Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pakistan, You Just Went Whackistan!

If your potatoes aren't royally boiled over this new outrage, then it's just possible that you are in fact a robot that has been programmed to think you're a real person.  Congratulations, robot person!

It turns out that Pakistan has sentenced the doctor who tipped off the U.S. about Osama bin Laden's whereabouts for treason.  Treason?  Really, Pakistan?  I seem to recall what happened the last time a country equated protecting bin Laden with its own national objectives.  It was called Taliban-era Afghanistan!

Why even elevate this clod?  Let's try and look at this from even the most pro-Pakistani and anti-American point of view.  All bin Laden succeeded in doing during his tenure as a terrorist was to (a) kill a lot of innocent people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, and (b) bring the rain of hell down on a lot more Muslims in the form of American firepower.  He exhorted young men and women to sacrifice their own lives in trying to blow up American troops and civilians in a number of countries, forcing his own followers to live in caves and get hunted like rats by much better trained and better equipped troops.  But at least he was right there in the mountain caves with them, right?

Oh wait no, this jerk lived in a nice suburb in his little compound, periodically sending out missives.  His very cause was a total failure, and lost favor across a Muslim world that has been throwing off tyrannical shackles for the past decade and outgrowing old dictatorships.  Bin Laden himself admitted his recruiting efforts were failing and Al Quaeda was desperately trying to remain relevant ten years after the 9/11 attacks.  So what person in their right mind would be defensive of this clown?

If anyone should be charged with treason it should be whatever corrupt bastard was running the Pakistani "intelligence" services, who should have found and handed over the persistent problem to the U.S., rather than the doctor who upstaged him.

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