Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Out: Axis of Evil, In: Axis of Who-Are-We-To-Judge

Hypothetic scenario:

You're the leader of the freest and most powerful country on Earth. On the other side of the globe, an ideologically medieval terrorist state gradually leaks its evil into the surrounding geographic region, corroding liberty and morality in every country that it infiltrates. Before long, this state of affairs culminates in a horrifying attack on your own soil.

Here are your options:

(a) Invade two of the terrorist state's neighbours (also run by evil people but not the root of the problem)

(b) Shrug your shoulders and acknowledge that your country had it coming

(c) Extend your hand in friendship to your completely unrepentant enemies (after all, we're hardly perfect ourselves so who are we to judge?)

If you chose option (c), you might just be a perennially confused Democratic president with no common sense and a wholly relativistic moral compass.

And the Iranian government's response to President Obama's kind offer to begins talks with Iran?

"This request means Western ideology has become passive, that capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed," Gholam Hossein Elham was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency."(*)


Goodbye 'axis of evil'.

Hello 'axis of who-are-we-to-judge'.

H/t Mark Steyn

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