Monday, 25 May 2009

Slick essence

How nice of the Multimillionaire White African King to inform us that Guantanamo inmates “may be dangerous, in which case we can't release them”. How nice of him to kindly explain that deciding how to deal with them is going to be one of the “biggest problems” with closing Guantanamo. "It's a messy situation. It's not easy," he kindly informs us. Really? Really? We thought it was a straightforward situation. We thought it was easy. We really did. We thought it was only difficult for George Bush, who said “I'd like to close Guantanamo, but I also recognize that we're holding some people there that are darn dangerous”. But then George Bush is just a fool, of course. Around a year ago, for example, the Multimillionaire White African King told gullible and young voters that the Guantanamo issue is about “the essence of who we are”, whereas George Bush could only manage “No question, Guantanamo sends a signal to some of our friends — provides an excuse, for example, to say the United States is not upholding the values that they're trying to encourage other countries to adhere to”.

In essence, the difference between Democrats and Republicans is very evident in the statements “may be dangerous” and “are darn dangerous”. Democrats are so much more conditional and polite, aren’t they. That’s what makes them so likeable.