March 22, 2006

Everyone Has A Price

Maybe I'm just a hard-headed realist, but, saving the life of Abdul Rahman, the Christian on trial in Afghanistan for converting, should be relatively easy.

Of course, hard-headed realism died out in terms of diplomacy a long, long time ago. All things diplomatic now have to be nuanced and introduced into formal language for one country to tell another country it's not happy with the latter's action on a particular subject.

Screw all that. Bush should explain to Karzai in no uncertain terms that if Abdul Rahman is put to death for becoming a member of "The People of the Book" then:

All U.S. forces will be extricated from the country at once.

All diplomatic ties will be severed.

All U.S. monetary aid (our tax dollars), will cease. Enjoy your poppies.

All U.S. forces extricated, all diplomatic ties, and all U.S. monetary aid (our tax dollars) will be used to overthrow the mullochracy in Iran.

Will it happen? No, of course not.

Other hard-headed realistic diplomatic things I'd like to see:

The next suicide bombing in Israel, a re-enactment of the Inchon landings on the Mediterranean coast of the Gaza Strip. The diplomatic message I would send to Hamas would read: "Congratulations, you're our new Puerto Rico!"

Every single piece of Caterpillar-built demolition equipment operated by hard-hat wearing hippie stompers showing up at the U.N. building with an eviction notice.

The complete and total withdrawal of all U.S. troops from the U.K., Germany, Spain, Italy, Iraq, The Phillippines, and various and other sundry countries whose citizenry hate our guts, and transferring all of them to a shiny new, fully operational, only-could-America-build-such-a-thing base in the newly decontaminated zone formerly known as Teheran.

Hey, a guy can dream, can't he?

By Vinnie at 07:35 PM | Comments |