Monday, May 23, 2005

Sad State of Affairs

So Newsweek reported a story about US soldiers flushing Korans down the toilet. That lead to riots in Afghanistan and Pakistan which resulted in some deaths. Under pressure from the White House, Newsweek retracted the story claiming they hadn't checked their facts and the story was false. The Red Cross has since corroborated the story as being true. Now I don't get my news from any mainstream source (that includes The Daily Show) and don't really care what Newsweek has to say about anything. Unfortunately my Dad does get his news from Time and Newsweek and USA Today. Many Americans do. It's a paradox that although he doesn't believe the official 911 story and he knows Iraq didn't have WMD's he still thinks we should be fighting wars in the Middle and Near East. When I ask why he doesn't really have much of an answer beyond we should support the president because he's the president. This is especially disturbing because this is the guy who was in charge of life lessons like not jumping off bridges because the neighbor kid did.


Anonymous Daren said...

"We should support the president because he's the president."

I'm just curious: During the whole Monicagate scandal in the Clinton administration (which, as always, cost zero lives, American or otherwise), did your dad say the same thing?

Sep 14, 2005, 3:20:00 PM  
Blogger Dean ASC said...

You know I don't remember hearing anything on the subject from him.

Sep 29, 2005, 10:38:00 AM  

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