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.”