have done something wrong, otherwise Putin wouldn’t have ordered an invasion. I mean, after all, Moscow itself has no past history if invading other countries to exert their power in influence in the region. Nope, never. They’ve got this long history of advancing civil liberties via the gulag system. The world knows this. They’re all for it. Sarkozy even has a ceasefire agreement to show just how swell the Russians really are! They’re good people!
George W. Bush, and the U. S. military – on the other hand – are evil, evil, evil! That must be the reason why Sean Penn was willing to sacrifice his life by acting as a human shield.
Ok, you can stop laughing now. Ok…so I can stop laughing now.
Dripping sarcasm aside, where is the “condemnation of the world”? Really! The United States took out a thug murderer in Iraq after something like twelve years of dodging his responsibility to live up to his 1991 ceasefire agreement, and twelve different UN sanctions. Bush even got UN approval to basically use force against Iraq unless it complied, which (of course) it didn’t. The “world” hated us for it.
Show me the UN resolution that gives Russia the authorization to do anything with Georgia. Please. I’d like to see it. Pardon me, however, if I don’t hold my breath waiting for a reply to that query.
Wait (I say, gasping)! You mean that Russia may be involved in a – dare I say it – illegal war!?! You mean, the same Russia that condemned us for doing the same thing!?! Get out!
Ok, ok…turning the sarcasm spigot to “closed” now. But I think you’ve gotten my point.
Which brings me to George W. Bush’s detractors: where are they over the big flap in Georgia? Don’t answer that, because it’s a rhetorical question: they’re nowhere to be found. Why? Because this conflict doesn’t score political points here in this country. Russia’s invasion of Georgia doesn’t mean anything to them because they can’t use it as ammunition against President Bush…period. Which only goes to show what a crock their principles turned out to be when confronted by true imperial ambitions.
It’s real easy to “speak truth to power” when “power” isn’t going to turn your brains into a red mist on a wall somewhere. So, as far as I’m concerned, guys like Sean Penn have no credit whatsoever. They’re cowards and hypocrites. Their words mean about as much as their actions…which amounts to nothing.