Wednesday, November 17, 2004

It seems Margarat Hassan is dead

Although there seems to be no official reason for assuming so, the BBC reports that Margaret Hassan is dead and that Leaders condemn 'Hassan murder'. Not much in the way of condemning those that did the actual murdering though. Condemnation in the passive sense:
Tony Blair said it was "abhorrent", while Irish premier Bertie Ahern said her kidnappers "stand condemned by... the entire international community".

UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said they had concluded Mrs Hassan had "probably" been murdered.

He added: "To kidnap and kill anyone is inexcusable.

"But it is repugnant to commit such a crime against a woman who has spent most of her life working for the good of the people of Iraq."
Not a word.

What they should have said is this: "We pledge to stay in Iraq and hunt down the degenerate psychopaths who committed this murder and others like it. We will not rest until the last of them has been shot."

I guess there's no chance of them saying that huh? Naaah. It's like a war on terror, there's really no such thing. You can have a war on (or rather against) terrorists. But not against what they do.

You can't condemm a murder. What you CAN do is condemn a murderer. But these politicians just refuse to do so.


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