Beating On The Drum
Kevin should stick with politics and cat blogging because a look through my blog roll finds little support for his view of the Pakistan attack
Tristero at Hullabaloo
is really annoyed with the framing
, seeing it as a type of "have you stopped beating your wife" proposition.
Shakespeare's Sister chose it as her Question of the Day
, but doesn't like knowingly killing innocent people.
PZ Myers of Pharyngula
shares that view
, and thinks it is important to respond to the question, no matter what Tristero may think.
Bob Geiger also opposes
this use of force, and questions why we didn't send in a team to pick-up these people.
One of the things I failed to mention, but is germane to this incident was that this attack came during the Eid ul-Adha
celebration which guaranteed there would be innocent people at the feast. There is a religious obligation to ensure that everyone takes part in the feast celebrating the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice Isaac and G-d providing the substitute ram.
Wonderful way to win "hearts and minds" in the Islamic world.
Update: I read Archy
too early today, as John McKay doesn't approve
of the question or the conclusion.