Thu Sep 20 11:09:48 CDT 2001
mmk: unh... well... doesn't the judge look great this morning, Matt? such
grace under pressure, such joi du vivre, such panache! incredible!
mjs: warrant sir?
mmk: warrant?!? for what? i paid that damn ticket! there must be some
mistake! you've got the wrong guy, man! you'll never get me, copper!
mjs: <yawn> there anything justifying that claim? anything?
mmk: well, someone defending that position might reason as follows:
terrorist leaders have decided that the West is soft, that it is run by
women and decadents and spineless bureaucrats. (terrorist leaders are real
men living a harsh and dangerous and spartan life: bin Laden has 4 wives and
18 children and many big guns). they are convinced that Bush and his
brother viagra addicts don't have the political will to do battle. but
should that bet not work out, they have decided that internal factions and
inter-national rivalries and competing economic and political interests will
prevent the multi-national cooperation needed for military action. but
should that gamble fall apart, they have decided that western decadence will
insist on proportional response and limited reaction and a civilized,
lawful, bounded response to prevent the worst. and they have seen time and
again that the West has a large and rather well-organized network of
intellectuals who always rally against US military action: if all else
fails, they can count on those folks to rally round the flag and give them
one last chance.
is that time yet? no? hey! i wrote this poem the other day! wanna hear it?
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