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Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Dave!Despite an occasional Davetoon here on Blogography indicating otherwise, I am about as non-violent a person as you are likely to meet. I don't even kill spiders that wander in my home, preferring instead to take them back outside (after feeding them tea and cakes, of course). The power to destroy is so easy... it's the pussy's way out, really. Those who instead choose to cherish life and find a non-violent path to follow are far stronger in my eyes. That's not to say I don't enjoy violence in my entertainment but, when it comes to the real world, violence should be a last resort, and despised as an act of desperation and weakness.

I tell you this so that you can fully understand that when I say I'd like to make MP George Galloway suck on a stick of dynamite so I could happily light the shit up and blow his f#@%ing head off... well, you'll know exactly how bad I feel about having said it...

Fucktard MP George Galloway

The only surprising news here is that this time the idiot in question is not an American politician. I'd say it's a pleasant change of pace for it to be some other country's turn to be embarrassed by a politico-asswipe, but I'm trying to be diplomatic here.

As a "Member of Parliament" in the UK, you'd think that he would have even a semblance of respect for his British countrymen who were ordered to serve in the Iraqi war... but he has absolutely none. I mean, once your own government has elevated the enemy to martyrdom, it's kind of a morale killer, if you know what I mean.

I am, for the most part, not happy with the idea of war. But this has absolutely nothing to do with whether you are pro-war or anti-war... it's about supporting some brave soldiers who are in serious danger not because they love the idea of treading into a war zone and possibly getting killed... but because they are just doing their job. Right or wrong, YOU f#@%ING SUPPORT THOSE WHO ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO FIGHT FOR YOU AND YOUR COUNTRY! Even when you disagree with the politics that guide them. I mean, this may not be the war that these guys signed up for, but they're still your home team, and kicking them from the sidelines while they're struggling to survive and you're safe at home makes you a total pussy.

As a soldier trying to stay alive, there's nothing quite like your enemy getting a pep talk from your own government to ruin your day. I shudder to think what sort of mayhem this might incite against allied troops as they try to get through this horror. I hope they know that for every totalasslickingdumbassfucktard that has no concern for their well-being, that there are legions of others who support them. Be safe. Come home soon.

For the whole sad story, visit the BBC.

Movie Quotable of the Day: "Just when I thought you couldn't get any dumber... you go and do something like this and totally redeem yourself!"
Yesterday's Answer: Raising Arizona (1987) with Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter.

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  1. Michelle says:

    I agree, Galloway’s a complete ass. I doubt you would have seen any coverage from his acceptance speach on winning a former a seat from Labour in his constituency earlier this year, but here’s the link to it if your interested –

    It just shows you how pathetic he really is.

  2. Neil T. says:

    I have friends who idolise George Galloway and several of them are members of his Respect party. I don’t hate him, though I really would not want him running our country either. His views are sometimes rather misguided and this is one instance. I can sort-of see his point but he could have put it across much, much better.

    Unless, of course, this was a PR move.

  3. Dave2 says:

    My problem is not with people taking an anti-war stance (because, well, that’s kind of ME). My problem is when people do it at the expense of the soldiers who have been ordered to do their job.

    These people, for the most part, signed up to defend their country. This is a noble endeavor that makes them far braver than I am. It is not their choice as to what war they are called on to fight… they accept their orders and do their job. To be unappreciated and demoralized for their efforts is reprehensible.

    I understand that, in Galloway’s world-view, the Iraqi insurgence is not the enemy… Blair, Bush and the rest are. That’s fine, and it’s an opinion he is rightly entitled to have. But when he makes comments that incite and support violence against his own soldiers and their allies, that makes him no better than Bush making jokes about starting a war over WMDs he can’t find.

    If the only way he can get his views across is to lower himself to the level of people he despises, I find it very sad that anybody should want to support him at all.

  4. Neil T. says:

    Fair point. I wouldn’t exactly describe his comments as inciting violence against coalition forces but I can imagine that some people would and that’s not a good thing.

  5. Donald says:

    I’m an ex-soldier myself and it is obvious to me that the UK and US governments are using the ‘We must support our soldiers’ banner as a convenient means to suppress free speech and dissent. Make those pointing out the evils of our government look like the bad guys when the criminals responsible for the Iraq mess are still in power.

    My uncle and I were both professional soldiers, and as such we did not require cheerleaders on the sidelines, nor did we care about what the public thought – we just went in and did our job. I think we both eventually quit because far too often we were just doing the dirty work of power-mad politicians like Bush and Blair.

    Maybe I haven’t read some part of that speech, but I can’t see anywhere that he says it’s a good thing that British soldiers are being killed by insurgents and that he hopes they’ll be killing more.

    It isn’t Galloway’s place to ‘support’ the soldiers. The insurgents are fighting an occupying force.

    The few comments from his victory speech indicate he is right on track. I presume Oona King was merely misguided in supporting attacking Iraq. Blair lied because he figured he’d gain some political capital through the war. Bush? Well that was just a schoolyard bully showing off.

    Of course the bomb attacks in London have been very convenient for Blair too.

  6. Dave2 says:

    No… it is Galloway’s place to support the people he was elected to represent. Some of which who are serving in Iraq, and many of which who are probably not wanting to be there in the first place, but are just doing their duty. You make it sound like these soldiers just up and decided to go to Iraq so they could kill people and blow stuff up… you seem to be forgetting they were SENT there. They may have chosen to join the military, but what happens after that is completely out of their hands (unless they choose to become a deserter, which is something else entirely).

    I am by no means a Bush supporter, but I don’t automatically disagree with everything he says just because he is the one who said it. Regardless of how you and your uncle feel… our troops DO need our continued support. I find it absurd to think that anybody would want to risk their lives far from home without knowing people back home support them in the work they have to do. I may not support this war, but I am not about to give up on those whose job is dedicated to protecting me, my friends, my family, and my country.

    Bombing attacks convenient? How so? Many, many people believe that the attacks were in direct response to Blair’s policies… how is that going to help him politically or otherwise? You think he is grateful that his critics now have even more ammunition to attack his policies? Oh yeah, I’m sure Blair is just ever so grateful for that.

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