USG: more Russian than the Tsar, more Muslim than Osama
Woodrow Wilson, April 2, 1917:
The autocracy that crowned the summit of her political structure, long as it had stood and terrible as was the reality of its power, was not in fact Russian in origin, character, or purpose; and now it has been shaken off and the great, generous Russian people have been added in all their naive majesty and might to the forces that are fighting for freedom in the world, for justice, and for peace. Here is a fit partner for a league of honour.
As we do, we must also reaffirm that the United States is not— and never will be—at war with Islam. I’ve made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al Qaeda has slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries, including our own. So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.
Of course I need not remind the reader that the international community is also more German than Hitler, more Egyptian than Mubarak, and more Libyan than Qadhafi. And that’s not even to mention that there’s more Ivoirité in Hillary’s nail polish than Laurent Gbagbo’s whole body.
Who says USG rules the world? USG is the world. Stand by for more peace and human dignity. Once in a while you’ve got to admit that Unitarianism is just fuckin’ awesome.