2016 election

I, Virginia Bergman, pledge not to vote for a male presidential candidate in 2016 just because he's male.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gaddafi’s violent death (video)

After watching the video (see below) of the violent death of Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi shown at dinner time on the CBS Evening News. I'm left once again longing for the day when humanity recognizes that when we choose to mete out “eye for an eye”  justice, we lower ourselves to the level of our enemy.

That day appears to be far off as world leaders, including our president and secretary of state, increasingly use the word “kill” as casually as one might order buttered toast and coffee for breakfast at the local diner.

The trend took off when the Bush Administration launched the so-called war on terror, but the real terror is the growing acceptance of barbaric behavior in achieving our goals – behavior that includes the Obama Administration’s love affair with Predator drones, that “tool for assassination from 10,000 feet.”

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