Two things to complain about today:
First the execution of Saddam. A quick seach of Google video and you can see the entire hanging, if you like that sort of thing. I’m not really complaining about the execution, I’m complaining because there are a lot of people just like him, and yet we don’t go and start a war and kill them. You know, like the guy who was behind 9/11, for example.
Even the defense attorneys admitted Saddam’s guilt. So to recap that’s USA 1, Iraq 2,400. Wow, that was worth fighting for. Not. And what’s even worse — and I’m not defending the guy here — but he could get everything done in Iraq..I mean did we hear about all the problems and car bombs while he was in power? Maybe there were and I just didn’t hear about it. It could be — that’s what happens when the press is repressed. However, doesn’t everyone agree that the situation is a billion times more volatile now than it was in 2002?
Second, the funeral for President Ford. Apparently a new tradition, since Nixon died, the current President closes all “non-essential” government offices on the day of the funeral. Of course, the Post Office apparently counts as non-essential because who needs mail, right? Enjoy your extra long New Year’s Weekend!
In all serious, I don’t disagree with the idea for a day of mourning, but I thought that’s what President’s Day was for, wasn’t it? Also, how come only the government can mourn? Why isn’t it a national holiday? Why doesn’t the President close everything as a day of mourning? Schools, local government, etc? The Federal Reserve Board of Governors are closed but Banks remain open? At least money is essential. LOL. Just forget regular mail. I’m not trying to demean the death of a President here, just the way this stuff is handled. Thoughts? I know you have them..