Wednesday, November 30, 2005

As Stupid Does

Four peace activists have been abducted in Iraq.

We are angry because what has happened to our teammates is the result of the actions of the U.S. and U.K. governments due to the illegal attack on Iraq and the continuing occupation and oppression of its people.
- a spokesman for Christian Peacemaker Teams

What?!! While I am of the opinion that criticising governments is an entertaining sport, I have to take issue with the above statement. I would change it to read as such:

We are angry at our organisation’s collective stupidity because what happened to our teammates is the result of them being foolish enough to go to Iraq where foreigners have been abducted at a fairly alarming rate and some of them even beheaded or otherwise murdered. What were we thinking?
- Max

1 comment:

chatsy malone said...

Ach, they aren't stupid they have good hearts and think they are the ones who can improve the situation.
yeah ok they are stupid!
What the fuck is the military still doing in Iraq anyway?