Monday, December 11, 2006

Another republican comes to his senses!

Senator Gordon Smith, R. Oregon, has come out in opposition to U.S. involvment in Iraq. Not that surprising, in that many politicians are jumping on this bandwagon (It took them awhile, but I guess they finally get it, that and polls and recent election results force their hand). What IS refreshing is he actually uses logic and reasoning:
"You know, this is a fight, when you get right down to the root of it, between Sunnis and Shias that goes back a millennia of time over who is the rightful successor to the Prophet Mohammed," Smith told Wolf Blitzer in an interview set to air on "The Situation Room." "That is not our fault. That is not our fight, and that's not something we can fix."
Oregon Republican explains why he no longer supports Iraq war
There have been few, Democrats, Republicans, or Talking Heads that have framed it so clearly.

SuperMax causes insanity?!

So, the mad bomber is not happy being imprisoned in SuperMax. Eric Rudolf has been corresponding with a reporter from the Gazette in Colrado Springs for a year or so and tells him that the place is designed to make a person go insane:
"It is a closed-off world designed to isolate inmates from social and environmental stimuli, with the ultimate purpose of causing mental illness and chronic physical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis...."
Are we really to feel sorry for this man? I know that many of my fellow Democrats feel that this may be inhumane treatment and I am sure that Amnesty international, and organization that I feel does great work, will come down on the side of Rudolf in this matter. But I am sorry, I feel NOTHING for this scum.

He is nothing less than a terrorist. And a cowardly one at that. He targeted innocent people in the Olympic Park bombing. He went after abortion clinics, regardless of what other services they might offer. Did he care that innocent people could be maimed or killed by his actions? No, of course not. So why should we care about his so-called sanity now? I wonder if he was truly sane to begin with, anyway. Perhaps he would prefer the Abu Ghriab treatment???

My thoughts on Rudolf, and all terrorists: "don't do the crime if you can't do the time"