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"Every Being Counts, Every Person Matters...."


...unless they're sitting where we'd like to drop our bombs.

I admit that I only watch actual mainstream news in small easily-digested bites. I have a number of reasons, but mostly I think the corporate news programs refuse to be relevant. I could be wrong, but I don't remember anyone else outside of the blogs calling the presidents cynical "culture of life" bullshit veto for what it is--a cynical, um, well, bullshit veto. When Tony Snow said to the press gaggle, "What the President has said is that he doesn't want human life destroyed. Now, you may consider that insignificant." No one bothered to ask how that applies to the mostly civilian casualties of the Israeli bombing campaign and the US attempts to oppose the UN resolutions calling for a ceasefire; or the 50-100,000 dead Iraqis (or even the oldie-but-goodie, his fast food approach to the death penalty-- more people served faster).

It makes my head hurt that the president is more concerned with 400,000 embryos in storage (of which 128 have been adopted, the rest will be thrown away?) than he is with the actual people dying from his lack of vision in the middle east. I will never understand how being pro-life has so little to do with promoting the well-being, health and security of people already alive.

(ok, so i found one article questioning the whole "culture of life" question in relation to the death penalty. thanks slate.)

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