Saturday, June 26, 2004

Let's Junk the 20th Century, Shall We?

Stephen Zunes bids farewell to the 20th Century. What a great idea; let's go back to the political and social morality of the 18th with the weapons and methods of the 21st. Everybody thinks it's just swell:
"Supporting the resolution were the fundamentalist Christian Coalition, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, and other right-wing groups.
In short, the Democrats, like the Republicans, now support the neoconservative doctrine that places the right of conquest over the rule of law.

"More fundamentally, Congress’ effective endorsement of an Israeli annexation of land it conquered in the 1967 war is a direct challenge to the United Nations Charter, which forbids any country from expanding its territory through military conquest. The vote, therefore, constitutes nothing less than an overwhelming bipartisan renunciation of the post-World War II international system, effectively recognizing the right of conquest."

Az mir vill schlugen a hunt, gifintmin a schtecken.