#420, August 14, 2006
COLUMBUS: The Ohio State Fair ended yesterday and the farmers returned home to catch up on chores and inspect their crops. Not just in Ohio, but across the middle west, corn and soybeans are looking mighty good.
If you still have an opportunity to attend a Fair this summer or fall go to it and support all those young folks with their 4-H and FFA exhibits and contests.
We can’t stay at a Fair forever, ignoring the rest of the world. These UN countries voted 15-0 for a so-called peace plan in Lebanon. Iran and Syria abstained. When asked if they were for the War or against it, they said, “Of course we’re against it.” Then they shipped 5000 more rockets to Lebanon. Said it was to maintain the Peace.
Iran and Syria learned their history from Hitler: try to conduct your wars in some other country. Hitler picked France and Russia as his primary foreign locations; these two picked Lebanon. By paying someone other than their own army to do the fighting, they even improved on Hitler. And if all their martyrs succeed a hundred percent and commit suicide, they don’t even have to pay ’em. Nobody in this country ever thought of running a war like that.
Fighting an enemy that don’t have any use for human life, even their own babies, is worse than Bonnie and Clyde, the Dalton Gang, Jesse James and John Dillinger combined. We used to think a cannibal was as close as a man could get to having no conscience, but at least a cannibal is limited somewhat by his own appetite.
The wets used to say, “Prohibition’s better than no liquor at all.” Well, to a diplomat a cease-fire is better than no war at all. The diplomats announced the peace will be enforced by the Lebanese Army and the French Army, backed up by United Nations forces. When the news reached Hezbollah you could hear ’em laughing all the way to Paris. Can you imagine any less formidable opponents? There would be a better chance of disarming Hezbollah if we called up 10,000 Boy Scouts, backed by a thousand Campfire Girls.
Good luck to Lebanon. Good luck to Israel.
Historic quote from Will Rogers:
“A Diplomat is a man that tells you what he don’t believe himself, and the man that he is telling it to don’t believe it any more than he does.” Saturday Evening Post, June 9, 1928