Saturday, December 03, 2005

This is what we've come to

So this morning I get an e-mail in my Inbox with the subject line, "Blast 'kills al-Qaeda commander'." And I think to myself, "Yeah, right, this is the, what, 5,000th al-Qaeda commander so far?" Then, looking at the body of the e-mail, I saw that it was Pakistan that was reporting that they had killed an al-Qaeda commander, and I was like, oh!

So... When I thought it was the U.S. reporting that, I assumed it was a lie. As soon as I found out Pakistan had said it, I was interested. And no one--no one--can credibly argue that our government hasn't earned that level of distrust from its public and the world at large. That's pathetic.

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