Thursday, June 19, 2008


Across the ocean
Sailing foot by foot north-ward
A wave of nightmares.

No time for blogging today. For starters, I'm in the BNW doing BNW-type things. Also, and perhaps more importantly, six severed feet have shown up on Canada's shores. If I don't spend all of my free time looking into this, I'd be remiss.

Anywho, I don't want to leave you haiku-less for today. Or Today's Joke-less...

Bringing bin Laden to justice
Barack Obama and John McCain stepped up their battle over foreign policy credentials Wednesday, with Obama accusing his rival of using fear to win votes and the McCain camp accusing Obama of wanting to fight terrorism with lawyers.
With shades of the 2004 presidential election showing through, the two presumptive nominees are using the war on terror as a campaign wedge.
Obama said he wouldn't discuss what approach he would take to bring bin Laden to justice if he were apprehended. But he said the Nuremberg trials for the prosecution of Nazi leaders are an inspiration because the victors acted to advance universal principles and set a tone for the creation of an international order.
McCain, on the other hand, is fond of saying he will chase Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell to capture him and bring him to justice.
McCain likes the "gates to hell" promise so much that while campaigning in New Hampshire last October, he told employees at a small weapons plant in Rochester he said he "will shoot him with your products."
"As long as he didn't run too fast. I have trouble keeping up. In fact, he'd have to stay pretty still. It'd be best if he was brought to me already dead, and I could just shoot his corpse a couple of times. You know, for America. Not that I want to romanticize it or anything..."



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