The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)

Tuesday, June 07, 2005


Eighteen years ago Senator Joe Biden was forced to drop out of the Democratic presidential primary race because he plagiarized a speech by British politician Neil Kinnock. Why would Biden do this? Perhaps because his own ideas aren't very good. Last weekend Biden made headlines by saying that the US should shut down the terrorist prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba:


"This has become the greatest propaganda tool that exists for recruiting of terrorists around the world. And it is unnecessary to be in that position," said Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.

...

Biden, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, proposed that an independent commission take a look at Guantanamo and make recommendations.

"But the end result is, I think we should end up shutting it down, moving those prisoners," he told ABC's "This Week."

"Those that we have reason to keep, keep. And those we don't, let go."


A large proportion of those imprisoned at Guantanamo have, in fact, been let go. So how is Biden's proposal any different from what has already occurred at the camp? Well, it is different in that it lends credence to absurdly overblown claims about the abuse of inanimate objects.

I'll keep this episode in mind the next time someone tells me that term limits are bad because experienced politicians are forced to leave office. (Biden has been a member of the Senate for a third of a century.)


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"it is different in that it lends credence to absurdly overblown claims about the abuse of inanimate objects"

Wow. Way to show how culturally ignorant you are.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:47 AM  

Should Andre Serrano, the creator of Piss Christ have been arrested? Or should offended Christians have been appeased in any way?

Should abortion be made illegal because it offends Christians? Are those who support abortion "culturally ignorant"?

I happen to think that what happens to Muslim people is important. What happens to inanimate objects associated with Muslim people is not as important, and Muslims can live in peace with those who do not revere those objects just as well as Christians or members of any other religion. You apparently believe that Muslims are ignorant psychopaths who cannot control themselves when it comes to the Koran.

By Blogger Floyd, at 9:17 AM  

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