Monday, April 7, 2008
I saw a bumper sticker the other day that read:
"God Bless our Troops, Especially the Snipers"
I don't understand, and don't want to understand the sort of psyche that believes killing human beings is an appropriate subject for a jokey bumper sticker. But don't think this sort of relaxed humor about death is confined to rednecks driving gas hogs in Texas. Consider this flippant quote from the Weekly Standard regarding the John Yoo torture memo:
"I haven't really been following this issue, mostly because I'm pretty sure that whatever the government is doing to these terrorists wouldn't "shock my conscience."
via Andrew Sullivan. It reminds me of the conservative reaction to the AIDS crisis. It's all a laughing matter as long as the right sort of people are dying.