Quote of the Day
"I don't think you can win it. But I think you can create conditions so that the those who use terror as a tool are less acceptable in parts of the world." - G.W. Bush, 8/30 on NBC's Today Show.
"In accordance with the principles of double-think it does not matter if the war is not real. For when it is, victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won, but it is meant to be continuous." George Orwell, 1984
I don't mean to echo the liberal argument that "you cannot declare war on a noun." Even giving this slogan its best reading, using noun in the "existing in thought" part of the definition, I never really understood why anyone liked this argument. Much of the consensus on the left during World War II was that we were fighting global fascism, a concept that is on a surface level at least similar to the War on Terrorism. But then again, I am opposed US Imperialism in general, not just Bush adventurism or even violence as a political tool in certain historical instances, so I imagine the logic of non-violence is going to be somewhat lost on me.