Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Pentagons

Policy is derived by the people, not the Pentagon.

The Pentagon has a job to do: win wars.

It’s up to the rest of us to tell them what wars to win. And that’s where the elected officials come in. If we don’t like the wars that we’re fighting, we can vote in a new government and they’ll tell the Pentagon what to do.

Some countries don’t have this option. Some countries are run by the military (Pakistan, anyone?). But the U.S. military answers to the civilian government, which answers to the U.S. people.

So if you don’t like what the Pentagon is doing, don’t blame them. Don’t blame the administration. Blame all the Americans who voted them in.

And when you’re screaming at the woman in the car with the Bush/Cheney bumper-sticker, don’t forget: Love thy neighbor.

2 comments:

FragileKitty said...

I saw a bumper-sticker that said, "Honk if you love Jesus." So I honked and they gave me the finger.

Sotosoroto said...

Oh, that's funny! (-: