Sunday, February 19, 2006

Slick Willy peddlin' his wares in Pakistan

Did you know those European newspapers should face criminal convictions for running the offensive cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed?

Bill Clinton says so.

In fact, he's over in Pakistan telling his hosts that the publication of the cartoons goes against ethical and religious norms.

(Of course many of us in the United States seriously question whether Bill Clinton himself knows much about ethical and religious norms, since he never seemed to care much about those norms during his presidency.)

He said the people's religious convictions should be respected at all costs and that media should not be permitted to criticize other faiths. He said the media could criticize any issue including governments and people, but nobody had the right to play with the sentiments of other faiths.

Clinton said people in the U.S. had also condemned the publication and were deeply concerned over it. He said Americans respected Islam, as it was the fastest-growing religion in the U.S. Clinton also visited President Pervez Musharraf and both men discussed the India-Pakistan peace talks and progress in Afghanistan.

Religious convictions should be respected at all costs?

Media should not be permitted to criticize other faiths?

What happens when a government that is criticized is an Islamic government that claims to derive its rules of governance from its faith?

Bill Clinton is an idiot, and he's not that useful.


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