ScottEVill, on May 10 2008, 01:31 PM, said:
G1223, on May 10 2008, 12:25 PM, said:
SparkyCola, on May 10 2008, 11:10 AM, said:
^ The people who got caught up in that cyclone.... it's not their fault LotS. I mean, don't punish them for the actions of the ones in power (who probably didn't lose homes or people they loved in this).
I'm sure if you ask them if they want help they'll say "YES!" - so we should try as hard as we can to help them, despite their stupid military generals.
ps - it's not as if Bush didn't use the New Orleans thing as propaganda in his favour too.
Huh we heard for month after month how it was Bush's fault that the Hurrricane hit New Orleans.
No we didn't. I defy you to produce one post -- hell, even one news article -- that said "it's Bush's fault that a hurricane hit New Orleans."
On the other hand, I could produce numerous links to Republican hate-mongers who say *God* made a hurricane hit New Orleans because it's gay-friendly.
Well, Haggee said recently that he didn't know the mind of God when asked if he still believed that. Course, that thinking disappears when a tornado hits a Baptist university here in Tennessee, God could never be pissed at them, no sir.
People held the Federal governments lack of response against Bush. It didn't help him any that "Brownie's" former job was as the head of a horse association of all things. Every administration has people they give jobs to but a job that important with someone who had no qualifications for it? Buck stops on Bush.
As for Myanmar, why send the ships there when they are refusing aid, don't waste the fuel, let them ask for it. I actually do agree with G to a point. Yes, we should and do want to help those people but their government won't let us. Sometimes the people have to get fed up with a situation enough to rebel. I know it's horrible to be crass but people have to die to get freedom. Our founders did. We play both sides of the fence, we say that people have to choose freedom for themselves like in Iraq. We gave them the ability to choose democracy and they have but some see it as a puppet occupation government that will collapse if we leave. And if you follow Hillary the only way that they'll stand on their own is to let them go, sink or swim time.
As to Myanmar people, god bless em.