Sunday, 26 March 2006

Abe Lincoln on Pre-Emptive Strikes:


Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose, and you allow him to make war at pleasure....If today he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, "I see no probability of the British invading us," but he will say to you, "Be silent; I see it, if you don't."

10 comments:

  1. Nice, and the goopers like to call themselves the party of Lincoln. Lincoln is spiining in his grave at what the right wingnits have done in the U.S. and in the World.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Putting all the fun of watching the homophobic halfwit detractors chase their own tails, it remains that Iraq is a war crime.

    Period.

    Iraq is a war crime.

    Period.

    Iraq is a war crime.

    Period.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yes, well, Rome began it's descent this past week.

    I don't know how I know this to be true, but it is. Watch.

    ReplyDelete
  4. To be fair Lincoln didnt have to deal with WMD.
    Mind you, nor did George or Tony.

    ok, lets try again...

    To be fair, Lincoln wasnt a habitual liar like Tony or a complete fuckwit like George.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful! Oh, bravo! *dancing about, cheering* Whereever did you find this quote? Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  6. P.S. I understand Old Man Rich's point about how we are dealing with new forms of warfare, but the principles remain. OR at least they should. And as for WMDs, they used to use anthrax as a WMD in asia thousands of years ago. Get a dead animal infected w/ anthrax and shoot it over into the country you're warring upon. It proved very effective.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thats a nice quote, enjoyed that Dan.

    ReplyDelete

Please do not be under the misapprehension that this blog has a laissez-faire comments policy where commenters can get away with whatever they want to say on account of their ‘freedom of speech’.

Blurred Clarity has a stringent comments policy. So anything off-topic, diversionary, trollish, abusive, misogynist, racist, homophobic or xenophobic will be deleted.

Cheers duckies.