13.11.10

OMG. Nazis. US government.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/us/14nazis.html
National security is a sordid business sometimes. What do you do if you have pressing problems that can cause millions of deaths, and one of the people with the knowledge and expertise to help you with that stuff happens to be a probably war criminal, racist and general bad guy?

You do what you need to do to safeguard your citizens and advance the cause of freedom and stability in the world, that's what you do.

Also, congratulations to the Jews and others who have hunted war criminals and Nazis over the years. Congratulations on the news every few years about stolen art this or gold that. That's all good stuff. Just please remember also that many other ethnic groups were persecuted here and there in the nasty history of this planet. Have a little perspective. But otoh, seeing bad guys get brought to justice is never a bad thing. Personally I'm fairly happy with the work of Israeli death squads here and there in history - ummmm, yeah, except for that whole mistaken identity kills thing. Yeah, that kinda sucks. Come to think of it, that's kind of a bad way to go about business. Better to work through the local government's justice system if at all even remotely possible.

Which unfortunately isn't the case in Yemen and the parts of Pakistan where the Paki military ain't got much to say. So ...we use drones and missiles.

Politics is the art of the possible. Good luck with your version of the ideal world.

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