Saturday, October 1, 2011

Irony abounds

So let's see. We're hysterical that some guy wanted to fly model airplanes filled with explosives into targets in the U.S. Hmmm, where have I heard this scenario before?

Today's NY Times:
Disillusioned by huge costs and uncertain outcomes in two wars, the Obama administration has embraced drones and precision raids in the fight against terrorism. 
How could anyone miss the similarity between these activities? Duh. Tiny, unmanned planes that bring death by remote control. We do this in other countries every day. That's why they hate us. And if you lived in these countries you'd hate us too. It's only because of the idiotic notion of American exceptionalism that we don't see ourselves as terrorists.

But we are, Blanche. We are.