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Thursday, November 20, 2003
 
On Dennis J. Kucinich (take two):

To borrow a line from a dear friend – You. Are. Mentally. Damaged.

I feel I must take it up on myself to call this man what he is. Bonehead. I could use other phrases, all of which are justified, but I choose not to.

Kucinich was interviewed in today’s Washington Post. The Post, for some odd reason, continues to tout this sorry excuse for a congressman as a viable presidential candidate. This clod is barely physically viable. His intellect is questionable at best. His knowledge of world realities is downright laughable. He is downright laughable.

Today, he said, and I quote, “U.S. military action against Afghanistan in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was not justified and has proved to be a "disaster" and a "nightmare.” He continued to spew nonsense, to the point that I begin to wonder if the reporter had to stifle a fit of uncontrolled laughter. I personally would’ve been on the floor.

I have a few questions for Mr. Kucinich.

What would be a justified response to the cold blooded murder of 3,017 US citizens on our own soil? Should we build a campfire on Ground Zero, invite Binny Laden, Saddam, and their collective band of thugs to come sing Kumbya? Are you truly that dense? These people came into our house and killed our people. 3,017 people died in a truly horrible manner that I cannot bring myself to here describe in words. Perhaps you need to watch the bodies falling from the WTC. Then again, your thick skull might prevent the images from being seared into your mind as they have been in all of ours.

To Mr. Kucinich’s nonsense, I answer with W’s eloquence yesterday in London:

“Those in authority, however, are not judged only by good motivations. The people have given us the duty to defend them. And that duty sometimes requires the violent restraint of violent men. In some cases, the measured use of force is all that protects us from a chaotic world ruled by force.”

We live in a world governed by the aggressive and effective use of military force. Peace is not the absence of armed conflict. Peace is achieved by victory over those who seek to do evil unto others.

Mr. Kucinich, you world of shifting morals, equivocation, and appeasement is not one in which I would like to live. And, in case your thick headedness prevents you from properly interpreting polling data, few people want to join you on your quest for that world.

Here endeth the lesson.

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