Saturday, March 22, 2003

So we're at war now, which isn't surprising. I don't dispute the fact that there are good reasons for removing Saddam Hussein from power -- I just dislike the arrogant way we've taken control of the situation. Although it's true that the United States is probably the most powerful nation in the world, it should not be allowed to usurp the authority of the U.N., unless it is also willing to shoulder all the responsibilities of world order. That would mean taking care of all the world's problems, and not just the ones that we happen to have a vested interest in. Bush has been trying his hardest for the past two years to get a good reason to invade Iraq, even using spurious claims to directly connect Saddam Hussein with Osama bin Laden, and he's finally succeeded. It will be interesting to see just how long he actually maintains interest in setting up a democracy there once his war is won. I anticipate a flashy victory accompanied by many promises, followed by the quiet but steady withdrawal of all US forces and interests.

There was a "walk-out for peace" staged on campus the day after bombing began. Good timing, dumbasses. No doubt, the crowd of three hundred strong compelled Bush to turn one of his tanks around.

We need to start learning how to fly helicopters too.

The Oscars are tomorrow and I've only seen five of the fifty-odd movies up for nominations. The ceremony will probably suck anyhow, since ABC has expressed their intent to interrupt the broadcast at will with late-breaking war news. They should just announce the award winners in a press release and put a new episode of Alias on.

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