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Monday, June 07, 2004

This Angers Me

I read this Saturday morning and I am still seething. I would really, really like to punch the pope in the face. Right now. I don't care that he's the pope, I would knock the Parkinsons disease right out of him with a right cross to his shaking head.

Speaking slowly and softly to an attentive President Bush, Pope John Paul II on Friday reaffirmed his opposition to the war in Iraq and decried "deplorable events" related to it, an apparent reference to the abuse of Iraqi detainees by U.S. forces.

In their third meeting since Bush became president, the pope called for a quick return of sovereignty in Iraq with an active role to be played by the international community, particularly the United Nations.
I am not sure how a holy man, one that supposedly harbors compassion for all people could be against the liberation of 25 million people from a sadistic tyrant, it's not like he's bearing any of the cost. Then again, the Middle East is fond of torturing gay people, perhaps that is what has the pope so smitten. I don't really know. What I do know is that when the prison abuse scandal came to light, steps were already underway to investigate, prosecute, and punish. Contrast that with the Catholic Church's scandal. For decades they molested an untold number of children, and then systematically covered it up. The punishment for these twisted freaks was to get transferred to a church with a whole new set of children to abuse, but in another city. Catholics everywhere ought to be embarrased, if they are capable. Me, I'm a former Catholic that has a fist he'd like to introduce to the pope.


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