Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn's latest blog entry, TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2004, [], see below, takes us to some of the pictures of what it means to bear any burden, pay any price for freedom and liberty, paraphrasing JFK, Kennedy, not Kerry, that is:


Caption: "Flag-draped coffins are secured inside a cargo plane on April 7 at Kuwait International Airport."

Meanwhile, here is a photo mosaic making its way around the Web in which the war dead become the image of President Bush.

But, since I know Eric Zorn to be fair and balanced--indeed almost the equivalent of a publc service, when will he be putting up the photos of what partial birth abortions bring us, or perhaps abortions in general? or maybe the tens of thousands (or is it hundreds of thousands) of Iraqis who were slaughtered by Saddam and his "insurgent" friends that he left behind for us-- Yes, what is the rate of substitution for an Iraqi life and a U. S. Soldier, 100 to 1? And, these pictures would be labelled as what-- photos the Pro-choicers don't want you to see? Photos Michael Moore doesn't want you to see?

Ah, and just how do we capture in pictures the possibility of freedom caused by the removal of Saddam. Yes, what would Bill Moyers of that fair and balanced PBS say about that on NOW? Or What would Tavis Smiley of that fair and balanced PBS say about that on Tavis Smiley[Arianna Huffington last night and John Dean tonight as guests; I mean, what could be more fair than that--Tavis probably thinks he had two Rs on his show? Or what would Washington Week on the Left of that fair and balanced PBS say about that? Or Jennings, Rather and Brokaw? Or CNBC, MSNBC or CNN? You can see why we need Air America.

I mean, perhaps I am jumping the gun. Perhaps Eric simply thought the pictures were thought provoking, as indeed they are. But, if we are going to try to use pictures to decide tough issues, shouldn't we be fair and balanced in our selection of which pictures to show. In the words of our fearless leaders (Bush and Kerry), bring them on-- Pictures, that is.

Perhaps the "balanced," pictures just weren't ready, yet. After all, it took a while for someone to produce, "The killing fields." I mean, two million people are so easy to overlook.

Speaking of Michael Moore, that hero of the Left, his site-- is one of those internet sites with the picture of the War Dead morphing into Bush that Eric references. An April 14, 2004 entry from Moore's site gives us some of the wisdom of Michael Moore:

"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not "insurgents" or "terrorists" or "The Enemy." They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win."

"There is a lot of talk amongst Bush's opponents that we should turn this war over to the United Nations. Why should the other countries of this world, countries who tried to talk us out of this folly, now have to clean up our mess? I oppose the U.N. or anyone else risking the lives of their citizens to extract us from our debacle. I'm sorry, but the majority of Americans supported this war once it began and, sadly, that majority must now sacrifice their children until enough blood has been let that maybe -- just maybe -- God and the Iraqi people will forgive us in the end."

Yes, you can see why Michael Moore is so respected by the Left. Just maybe God will forgive us? Glad to find out from Mr. Moore that God is not dead, only hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. But will God or the Iraqi people forgive Michael Moore? I wouldn't think so. Here is an idea, maybe 9/11 Commissioner Ben-Veniste, if he finally discovers that Jamie Gorelick has a conflict, can ask Hamilton and Kean to replace her with Moore. Michael certainly is an objective kind of guy and he should fit in with the rest of what has become known as the 9/11 Circus.

I look forward to Eric's next slide show.

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