However, as a Christian, I have to fight against saying that I agree with that urge.
Frank Gaffney, former Assistant Defense Secretary and now with the "Center for Security Policy" (whatever the hell that is) declared on Hardball with Chris Matthews yesterday that in spite of the overwhelming evidence that the Iraq War was begun on false pretenses, "My position is that it’s regrettable that any Americans died. It is regrettable that they had to die, but I believe they did have to die."
Here's the video...
I've thought for a very long time now that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and their supporters have no sense, at all, of the value of human life. That they have no conscience or grasp of the soul like most people possess and as a result, that is why they have no regret at wasting the lives of others.
What if I or anyone else were to put a gun to Frank Gaffney's head, and blow his brains out, and then offered up the excuse that "he had to die"? What if someone did that to Dick Cheney's wife or either one of Bush's daughters? I mean, morally, it would be the absolute equivalent to what Gaffney is arguing: that people "had to die".
Who the hell gets to make that kind of judgment? How the #&@$ does Bush and Cheney and Gaffney get away with believing that God has anointed them with such power?!
Four thousand and more American families will be without a loved one this holiday season, because the psychopaths of the Bush Administration and the "useful idiots" who have backed them all this time, do not give a damn about anything but the raw, naked power they worship and make sacrifice to.
"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends."But then, since when has wisdom been a quality of George W. Bush and his supporters?
-- Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings