Wednesday, October 06, 2004

WMD and the NRA

I just heard some Republican talking points being quoted yet again, statements to the effect that if Saddam Hussein were free today he would still be trying to get his hands on "weapons of mass destruction" (I hate that asinine phrase) which demonstrates what a horrible guy he is. Isn't it ironic that the hawkish conservatives repeating this party line consider that owning weaponry is a fundamental right, but when another country has the same intentions of trying to make themselves feel safe by being well-armed these pro-violence types believe that we have to slap them down fast and hard? If the axiom is "guns don't kill people, people do" isn't the logical extension "weapons of mass destruction don't kill people, people do?" It seems to me that line of reasoning negates the "Bush Doctrine" of pre-emptive war. I guess it's only the ones that support Bush that are supposed to have weapons.

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