A story of a war September 8, 2007Posted by Evil Bender in wingnuts.
One time, not so long ago, some evil people attacked innocent people, killing thousands. People around the world rallied in support of these innocents, and behind the man who led their country. He swore to catch those who did it. That’s when the people found out about the Big Bad, the man who had organized and arranged the attacks. Right-thinking people around the world realized this bad man needed to be stopped.
But he never was. Instead, the Fearless Leader attacked people who were never involved with the crime, and who were no threat to us. He was not worried about the Big Bad. ““I truly am not that concerned about him,” he said. Very few people were remarkable.
Years later, with the Leader’s war in ashes and thousands more of his people dead, his cronies vied to replace him. They didn’t care about the Big Bad, either. “[the Big Bad] is more symbolism than anything else,” one said. Another was even more explicit: he “said the country would be safer by only “a small percentage” and would see “a very insignificant increase in safety” if al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was caught because another terrorist would rise to power. “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person,” he said.
None of these people noted that they had endorsed a war which had nothing to do with anyone who attacked their country, nor that they had hunted high and low for a man who was no threat while letting the Big Bad slip away. Not content to start illegal wars, they pushed on to convince everyone that the man behind the original attack, the man who started the conflict, was no threat, but that they must continue the war in order to make the world safe.
But the story may still have a (somewhat) happi(er) ending: people begin to wise up, and contemplate throwing the cowardly ineffectual liars out on their assses, and finding a leader who would actually chase down and stop the Big Bad.
[h/t Crooks and Liars]