Friday, May 4, 2007

Why we went to war

Really, try to internalize and understand this quote. I become incredibly upset just thinking about it. Took it off from the comments board on parapundit.

“It's much easier to justify an invasion by claiming that you are deposing a dangerous dictator and bringing democracy to the oppresed Iraqi masses. When challanged on that point, you accuse your opponents of anti-Arab racism. It's a crude tactic, but it muted fully-legitimate questions about whether or not the Iraqis would even WANT to practice anything that the West would consider to be a legitimate form of representative government. In other words, the accusation of racism kept this line of questioning quiet for a time, and that's what they were after.”

On a totally different note, this is something you also have to remember, and take into account when thinking about my dating disparity post some time ago:
from wikipedia on sexual attraction:

"It has been shown that women prefer more masculine men during the fertile period of the menstrual cycle and more feminine men during other parts of the cycle.[8] This distinction supports the sexy son hypothesis, which posits that it is evolutionarily advantageous for women to select potential fathers who are traditionally masculine rather than the best caregivers.[9] Masculine facial features are characterized by a strong brow and a broad jaw whereas feminine features are less pronounced. Likewise, tall men might more frequently be considered sexually attractive than men of shorter stature."

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