Tuesday, September 12, 2006


James Wimberley from the Reality-Based Community has reprinted an interesting letter from the International Herald Tribune:

President George W. Bush has rightly pointed out that America is addicted to oil, but he fails to note the predictable consequences. Addicts break into houses, steal stuff and shoot people. America is breaking into countries, stealing stuff and shooting people. Why is anyone surprised that those homeowners object to our addictive behavior?
Sheila Stoll Morcote, Switzerland

Why indeed?

Addicts, too, come up with the most incredible (in the literal sense) rationalisations for their anti-social behaviour: "they hate our freedoms".

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