Rumsfeld: Al-Jazeera promotes terrorism

Right -- blame the messenger once more for reporting what's happening ... oops, I mean reporting the part of what's happening that they don't like.

Yet another asshole who thinks he's King of the World, but we already knew that. Hey Rummy -- give you three guesses who's in the middle of the stuff - -who's ordering up the stuff that makes people think America is EVIL.

June 4, 2005 | SINGAPORE (AP) -- Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said Saturday the Al-Jazeera television network promoted terrorism by airing beheadings and other attacks.

"If anyone here lived in the Middle East and watched a network like Al-Jazeera day after day after day, even if you were an American you would begin to believe that America was bad," Rumsfeld told an Asian defense conference.

"Quite honestly, I do not get up in the morning and think that America is what's wrong with the world. The people that are going on television, chopping off people's heads is what's wrong with the world.

"And television networks that carry it and promote it and are Johnny-on-the-spot every time there's a terrorist act are promoting it," he said.

Qatar-based Al-Jazeera, a pan-Arab station, denies it holds any anti-American bias and says it reports the news objectively.

And the curious thing is, first time I checked in to look at Al-Jazeera online, I was shocked to find there was basically no anti-American rhetoric, no rabid finger-pointing, in fact they seemed to be considerably more objective -- given that they are looking at the world from a different geographic and cultural location -- than many of our own media.

But then, even after we've blown up their studios and killed their reporters (oh, accidentally) they still won't get as forelock-tugging, shuffling, mumbling, "yassuh boss" as the American media has been.

And that's what pisses him off -- the Great Know-It-All who has almost single-handedly destroyed the US military capability through stubborness and threats, whose policies have made most boys and girls of the right age think of joining up as a prospect about as attractive as the idea of camelingus.

They used to say, "If the Russians did to our rivers and air what the big coporations have -- we'd be at war."

Well, if Al Quaeda could have done to our military what Redrum and his slaveys have done, they'd all go home and take it easy.


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