April 2, 2010
Karzai and the Pope
Why is everybody always picking on them? Yes, the New York Times says Afghanistan's president, who barely glances at his brother who is selling government jobs and heading the illegal drug trade, is angry. "Every day my dignity as president of this country is being attacked. The New York Times...they know the election was right, but on a daily basis they call me a fraudulent president." Shame on you, NYT!
The report ends, "Diplomats worried that Karzai will give ammo to anti-war groups." The question, "Why are we helping this man?" will be asked.
OK. President Obama, why are we?
And the Catholic church agrees with Karzai's characterization of the New York Times. Deceitful accusations have been leveled against the Pope, according to Cardinal William Levada, who singled out the Times for "unfair" coverage.
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There are those among us who always expect credit and praise when things go well but who are efficiently quick to cry foul play and blame others when something doesn't go their way.
Governments, organizations, corporations and even churches all have pecking orders. Those on top are usually protected quite well by a buffer of mediocre middle management types which in turn excel in protecting themselves by passing blame to all those with lesser status.
Lackeys who fear their own positions or yearn for advancement to places nearer the top, will always agree with those above them even when it defies reason.
CYA. And some have pretty big A's to cover.
-Franz Fripplfrappl | Stoughton, WI | April 2, 2010
Aaaaw, poor Karzai. Poor Pope. Everybody is picking on them.
GET REAL. This whole business in the middle east is a farce and it is high time the left got fed up with the view from under the Obama bus and made him call it off. This guy never saw a supporter he couldn't shaft or double deal in his insane desire to govern from the middle. A middle that keeps shifting further to the right every damned time he shafts his base.
As for Pope and Vatican there is nothing wrong with them that another Luther type couldn't clear up. What a rat's nest of little piggy boys. Put down the nuns, who actually do a lot of the thankless work of the faithful but protect the "good old boys" who can't keep their hands off of the little boys.
-Griebnotz Doerkpfester | Egg Harbor, WI. | April 2, 2010