Down the Rabbit Hole

Phil just sent me a link to a breaking piece of news, and had it not obviously been on the Yahoo News site, I would have thought that it came from a parody site.

“A Norwegian parliamentarian has nominated Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush for the Nobel Peace Prize, praising them for winning the war in Iraq.

‘Sometimes it’s necessary to use a small and effective war to prevent a much more dangerous war in the future,’ Jan Simonsen, a right-wing independent in Norway’s parliament, told Reuters on Thursday.

‘If nobody acted then Saddam Hussein could have produced weapons of mass destruction and, in five or 10 years, could have used them against Israel,’ he said.”

Omigod…I really am in Wonderland. That is the same fractured logic that led to the Vietnam-era “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.”

What a travesty.

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