Member Rara Avis
If I had been shown evidence of graft and kick-backs and double-dealing, as we now know happened with France, Russia and China in the U.N. on the Security Council, then the double standard argument would be applicable. All I've seen are articles that said one company and the CDC sent some germ samples to Iraq for the manufacture of vaccine and for medical research. In hindsight, pretty dumb, granted, but where is the evidence of sinister motives by our government?
Dumb? Look at the list of pathogens again, Denise. Look at the locations where they were sent.
Dumb, I think, would be not reaching the conclusion that our government expected and wanted Iraq to create chemical weapons to be potentially used against our common enemy, Iran. I don't much care for graft or kick-backs, Denise. But human greed, while always intolerable, is at least understandable. I will never understand inhuman cruelty.
And speaking of giving a murderer a loaded gun, where is the outrage at Kerry saying that he will give Iran nuclear fuel to "test" its intentions? I'd say that's at least as stupid as sending germ samples to Iraq 20 years ago. If that happens, how will we be judged 20 years hence, if we're still here, that is. I guess we haven't learned very much from our past mistakes.
I absolutely agree, Denise. To not agree would be to employ a different set of standards for precisely the same sins.
I think we should try to support what we believe is right, not try to twist what is right to support what we believe.