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Assassination as public policy

What a sorry sight to see one president vilifying another for missing an assassination. (Sort of like the senior prom) “But at least I tried,” he said. The other could have countered, “Well, I killed over 50,000 of those little brown guys even if I missed the Big Cheese. That should even out the playing field.”

So what about the Nuremberg Trials? Archaic bleeding heart stuff, I guess. No more, no more … just let the CIA sneak in and blow ’em away?

Speaking of sneaking away, might it not have been intelligent to keep the bin Laden family here to put the screws on Osama right after 9/11, rather than sneaking them away back home, as Bush did? I guess the connection was too subtle.



So Osama continues to elude us, but as our president rightly says, he is of little consequence now. After all we’ve created army of “terrorists” in Iraq ready to strap bombs on their bodies and die for Allah, while our guys die keeping us safe from all those biological and nuclear weapons that Saddam would have hurled against us. Can’t argue with that.

Jay Sydeman




Nevada City


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