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August 18, 2006

Why War Is Not The Answer

Round and round it goes:

WHAT attracts world leaders to war is its simplicity.

You don't need a university degree to declare war, or an IQ over 74 to actually engage in one. You just kind of close your eyes and close your mind and start swinging. You don't even have to know how to read or write.

Happily, there's also no need for a valid reason to get the bombs falling. Truth isn't a factor. Wars have existed for the most uncomplicated of triggers: stepping on a toe, stepping over a border, stepping on a holy icon, stepping on a dream.

Contrary to Mel Gibson's drunken assertion, Jews don't start all wars. Anyone can play. It was a lot of God-fearing Christians who kicked off the one we're currently in, promising to make the world safe and ending up with a world crouched in fear.

Although getting out of a war isn't so easy, getting into one is a snap.

posted at 1:11 AM by Wonky Muse

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