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War on the Poor

Humanitarian assistance=We bomb you. (Have a nice day.)

Restraint=We bomb you when we are good and ready.

The War Against Terrorism (TWAT)=Terrorism Against The Afghans (TATA)

Our vengeance=Retribution

Their vengeance=Vengeance

Our hatred=Justifiable anger

Their hatred=Insanity

Our violence=We are not responsible for it, they are.

Their violence=We are not responsible for it, they are.

Expressing the view that America should be capable of conduct less vicious than the terrorists’=Anti-Americanism

Expressing the view that America should be capable of conduct more vicious than the terrorists’=Pro-Americanism

Anthrax=No joking matter

AC-130 Gunships=Puff The Magic Dragon

Enduring Freedom=What Afghans do

Bombing with “High Jack This Fags” as bomb-casing graffiti=So offensive to our fellow human beings that we must take all protest about it seriously

Bombing with bombs free of graffiti=So beneficial to our fellow human beings that we can ignore, dismiss or belittle all protest about it (the protestors are in a minority, after all)

When we murder children=1001 Excuses

When they murder children=There is no excuse on Earth for harming, let alone brutally ending, innocent lives

Famine relief agencies=Organizations with questionable agendas and strange methods

Bombing the starving=Ending hunger

Bombing the poor=Ending poverty

Bombing the oppressed=Freeing them

Bombing men armed with rifles=Demonstrating our Air Supremacy

Bombing women=Demonstrating our commitment to feminism

Bombing children=Demonstrating our commitment to the future

Bombing the freezing=Warming them up

Bombing=Our answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything

Not bombing=Doing nothing

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