Where Are America's Values ?
This guy has sent thousands of people to their deaths in an immoral war of choice, has spied on American citizens without warrants, and we can't even get a censure vote in Congress. What the HELL is going on in America?
Just one Guy's personal blog of thoughts & sense--common, non, and otherwise--of the world in which we live.
Two years ago, doctor Riyadh Adhadh cursed the U.S. soldiers who had overrun his homeland, toppled the Sunni-dominated government and tormented prisoners at Abu Ghraib. A member of the city council, he loudly demanded that American troops leave Baghdad.My how times have changed in Baghdad. But the real kicker to me is Adhadh's quote:
Last week, his Sunni Arab neighborhood under attack by Shiite militiamen, Adhadh found himself huddled over the telephone in panic, begging the U.S. Embassy to send American soldiers.
The moment of bitter irony for the 52-year-old father of six is emblematic of a sharp shift in Iraqi opinion. Three years after the March 2003 invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein, with the threat of civil war looming, leaders of a nervous Sunni Arab minority have started to drop demands for an immediate U.S. withdrawal.
"We've changed our ideas," Adhadh said. Iraq's current government, dominated by Shiites, has been "abusing people more than the Americans," he said. "Iraqi security is the responsibility of the Americans. They have established this type of government — this will be written in history. We are living in a jungle."Nope! Iraqi security is the responsibility of the Iraqi's. They need to step up and take responsibility for their own future. They have voted for their current government. The fact the abuse has changed from one group to another is of no import. They've been living in a jungle for decades. We need to support our troops, and bring them home. Let the Iraqis deal with Iraq!
It was the day after President Bush's State of the Union address, and social studies teacher Jay Bennish was warning his world geography class not to be taken in.
"Sounds a lot like the things that Adolf Hitler used to say," Bennish told students at the suburban high school Feb. 2. " 'We're the only ones who are right, everyone else is backward and our job is to conquer the world.' "
Bennish, who has taught at Overland High School for five years, was placed on paid leave Wednesday by the Cherry Creek School District, sparking an uproar over issues of free speech and teacher conduct.
About 150 Overland students walked out of class Thursday to protest Bennish's absence, and the teacher's lawyer — who met with district officials Friday — has threatened a federal lawsuit.
Attorney David Lane contended on the Mike Rosen radio show, which originally played the tape, that his client's comments were not outlandish and were intended to get students to think about current events.
"Maybe it's not mainstream, middle-American opinion," Lane said Friday. "But the rest of the world agrees with him."
Lane added that if Bennish had spoken strongly in support of Bush, he would not be under investigation.