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Attention, Neo-Con Automatons!


Fury has erupted in Britain over letting a 12-year-old Afghan boy attend school. The boy had trained as a suicide bomber in Afghanistan because after his father, who had a member of the Taliban, was shot and killed by British soldiers, an Afghan elder told the boy, “You must avenge his death by becoming a martyr.”

Can’t you just hear the neo-cons issuing the following proclamations to their supporters?

“Attention, neo-con automatons! Repeat after me: That Afghan boy hates us for our freedom and values, not because British military forces killed his father.”

“Attention, neo-con automatons! Repeat after me: The 9/11 terrorists hated us for our freedom and values, not because of the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children who died as a result of the brutal sanctions against Iraq, not because UN Ambassador Madeleine Albright said that the deaths of those Iraqi children had been “worth it,” not because U.S. soldiers were stationed on Islamic holy lands, not because of the illegal no-fly zones over Iraq, and not because of the unconditional U.S. foreign and military aid to the Israeli government.”

“Attention, neo-con automatons! Repeat after me: If another terrorist attack takes place on American soil prior to the 2008 presidential election, it will be because the terrorists hate America for its freedom and values, not because the U.S. government has invaded and occupied Iraq and killed, injured, maimed, and tortured hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, none of whom had ever attacked the United States.”

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Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.