Wednesday, March 30, 2011

America’s Kinetic Moment

We found this clip from Jon Stewart's The Daily Show on Comedy Central. It simply can't wait.

Even now, it is still a shock to hear a comedian with a general audience and a fairly broad appeal rip into the current President, who still more or less gets a pass from the press (if not as much as during the campaign), and who is still lauded by Hollywood celebrities. Throughout this entire episode, there is a form of what this writer would call "antics with semantics." We're not actually at war, we're performing a "kinetic" -- what the hell IS it with that word? -- military action. We had to stop a despot from massacring his own people.

Well, you drop a bomb from high enough, and sooner or later you'll do the same thing anyway. That's why you only do it as a last resort, and in the face of imminent threat. Barring that, how can a Catholic in uniform participate in this action with a clear conscience?


1 comment:

priest's wife - S.T./ Anne Boyd said...

Stewart is a major liberal...nice to see honesty!