Monday, June 27, 2005

One not so 'Smart Guy'

Just at the tail end of his weekly talk with the "Smart Guys" on Hugh Hewitt's radio show, Erwin Chemerinsky said, sort of, If we're nice to them, they'll be nice to us.

He has a 'client' in Gitmo. "Doesn't know why he was picked up, " (on a battlefield, right) and so on. To be a bit more specific, he alluded to concerns about treatment of our guys were any of them captured. So he goes to Cuba to practice law.

I have these questions for any, "be nice to them, they'll be nice to us" listeners. We are very nice to them. They are vary nasty to any of the us'es they catch, snatch, grab, kidnap, hijack, ram with cars....Why are we not nasty in return? Why are they not nice to us already? Are they waiting for habeus corpus releases? If we are nice regardless of their behavior, how does that happen? Is it automatic or a choice? If it's automatic why? They aren't being nice. If it's a choice, isn't their nastiness a choice? Is their behavior dependent on ours or the other way around? Do we have something in us immune to nasty responses? If we elect to behave well, regardless of them, why should they behave similarly? If we control their actions by ours, what can we do to make them surrender, repudiate violence and murder?

Confused yet? It is a tangled forest of syntax and throttled logic. We cannot, we will not change their behavior by modifying any of ours. We must fight on the beaches and the landing grounds, we must fight in the hills, we must fight on the airwaves, we must fight the doom and gloom dead-enders in the Senate and the House. We must never surrender.

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