Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fight for Peace

Yesterday, September 21, is designated the Internatinal Day of Peace.

Of course, we're at war in Iraq and Afghanistan and maybe Iran is next if Dick Cheney has his way, so the International Day of Peace kind of got lost in the shuffle.

Now, we all know that the way to get peace is to go to war and shock and awe people with how many bombs and whizbangs you've got. Any fool knows that.

So with that in mind, On Memorial Day, 2005, President Bush urged Americans to pray for permanent peace.

"I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 30, 2005, as a day of prayer for permanent peace," he said.

This sorta reminds me of a send-up Mad Magazine did years and years ago of the teevee show, "The Rifleman."

Johnny Crawford: You shot all those people because you believe in justice, didn't you dad? That's why you do it. Because you believe in justice. Isn't that right, Pa?

Chuck Connors: No, son. I do it because I believe in killin' people.

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