The Iranian general “taken” out by the Orange Man may have been a bad man. Probbaly,he was a bad man. But what about our bad men? We have them, too. Arguably ours are worse, in terms of the body count, at least. Aren’t they – and whomever happens to be nearby when it happens – subject to being “hit” in return?
And if they are “hit,” hasn’t the Orange Man lost any moral basis for complaint?
General Unpronounceable was accused and probably guilty of various nasty things. He may have been planning attacks on Americans.
A very nasty man – The Chimp – is known to be guilty of launching a war against the entire population of Iraq, murdering many thousands of them in the process. A country ruined – and occupied. People tortured in dungeons – on this man’s say so or at least complicit authority.
He was never brought to justice or even fined. He paints in retirement – not unlike the serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who eventually got what was coming to him. The Chimp insolently flaunts his getting away with it. Is invited to speak.
Is left unchained, at any rate.
What would be the reaction of the Orange Man if outraged Iraqis – denied justice, unable to get The Chimp in front of a “world court” or any court at all to answer for his crimes – sent a cruise missile to The Chimp’s ranch in Crawford, Texas to deliver some justice?
More people killed, most of them not nasty and having had nothing at all to do with either the Iraqi unpronounceable’s actions or those of the simian in retirement. One mafia “family” wreaking drive-by vengeance on the cross-town “family” that machine-gunned them first.
Some will say, that’s different!
Some will say, our team good, their team bad!
But what if both teams are bad – and we’re not members of either one?