With God On Our Side

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In
1963, Bob Dylan wrote a song “With God on our side” and in it he
explains how America was able to do whatever it wanted in war, because
we had God on our side. For some reason that song kind of popped
into my mind when I read about the charges against Slobodan Milosevic.

It
is pretty obvious that poor Slobo didn't have any “higher power”
working for him. If he did, his wasn't as powerful as ours. You
know we think of Milosevic, Timothy McVeigh, and any other mass
killers, as the epitome of evil, foul people, that are rightly punished
by America, because we are such a morally superior country.

Sometimes
I think of the man that lives down the road from me. He was in the
8th Air Force in World War 2, a bomber pilot. He told me about the
saturation bombing raids they did on German cities. He said that
there were targets, factories, rail centers, and refineries, but
that they were right in the middle of cities. Sometimes I think
that if we didn't have God on our side he would be a mass murder.

What
about Franklin Delano Roosevelt? I mean he was the head guy in all
of World War 2. With the admitted killing of millions of civilians,
wouldn't that be a crime against humanity or is that genocide? I
guess as long as we were spreading these killings all over the globe
it would just be a crime against humanity. I really think for it
to be genocide, we would have had to concentrate our killing more.

Dropping
atomic bombs on cities, I think should get a us some sort of ranking
with the really evil countries in the history books. Good thing
that we are writing them. I guess the buck didn't stop there. Having
God helping us really saved Harry.

Then
we have Robert McNamara and Henry Kissinger, I would also, my being
a vet like to add General William Westmorland, these three were
instrumental in giving us things like the Phoenix program, Agent
Orange, the bombing of Hanoi. Hey, what the heck, with God giving
us the “OK”, then all of these things were for the betterment of
mankind.

Now
you know we paid a bounty in order to get our hands on Slobo, I
just wonder if maybe these rich Arab countries got together and
made us a really good offer, then we could come out ahead by handing
these guys and their like over. We must think that this “world ”
court, in The Hague, is better than our own or we wouldn't be part
of it. Henry has enough blood on his hands to demand many billions
in bounty money, I mean if Slobo can get the Yugoslav government
over 1 billion, Kissinger should be worth 10 easy, in terms of deaths
caused. Sure is too bad that Franklin and Harry died we could knock
down some really big money with them.

Maybe
God gave us these rights to do whatever we want in war for a reason.
Maybe it was to get the value of our war criminals way up there
so that we could really do something good with the money we get
for them.

July
3, 2001

Jim
Glaser [send him mail]
is a Vietnam vet and a volunteer in veterans hospitals.

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